North Country Civil War Round Table
Lincoln and Johnson
McClellan and Pendleton
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.
- Sunday, November 23, 2:00 PM - Election of 1864
The election of 1864 could very well be the most important presidential election in American history. After a very bloody summer the nation was becoming extremely war weary, and a major decision would have to be made that November by the electorate. Learn more about this pivotal election and the factors which influenced the outcome when Terry Niles speaks at the next SLCHA Civil War Roundtable on Sunday, November 23 at 2 pm at the St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House. The North Country Civil War Roundtable is part of the St Lawrence County Historical Association’s Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which was fought from 1861-1865.
Local Lincoln expert and member of the North Country Civil War Roundtable, Terry Niles, will discuss the options of the election of 1864: to stay the course under the leadership of President Lincoln, or to settle for a negotiated peace with the Confederacy by electing the challenger George B McClellan. The presentation will review the political climate in the fall of 1864, the campaign, and the situation on the battlefield, in an effort to determine what the primary factors were that affected the final results of November 8, 1864. This Civil War Roundtable presentation is free and open to the public - anyone interested in the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, or 19th century politics is welcome to join us on November 23!
The SLCHA Gift Shop is a great way to take home Civil War history with replica Confederate coins, and books like Gallantry in the Field: Potsdam and the Civil War and Civil War Cooking Recipes. SLCHA members receive a 10% discount on most items in the Gift Shop.
The St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 pm, Friday noon to 8 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.
Civil War Graves Project
- Read about the Civil War Graves project and see the results
- See a picture of the 60th New York Infantry at the dedication of a monument to General George Sears Greene at Culps Hill, Gettysburg PA, and help identify the people in it
- New York State Civil War Sesquicentennial Homepage
- From the library at Morrisville State College:
- National Parks Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
- Find your New York State Civil War ancestor online
- Civil War Research in New York State from Dick Hillenbrand
- Other Civil War Round Tables
- From The Historical Marker Data Base:
Sue Longshore, Collections Manager and CWRT Coordinator