St Lawrence County Historical Association

Chair Caning

Chair in the process of being caned

Coming in March - Chair Caning and Splint Seat Caning!

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Civil War Veterans

John Austin has contributed a database of Civil War veterans from St Lawrence County. It consists of information on some 6,800 people who served in the Civil War. These are 5 of the people in the database; you can visit and search the data.

  • Murray, Felix - Born: May 27, 1803 in at sea;
    Enlisted from Canton in 142nd NY Inf Co K as Pvt on Aug 28, 1862;
    Permanently injured in the left side by railroad cars and discharged for disability Mar. 26, 1864 at Washington, DC. He married Roxanna Gilbert in 1839 in Ausable Forks, NY. He lived in Morley in 1860 and died there Jan. 6, 1892. He is buried in Morley Cemetery (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery, data)
  • Moore, Mason Sherman - Born: May 3, 1845 in Lisbon, NY; Son of Stephen Moore and Nancy Qua
    Enlisted from Lisbon in 14th NY H Art Co G as Pvt on Nov 12, 1863;
    Captured Jul. 25, 1864 near Petersburg, VA and taken to Danville prison where it is supposed he died (TC, AG, 1860, 1865)
  • Mackey, James - Born: Sep. 26, 1839 in Potsdam, NY; Son of Patrick Mackey and Sarah Martin
    Enlisted from Lisbon in 39th NY Inf Co D as Pvt on Sep 5, 1864;
    Had a finger of his right hand shot off at Petersburg, VA and mustered out June 6, 1865 at Washington, DC. He married Caroline Chappel Oct. 14, 1860 and lived in Lisbon in 1890. He died June 8, 1920 while visiting his daughter in Ogdensburg. He is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Canton and appears to be the man living in 1860 Canton (TC, AG, 1860, 1890, newspaper)
  • Brownell, John Davison - Born: Feb. 18, 1835 in Osnabruck, ON; Son of John Brownell and Lucinda Morris
    Enlisted from Parishville in 1st NY L Art Batt H as Pvt on Aug 27, 1864;
    Discharged May 30, 1865. He died in Parishville Aug. 6, 1918 and is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Parishville (TC, AG, 1860, 1890, cemetery, data)
  • Perikee, Napoleon - Born: 1847 in Canada; Son of Edward Perikee and Emily ________
    Enlisted from Brasher in 1st NY L Art Batt D as Pvt on Oct 1864;
    Does not appear in the records of the 1st Artillery (TC, 1850, 1860, 1865)

If a name appears in bold, the person died as a result of their service.

St Lawrence County War of 1812 History Trail

War of 1812 Historic SignThe War of 1812 happened right here in our own backyard in St Lawrence County, yet few people are aware of what happened and where. The War of 1812 Virtual Trail is meant to educate us about these important events that shaped our young nation.

Stroll through these sites online or - better yet - make a copy and enjoy a pleasant drive exploring where important events of the War of 1812 happened in St Lawrence County.

Visit the trail

Who are these Civil War officers?

We have located two stereo pairs of the officers of the New York 60th taken at Fauquier Sulphur Springs, Virginia during the Civil War. Some of the people in the picture have been identified. See enlargements of the faces and help us identify more people in the picture. See the picture and help us identify more people in it

Civil War Sesquicentennial

150 years ago this month:

  • Feb 1, 1865 - 106th New York Infantry, a New flag given from "the Ladies of the 17th Congressional District." The flag was received from Captain Briggs, commanding Regiment.
  • Feb 1, 1865 - 60th New York Infantry - on January 19th 1865, General Geary was relieved from commanding Provost-Marshal in Savannah, Georgia and his Division of the 20th Corps joined with General W T Sherman's Army in his march north through South Carolina and North Carolina.
  • Feb 5, 1865 - Battle of Hatcher's Run (Virginia) (to the 7th)
  • Feb 8, 1865 - Potsdam: three school districts in the village "should unite in a school Union"
  • Feb 8, 1865 - 92nd New York Infantry returned to the county "quietly"; no sentinel posted to give them an alarm: 997 men started out in 1862, 109 recruits, 16 battles, numerous skirmishes. 45 KIA, 151 died of wounds and diseases, 505 discharged for disability, 123 deserted, 39 MIA, term of service still in hospital 55, and 120 transferred to 96th. They were mustered out 7 January 1865 with only 68 out of 1106 men.
  • Feb 15, 1865 - Snow blocks from the south (to Potsdam). No mail for 5 days. Ogdensburg to Vermont running as usual.
  • Feb 16, 1865 - General Grant resumed exchange for Prisoners
  • Feb 22, 1865 - Samuel Clark of North Stockholm, an old War of 1812 soldier, gets pension and arrears. He helped defeat the British at the Battle of Plattsburgh, September 1814.

Events in bold are St Lawrence County events

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