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North Country Civil War Round Table

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, October 20, 2:00 PM - Lincoln's Avengers
    Lincoln's Avengers by Jan Couture, Saranac Town Historian. Five men from Saranac were part of the Sixteenth New York Cavalry known as Lincoln's Avengers, which aided in the capture of John Wilkes Booth.
  • Sunday, November 17, 2:00 PM - Camp Union Dig: Preliminary Findings
    Civil War Roundtable: At the Potsdam Public Museum: Camp Union Dig: Preliminary Findings, by Hadley Kruczek-Aaron, Anthropology Department Chair, SUNY Potsdam Hadley will talk about the experience she and 12 archaeology students had spending three weeks on a dig in Potsdam at the former site of Camp Union. This Civil War training camp was where hundreds of soldiers lived and trained under Colonel Jonah Sanford during a five-month period from 1861 to 1862.

Finding Aid

The SLCHA Archives has recently released a downloadable finding aid for Civil War information

Civil War Graves Project

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St Lawrence County Historical Association Civil War Roundtable

The St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Friday 10 am to 6 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.