On March 14, 2019 the French and Indian War fortification known as Fort Wood Creek was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Fort Wood Creek, located on the Rome Historical Society’s Fort Bull property, dates to 1756 when it was constructed by the British to replace Fort Bull after it had been attacked and destroyed by 362 French and their Native allies. [Read more…] about Fort Wood Creek Named to National Register
The next North Country Civil War Round Table has been set for Sunday, May 19th, at 2 pm at the Carriage Barn of the St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum, 1755 State Route 345, Madrid, NY. Marty Snye will speak about Civil War era carriages and wagons. This program is free and open to the public. [Read more…] about Civil War Era Carriages and Wagons Talk Sunday
The Chimney Point, Mount Independence, and Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Sites in Vermont on the east side of Lake Champlain are set to open for the 2019 season on Saturday, May 25, at 10 am. These sites also host a variety of programs, exhibits, lectures, nature and history tours, and more. [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Area VT State Historic Sites Opening
Organizations and dignitaries from Northern New York and Southern Quebec are set to join members of the Saranac Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, for an International Memorial Service honoring the Revolutionary War Patriots interred at Fort Chambly, Chambly Quebec, on June 1, 2019. [Read more…] about Memorial Planned For Am Rev Dead at Fort Chambly
A recent edition of the Capital District Civil War Round Table Podcast features Naval historian Chuck Veit who talked about his book Natural Genius: Brutus de Villeroi and the U. S. Navy’s First Submarine. Veit discussed the history of submarines and the remarkable life of French inventor Brutus de Villeroi, the man responsible for building the U. S. Navy’s first submarine. [Read more…] about Podcast: Brutus de Villeroi and the U. S. Navy’s First Submarine
In 1861 Benjamin Hall of Elizabethtown in Essex County was one among many young men who enlisted to fight against the South in the Union Army.
His wartime experiences took him to some of the major battlefields of the American Civil War, and finally to the notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp at Andersonville, Georgia. [Read more…] about Elizabethtown Civil War POW Benjamin Hall Talk in Ti
On The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore, Roger Higgins, author of Billy Gogan Gone Fer Soldier, tells about his historical novel concerning an Irish immigrant to America and his experiences in the Intervención estadounidense en México, the Mexican War, in the 1840s. [Read more…] about A Historical Novel of the Mexican War
Christopher Klein, author of When the Irish Invaded Canada, is set to share the incredible true story of the Civil War veterans who fought for Ireland’s freedom on Monday, May 13 at 7 pm, at the Irish American Heritage Museum in Albany.
When the Irish Invaded Canada tells the story of a band of Irish-Americans who fled the Great Hunger in Ireland, fought on both sides of the Civil War, and then united to undertake one of the most fantastical missions in military history — to kidnap the British province of Canada, hold it hostage, and ransom it for Ireland’s independence. With the tacit support of the U.S. government, the self-proclaimed Irish Republican Army attacked Canada not just once, but five times between 1866 and 1871 in what are collectively known as the Fenian Raids. [Read more…] about Irish Fenian Raids Talk Set for Albany Monday
Veterans of the Valley, a full-day history symposium that explores local contributions to the nation’s military history and honors Mohawk Valley veterans from the First World War to the present, has been set for Saturday, May 18th from 9 am to 5 pm, at the Oneida County History Center.
This event features lectures and panel discussions on the Tuskegee Airmen, Utica’s World War Two POW camp, the Vietnam experience, and experiences from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The program culminates with a driving tour of Forest Hill Cemetery that highlights monuments and gravestones of veterans. [Read more…] about Mohawk Valley Military History Symposium Planned
The May episode of the Capital District Civil War Round Table Podcast was recorded in Galway, Ireland, with National University of Ireland Galway professor Enrico Dal Lago.
Dal Lago talked about his new book Civil War and Agrarian Unrest: The Confederate South and Southern Italy. The book places the American Civil War in the global context by comparing and connecting it to the Great Brigandage in Southern Italy in the 1860s. While historians have spent years looking at nation-building and social revolution in nineteenth-century Europe, Dal Lago offers a fresh perspective of the American Civil War by comparing it to the agrarian uprising that occurred in Southern Italy during Italian unification. [Read more…] about Civil War Podcast: The Confederate South and Southern Italy