Antique & Artisan Show and Sale
George Emery, of Time on My Hands clock repair and restoration from Bombay, NY, poses with some of his antique clocks at last year’s St Lawrence County Historical Association Antique & Artisan Show and Sale. Don’t miss this year’s show on Saturday, April 25th from 10 am to 4 pm at Canton’s McKenney Middle School, 99 State Street, sponsored by Blanchard’s Auction Service, Potsdam and Mort Backus & Sons, Ogdensburg.
Cooper's Falls Mills, Abbott House, Gouverneur, and Crane Normal Institute are Featured Buildings in SLCHA Miniatures
The Cooper's Falls Grist Mill and Blast Furnace, the Vasco P Abbott House in Gouverneur, and the Crane Normal Institute, Potsdam, are the latest buildings to be reproduced in miniature by the St Lawrence County Historical Association. The buildings are part of a hand-painted, limited edition series which are produced in conjunction with artisans Glenn and Marty Pierce to recognize architecturally significant structures in St Lawrence County. The cost for a set of all three buildings is $30, while individual buildings are $12 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Historical Association. To order any of these buildings, or to inquire about other buildings in the series, please contact the St Lawrence County Historical Association, at 3 East Main Street, Canton, NY 13617, phone 315-386-8133 or email. More…
In the summer of 1876, just as the presidential campaign was getting under way, Cornelia McFalls of Gouverneur published a poem that was set to music by William F Sudds, also of Gouverneur, and soon became a popular campaign song. Hear the song at SLCHA's Quarterly page.
Civil War Veterans
John Austin has contributed a database of Civil War veterans from St Lawrence County. It consists of information on some 6,800 people who served in the Civil War. These are 5 of the people in the database; you can visit and search the data.
- Cole, Amos - Born: 1847 in New York; Son of Vanrensselaer Cole and Abigail Wilson
Enlisted from Oswegatchie in 142nd NY Inf Co G as Pvt on Feb 24, 1864;
Wounded June 16, 1864 at Drewry's Bluff, VA and Dec. 25, 1864 at Ft. Fisher, NC and had a leg amputated. He died at Ft. Schuyler, NY Feb. 6, 1865 and is buried in Mt. Alona Cemetery in Oswegatchie (AG, 1850, 1860, 1865, cemetery)
- Manson, William E. - Born: 1844 in Canada; Son of Charles Manson and Sarah ________
Enlisted from Brasher in 117th NY Inf Co G as Pvt on Feb 18, 1864;
Was in 18 battles and was wounded. He transferred into the 48th NY Inf. Co. G and was discharged for disability Jul. 15, 1865 from McDougall Hospital in NYC. He died Sep. 26, 1924 in Lawrence, MA (TC, AG, 1865, data)
- Elliott, Henry - Born: 1840 in New York; Son of Jason Elliott
Enlisted from Massena in 92nd NY Inf Co A as Pvt on Oct 10, 1861;
Killed in action May 31, 1862 at Fair Oaks, VA (AG, 1860, 1865)
- Armstrong, John - Born: 1847 in St. Lawrence Co.;
Enlisted from Russell as Pvt;
The 1865 census says he wa in the 1st L. Art. but he may be the man listed in the 20th NY Cav. Co. K (1850, 1865)
- Murray, Lewis - Born: 1841 in New York; Son of Lewis Murray and Sophia _______
Enlisted from Oswegatchie in 12th US Inf Co H as Pvt on May 6, 1864;
Died of disease Oct. 12, 1864 at US General Hospital (1860, 1865)
If a name appears in bold, the person died as a result of their service.
St Lawrence County War of 1812 History Trail
The War of 1812 happened right here in our own backyard in St Lawrence County, yet few people are aware of what happened and where. The War of 1812 Virtual Trail is meant to educate us about these important events that shaped our young nation.
Stroll through these sites online or - better yet - make a copy and enjoy a pleasant drive exploring where important events of the War of 1812 happened in St Lawrence County.
Who are these Civil War officers?
We have located two stereo pairs of the officers of the New York 60th taken at Fauquier Sulphur Springs, Virginia during the Civil War. Some of the people in the picture have been identified. See enlargements of the faces and help us identify more people in the picture. See the picture and help us identify more people in it
Civil War Sesquicentennial
150 years ago this month:
- Apr 1, 1865 - Battle of Five Forks (Virginia)
- Apr 2, 1865 - Selma, Alabama, falls; final Union assault on Petersburg,Virginia
- Apr 3, 1865 - Richmond and Petersburg occupied by Union forces
- Apr 5, 1865 - Army notes victory April 1-2 near Petersburg, Virginia.
- Apr 5, 1865 - 60th New York Infantry in northward travels 24 March 1865 near Goldsboro, North Carolina.
- Apr 6, 1865 - The Malone Palladium has headline: Fall of Richmond, "The Babylon of the Secession has fallen".
- Apr 6, 1865 - Battle of Sayler's Creek (Virginia)
- Apr 7, 1865 - Battle of High Bridge (Virginia)
- Apr 9, 1865 - Battles of Appomattox (Virginia) and Fort Blakely (Alabama); Lee surrenders at Appomattox
- Apr 12, 1865 - Mobile, Alabama, surrenders to Union forces
- Apr 12, 1865 - Lee and Army of Northern Virginia Surrender 9 April 1865
- Apr 12, 1865 - 106th New York Infantry took part in April 2nd battle at Petersburg: 7 killed, 37 wounded.
- Apr 12, 1865 - Potsdam Celebration a "Veritable Jubilee" on Monday April 10th. On Market Street and Main Street lit bonfires, home guard and glee clubs entertain, night time there are notable speakers at American Hotel.
- Apr 14, 1865 - Lincoln shot by John Wilkes Booth
- Apr 15, 1865 - Lincoln dies
- Apr 19, 1865 - President Lincoln's Assassination
- Apr 19, 1865 - Bounties Listed in the towns of the county $405,649, County Bounties $806,200.
- Apr 19, 1865 - Income tax for war in Potsdam listed for 1863, those who earned over $600 in income taxed 5%.
- Apr 20, 1865 - 98th New York Infantry in Weitzel's Division 1st Brigade along with first regiments entered Richmond 8:00 AM April 2. Colonel Kreutzer Commanding the 98th appointed Provost-Marshal of the 2nd District.
- Apr 20, 1865 - 118th New York Infantry also in the same Division is safe within Richmond dated April 1865. Lieutenant Clifford Hubbard says our division was the first to enter the city, "It is the happiest day of my life."
- Apr 26, 1865 - Johnston surrenders to Sherman in North Carolina
- Apr 26, 1865 - Sherman's surrender terms for Johnston's Army too generous, rejected by government. Terms included non-military. Later surrender terms same as General Grant used for Lee, accepted.
- Apr 26, 1865 - Sermon by Potsdam's Gurley for Lincoln's Funeral.
Events in bold are St Lawrence County events