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.
Pete Gilbert Jr. will present an overview of the Adirondack Regiment, which was formed in 1862 by men from Clinton, Essex and Warren Counties. The 118th NY served in the Defense of Washington, DC as well as in the Bermuda Hundred Campaign, the siege of Petersburg, the Crater, and the battle of Cold Harbor. Gilbert is a St. Lawrence County native who now resides in Tupper Lake and is an officer for the NYS Department of Corrections at the Adirondack Correctional Facility. He has been a Civil War reenactor for 30 years, and serves as the commanding officer of the 118th NY Reenactment Unit.
The SLCHA Archives has recently released a downloadable finding aid for Civil War information
Cassidy Percoco, Collections Manager and CWRT Coordinator
Submarine Torpedo Boat H.L. Hunley, Dec. 6, 1863
Conrad Wise Chapman
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.