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Potsdam Civil War Ancestors Dinner


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Seth RemingtonCivil War Ancestors will be the topic of the next Civil War Roundtable dinner meeting, and set for September 23rd at Sergi’s Banquet Hall on Market Street in Potsdam, beginning at 5:30 pm.

Speaker Derek Maxfield, associate professor of history at Genesee Community College in Batavia, will tell the stories of six men who fought in the Civil War. Three of these men were from St. Lawrence County and served in local regiments, including the 13th NY Cavalry, Co. B., and the 11th NY Cavalry, Co. G. Continue reading

A Common Civil War Sailor’s Life at Sackets Harbor


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Sackets HarborSackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site is set to host “A Common Sailor’s Life During the Civil War” on Saturday August 18th, from 10 am to 4 pm.

John Dellapenna, a US Navy veteran and US Navy Civil War sailor re-enactor, along “Ships Company,” the premier Civil War navy re-enactment group who serve on board the 1855 sloop-of-war USS Constellation in Baltimore will portray US soldiers and sailors from the Civil War era. Continue reading

Military Reenactment Day at Boscobel, Garrison, NY


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Boscobel military reenactmentThe Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, in partnership with The Living History Education Foundation has announced a Military Reenactment Day set for Sunday, August 26 from 11 am to 4 pm.

On the grounds of Boscobel House and Gardens, directly overlooking the Hudson River and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, military reenactors will set up encampments from the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, and World Wars. They demonstrate camp life with inspections, formations, musket firings, artillery demonstrations, and drills. Continue reading

Civil War Weekend at Robert Moses State Park


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Soldiers line up for their pay at last year’s Civil War Reenactment WeekendThe St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s annual Civil War Reenactment Weekend at Robert Moses State Park in Massena has been set for Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29.

The military camps are open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday. Mock battles will be at 3 pm Saturday and 1 pm Sunday. Closing ceremonies will follow the Sunday battle. The Marine Corps League, St. Lawrence County Detachment #408 provides a food concession both days. Continue reading

Civil War Weekend Planned For Grant Cottage


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Blue Armed RidersTickets are now available for the Civil War Weekend, a fundraiser for The Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, which will be held on August 11 and 12 at D.A. Collins’ Ballard Road property in Wilton.

This official bicentennial celebration event of the Town of Wilton will include dozens of Civil War era reenactors. Camp life, infantry, artillery, cavalry drills, battles, and firing demonstrations will bring the period to life. The Iron Jacks, 77th NY Regimental Balladeers, and Veterans in the New Field will provide musical performances during the weekend. Children’s activities, book signings, military artifact displays, food and vendors will offer a weekend full of learning for all ages. Continue reading

Decoration Day Ceremony at the Old Stone Fort


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old stone fort museum logoOn Wednesday, May 30 at 6 pm the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to host members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War for a traditional Decoration Day ceremony on the lawn of the Revolutionary War stone fort.

With the help of the public, the graves of Civil War soldiers will be decorated with flowers and the Schoharie County American Legion Honor Guard will honor veterans of America’s other wars.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Decoration Day, now known as Memorial Day. Continue reading

Grant Cottage Opening With New Exhibits


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red chess setU.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site is set to open for the 2018 season on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, with new exhibits and the return of a popular program highlighting Cottage caretaker and Civil War veteran Oliver Pendelton Clarke and his wife Martha.

A new exhibit in the Grant Cottage Visitor Center, “Let Us Have Peace: Reconstruction and the 1868 U.S. Presidential Election,” celebrates the 150th anniversary of Ulysses Grant’s first run for President. The exhibit includes items such as a period ballot box, tintype photos, 1868 ballots, and publications covering the election.

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