St Lawrence County Historical Association

Civil War Weekend at Robert Moses State Park, Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27

Reenactors from 2nd Michigan

Union troops from the 2nd Michigan in the field during a previous Civil War Reenactment Weekend. Don't miss this summer's 13th annual Civil War Reenactment Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27 at Robert Moses State Park in Massena, sponsored by SeaComm Federal Credit Union. The Civil War Reenactment Weekend is part of the SLCHA's Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which began in 1861. More information…

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.

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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

  • Thursday, September 25, 12:00 PM: Brown Bag Lunch - Remington Arts Festival
  • Saturday, September 27, 10:00 AM: Remington Arts Festival - SLCHA Museum open extended hours
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Civil War Sesquicentennial

150 years ago this month:

  • Jul 4, 1864 - 1st Session, 38th Congress, adjourns
  • Jul 6, 1864 - 92nd (in battle for Petersburg and charge to take Battery 5) Private George L. Foot Co D. captured 10 prisoners by himself. Private Prentice Previer and 5 others captured 12 guns. 8 men wounded in addition to other list (total 15)
  • Jul 6, 1864 - 60th NY - near Marietta, GA, June 18, 1864; Position not changed much except a gradual advance toward Atlanta. Battles on June 15th and 16th caused 2 killed and 22 wounded. (Battles of Pine Knob and Gigal Church or Gogatha.)
  • Jul 6, 1864 - 92nd - Major Merriman had his arm shattered by a shell on 20 June; he leaves Captain Fay in command of Regiment.
  • Jul 9, 1864 - Monocacy - 106th NY Infantry - 30 killed, 60 wounded, 43 missing
  • Jul 9, 1864 - Battle of Monocacy (Maryland)
  • Jul 11, 1864 - Battle of Fort Stevens (Maryland)
  • Jul 13, 1864 - 60th NY in line facing Kennesaw Mountain Line, 8 miles southwest of Big Shanty and 6 miles from Marietta, GA. Col. Godard has been compelled to leave on account of sickness. Senior Captain Thomas Elliott commands regiment. He has been promoted to Major but has not mustered at that rank.
  • Jul 13, 1864 - 92nd NY - In trenches near Petersburg, the enemy's line is 500 feet apart; between lines are rifle pits. The pits are holes in the ground big enough for two or three men; they sit down in order to hide from the sharpshooters. To expose any part of a man's person is to draw fire from sharpshooters. "A man is anything but safe a mile distant." In addition, artillery shot and shell come in all times of the day. Yet the men are jolly and crack jokes as coolly as if it were 40 below instead of 100 above zero. They are taking casualties continually.
  • Jul 13, 1864 - Captain Thomas Hickey of the 164th NY died in Washington, DC from wounds that he received at Cold Harbor. He had no less than five wounds.
  • Jul 14, 1864 - Battle of Tupelo (Mississippi)
  • Jul 20, 1864 - 60th NY (July 2) still near Kennesaw Mountain line, battle goes on constantly, skirmishing all the time. Rebels have strong entrenchments on the Mountain. Where the 60th is, on the right, the rebels are not in as good a position and the Union right has made advances. Assault on Kennesaw Mountain ordered on the 27th of June, by our left. The 20th Corps not actively engaged. Assault failed on left. Geary's Division advanced to a woods and entrenched there. 7 wounded in this advance. 2 who were wounded previously have died. 60th constantly in presence of the enemy for 50 days. (July 5) Col. Godard to return to the regiment, some say "too soon;" he is still sick. E. A. Merritt, Quartermaster of the 60th regiment, promoted to Captain and transferred to Washington, DC in the US Army Commissary Department. (He was the man who wrote to the local newspapers from the start of the 60th's service until then.)
  • Jul 20, 1864 - 106th losses for Battle of Monocacy Junction, July 9th: 30 killed or mortally wounded; 58 wounded but recovered; 43 missing and presumed prisoners.
  • Jul 20, 1864 - (The town of) Gouverneur on the 9 July voted to pay veteran volunteers credited to the town, $300 for 1 year enlistment, $400 for two years and $600 for 3 years enlistment. They are recruiting for the next call!
  • Jul 20, 1864 - Battle of Peachtree Creek (Georgia)
  • Jul 22, 1864 - Battle of Atlanta (Georgia)
  • Jul 27, 1864 - 106th Two officers listed as being prisoners of war at Libby Prison in Richmond. They are Lieutenant Charles N Munson and Major AN McDonald.
  • Jul 28, 1864 - Battle of Ezra Church (Georgia)
  • Jul 30, 1864 - Mine Explosion (Petersburg)
  • Jul 30, 1864 - 14th NY Heavy Artillery - 19 killed, 35 wounded, 57 missing
  • Jul 30, 1864 - 142nd NY Infantry - 4 killed, 10 wounded
  • Jul 30, 1864 - Charles H. Houghton, Captain, Company L, 14 NY Heavy Artillery - Medal of Honor
    Citation for both Mine Explosion, 30 July 1864 and Fort Hascell 25 March 1865, displayed most conspicuous gallantry and repeatedly exposed himself voluntarily to great danger, was three times wounded and suffered loss of a leg.
  • Jul 30, 1864 - Petersburg Mine exploded by Union sappers and battle of the Crater follows (Virginia)

Events in bold are St Lawrence County events