St Lawrence County Historical Association

Collections Manager Position

The St Lawrence County Historical Association (SLCHA) is seeking a candidate to fill the open Collections Manager (CM) position. The CM reports to the Executive Director. Responsibilities include management of the SLCHA's artifact and archival collections, as well as oversight of public outreach efforts including both on- and off-site programs. A Bachelor's degree in history or related field required. Professional or volunteer experience in museum or special collections field preferred. More…

Annual Meeting

The Capitol at Washington (Franke)

The Capitol at Washington, a re-strike printed from the original copper plate engraving made in 1889 by M. Franke, is being raffled off at the St Lawrence County Historical Association's 67th Annual Meeting at the United Methodist Church, 183 Main Street, Edwards on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The meeting, which will run from 11 am - 2 pm, includes a visit to the new Edwards History Center. The public is invited and you do not have to be a member of the SLCHA to attend. Lunch is $10 per person and pre-registration is required for lunch. More…

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.

  • Tupper, Alvin D. - Born: May 29, 1846 in Watertown, NY; Son of Mandrake Tupper and Betsey Powers
    Enlisted from Pierrepont in 14th NY H Art Co K as Pvt on Dec 18, 1863;
    Died of chronic diarrhea Sep. 11, 1864 at Dudley Hospital in Washington, DC. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Plot 13/8342 and also has a stone in Beech Plains Cemetery in Pierrepont (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery)
  • Crawford, Hiram - Born: Aug. 21, 1831 in St. Lawrence Co.; Son of James Crawford and Susan Hayden
    Enlisted from Hopkinton in 92nd NY Inf Co G as Pvt on Oct 10, 1861;
    Mustered out Nov. 11, 1864 at Chaffin's Farm, VA. He moved to Pottawotomie Co. KS by 1880 and died in Manhattan, KS Sep. 29, 1896 (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1880, data)
  • Chase, Caleb Newell - Born: Apr. 2, 1845 in Stockholm, NY; Son of Anthony Chase and Mary Newell
    Enlisted from Stockholm in 11th NY Cav Co F as Pvt on Jan 4, 1864;
    Lost at sea Dec. 22, 1864 when the steamer North America went down off the coast of Florida on its way from New Orleans to NYC. There is a stone for him in Ellis Cemetery in Stockholm and apparently also one on Cape Hatteras, NC. His family lived in Potsdam in 1850. (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, 1865, cemetery)
  • Davis, Lucius B. - Born: 1846 in Schuyler Falls, NY; Son of Eleazer Davis and Charity _______
    Enlisted from Norfolk in 118th NY Inf Co B as Pvt on Dec 16, 1863;
    Received a shell wound in the left hip and discharged for disability May 31, 1865 near Manchester, VA. This family lived in Saranac, NY in 1850. He lived in Norfolk in 1898 and died in Norfolk May 22, 1910. He is buried in High Street Cemetery in Norfolk (AG, 1850, 1865, 1890, cemetery, newspaper)
  • Gibson, John C. - Born: 1810 in Vermont;
    Enlisted from Norfolk in 92nd NY Inf Co E as Pvt on Dec 2, 1861;
    Discharged for disability Apr. 14, 1862 at Washington, DC. He married Mary Steele. He died in Chateaugay, NY Jan. 16, 1899 and is buried in High St. Cemetery in Norfolk (TC, AG, 1860, 1890, newspaper, cemetery)

If a name appears in bold, the person died as a result of their service.

St Lawrence County War of 1812 History Trail

War of 1812 Historic SignThe 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.

Visit the trail

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

Coming Events

Civil War Sesquicentennial

150 years ago this month:

  • Oct 4, 1864 - 106th NY (Sept 21, 1864) Battle of Opequon that occurred on 19 September casualties listed: 11 Killed or mortally wounded, 41 wounded, and 2 missing. Battle at Fisher Hill: 1 Officer killed, 2 men wounded
  • Oct 5, 1864 - Battle of Allatoona (Georgia)
  • Oct 9, 1864 - Battle of Tom's Brook (Virginia)
  • Oct 12, 1864 - 92nd NY In the battle of Chaffin's Farm: 13 killed or mortally wounded, 10 wounded, and 6 missing. As of 2 Oct, only 44 men present and one Commissioned officer. Lt George S. Thompson in command of regiment.
  • Oct 12, 1864 - Doctor WQ Mansfield, formerly Assistant Surgeon of the 92nd NY, was appointed Surgeon in Chief of the 2nd Brigade of the 18th Corps of the Army of the Potomac.
  • Oct 18, 1864 - Wide Awakes return for Lincoln in Norfolk, NY (a Republican party organization of young men)
  • Oct 19, 1864 - In the last draft call of 500,000 men, St Lawrence County was require to raise 1100 new recruits; 1700 stepped forward.
  • Oct 19, 1864 - Saint Albans, Vermont Raid, Confederate soldiers dressed in civilian clothes robbed banks in Saint Albans then escaped to Canada. Seven captured in US had $50,000 on them. Twelve captured in Canada were held in Montréal. A regiment of US Troops were stationed in Saint Albans after the raid.
  • Oct 19, 1864 - Cedar Creek, Virginia
  • Oct 19, 1864 - Cedar Creek, Virginia - 106th NY Infantry - 12 Killed, 40 wounded, 3 missing
  • Oct 19, 1864 - Cedar Creek, Virginia - 6th NY Heavy Artillery - 26 killed, 52 wounded 16 missing
  • Oct 19, 1864 - Battle of Cedar Creek (Virginia)
  • Oct 23, 1864 - Battle of Westport (Missouri)
  • Oct 26, 1864 - (dated 23 Oct 1864) 13 of the rebel raiders (of Saint Albans, Vermont) are in jail in Montréal, they are mostly young men from Kentucky. They insist that they are in rebel service and are confident that they will be released.
  • Oct 27, 1864 - Because Black Union POWs were used in the construction of rebel trenches, General Butler demanded that rebel POWs be used for the same tasks at Dutch Gap canal within rifle shot of the rebel troops. General Lee stopped this practice and sent black POWs back to Richmond. General Butler stopped his retaliation immediately.
  • Oct 27, 1864 - Darbytown Road, Virginia - through October 29
  • Oct 27, 1864 - Darbytown Road, Virginia - 142nd Infantry - 21 killed, 78 wounded, 3 missing
  • Oct 27, 1864 - Darbytown Road, Virginia - 92nd NY Infantry - (2nd Fair Oaks) 2 killed, 3 wounded, 26 missing
  • Oct 27, 1864 - Battle of Burgess' Mill/Boydron Plank Road (Virginia)

Events in bold are St Lawrence County events