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 pubic and light refreshments will be served.
The 118th New York Volunteer Infantry, or “Adirondack Regiment,” was formed with enlistees from Clinton, Essex, and Warren counties in 1862, and eventually took part in the Peninsula Campaign, the Bermuda Hundred Campaign, and the battles of Cold Harbor, Petersburg, the Crater, and Richmond. Learn more from Pete Gilbert at the next North Country Civil War Round Table on Sunday, March 25 at 2 pm at the Ogdensburg Public Library, located at 312 Washington Street in Ogdensburg.
Pete Gilbert, Jr is a St Lawrence County native, and the descendant of two Civil War veterans – one from the 60th New York Volunteers and the other from the 106th. When not working as an officer at the Adirondack Correctional Facility in Raybrook, NY, Gilbert serves as commanding officer of the 118th NY Volunteers reenacting unit, with a rank of captain and thirty years of experience.
Jan Wojcik will compare and contrast the motives of two soldiers – Thomas Hickey of Stockholm (Union) and Wesley Culp of Gettysburg, PA (Confederate) – at the Potsdam Public Museum.
Sarah Melville of Clarkson University will present "From Moretown to Gettysburg: A Green Mountain Boy Goes to War"
Join us for the Civil War Weekend at Robert Moses State Park in Massena!
Derek Maxfield, Associate Professor of History at Genesee Community College, Batavia, NY will present "Civil War Ancestors in Peace and in Pieces", explolring the stories of his six great grandfathers who all served for the Union, three of them from St. Lawrence County
Time, location, menu, cost TBA
The SLCHA Archives has recently released a downloadable finding aid for Civil War information
Cassidy Percoco, Collections Manager and CWRT Coordinator
Mathew Brady portrait of Joseph Hooker
The St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday through Thursday noon to 4 pm, Friday noon to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. Admission to the museum is free; admission to the archives is free for members and children, $2.50 for college students, and $5 for the general public.The St Lawrence County Historical Association is located at 3 East Main Street, Canton. Parking is available in the back of the SLCHA, next to the museum's main entrance.
The St Lawrence County Historical Association is a membership organization open to anyone interested in St Lawrence County history. For more information, or to become a member, call the SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or e-mail. Exhibits and programs are made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.