North Country Civil War Round Table
Federal entrenchments at the foot of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, 1864; originally published in The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes: Volume Three – The Decisive Battles, 1911
Image from Wikimedia Commons
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, September 28, 2:00 PM - The Atlanta Campaign
The Atlanta Campaign was a highly coordinated offensive devised by General US Grant to captured Atlanta, Georgia - the industrial, supply, and communications center of the Confederacy. Learn more about this strategic operation carried out by Union troops between May and September 1864 at the next SLCHA Civil War Roundtable on Sunday, September 28th at 2 pm at the St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House. Stanley Maine will lead a discussion of the Atlanta Campaign and the participating units from Northern NY including the 60th New York Volunteer Infantry. 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. Around 7,000 men from St Lawrence County enlisted to fight for the Union during the Civil War.
Stanley Maine will lead the discussion of the Atlanta Campaign. Maine, who lives in Pierrepont, serves as a trustee for the St Lawrence County Historical Association, is chairman of its Building Committee, and is active with both the SLCHA's Civil War Roundtable and the SLCHA's Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.
The SLCHA Gift Shop is a great way to take some Civil War history home with replica Confederate coins and books like Gallantry in the Field: Potsdam and the Civil War and Life on the Homefront During the Civil War. 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