The next North Country Civil War Round Table, presented by Carol Opdyke and Stan Maine has been set for Sunday, November 18th, at 2 pm, at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, 3 E. Main Street, Canton, and will focus on John Mills and the letters he wrote to his family during the Civil War.
John R. Mills was born in Canada in 1826 and moved to Gouverneur as a young man, where he married and became a blacksmith. During the Civil War, he served in the 60th NYSV Infantry, based out of Ogdensburg, as a corporal and then a second lieutenant, and despite being wounded and falling ill, he returned home to his family in 1865.
The North Country Civil War Round Table, sponsored by the St Lawrence County Historical Association, is an informal discussion group that centers on the Civil War period. Each meeting focuses on a particular topic related to the Civil War and emphasizes the North Country’s role in that turbulent era. The Round Table is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the St Lawrence County Historical Association at (315) 386-8133 or e-mail email@example.com. Visit the SLCHA’s website, for more information on St. Lawrence County history.