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.
- Collins, Thomas Wesley - Born: 1838 in New York;
Enlisted from Hopkinton in 11th NY Cav Co G as Pvt on Aug 14, 1862;
Mustered out June 10, 1865 at Memphis, TN. He died Apr. 1, 1878 in Bennington, KS and is buried in Humbarger Cemetery in Saline Co. KS. (AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery, data)
- Kent, Edgar Alston - Born: Dec. 21, 1839 in Hopkinton, NY; Son of Austin Kent and Louisa Daggett
Enlisted from Hopkinton in 60th NY Inf Co I as Sgt on Sep 24, 1861;
Discharged for disability May 25, 1862 and later re-enlisted into the 1st NY Engineers. He mustered out Jul. 3, 1865. He lived in East Stockholm in 1880, Oaks, ND in 1900 and Payette City ID in 1910. He died in Portland, OR Jan. 9, 1925. He is listed in the Hopkinton and Stockholm TC records (TC, AG, 1860, 1900, 1910, 1920, data)
- Blood, Charles S. - Born: 1841 in New York; Son of John W. Blood and Sarah Shepard
Enlisted from Depeyster in 16th NY Inf Co G as Pvt on May 7, 1861;
Wounded May 3, 1863 at Salem Church, VA and mustered out May 22, 1863. He re-enlisted into the 14th NY H. Art. Co. E Sep. 3, 1863 and was promoted to 1st Sergeant. He was captured March 25, 1865 at Ft. Stedman, VA and mustered out June 17, 1865 at Camp Parole, MD. He married Caroline Smithers in 1871 and died Apr. 24, 1890. He is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Heuvelton. He is listed in the DePeyster and Oswegatchie TC records (TC, AG, 1860, 1890, newspaper, cemetery)
- Dignan, Francis - Born: Mar. 17, 1842 in Louisville, NY; Son of Patrick Dignan and Alice ________
Enlisted from Louisville in 92nd NY Inf Co K as Pvt on Oct 22, 1861;
Mustered out Jan. 7, 1865 at Albany, NY. He lived in Lisbon in 1865. He died Jan. 11, 1917 in Detroit, MI. and was buried in Mt. Pleasant, MI according to his death certificate (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, 1865, data)
- Swain, Alexander J. - Born: 1843 in New York; Son of Nathan F. Swain and Eliza Ann Hitchman(?)
Enlisted from Depeyster in 60th NY Inf Co B as Pvt on Feb 12, 1864;
Died of typhoid fever Jul. 6, 1864 in Chattanooga, TN and is buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery in Plot E 11828 (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery)
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:
- Jan 4, 1865 - Cavalry is organizing for defense in Clinton County
- Jan 5, 1865 - 98th New York - The new Regiment's Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Kreutzer, maintains the regiment as a good organization. He looks to add recruits from Clinton and Franklin Counties.
- Jan 5, 1865 - Major Andrew McDonald of 106th New York made escape from Prison near Columbia, South Carolina. He made it through to the Sherman lines and returned to New York City by steamer.
- Jan 5, 1865 - 60th New York Infantry - letter from Captain Percy Shelly Sinclair written from Savannah. He said that he and the men of Co E were in high spirits and well. They had been "fared sumptuously" in the Great March through Georgia.
- Jan 11, 1865 - Sailor from Potsdam on USS Susquehanna during 1st Fort Fisher attempt, 25th Dec 1864; the ship sailed away 28 Dec 1864.
- Jan 11, 1865 - 92nd New York Regiment in Albany to muster out. There are only 75 men and 7 officers.
- Jan 11, 1865 - 16th New York Cavalry in the Shenandoah Valley at Aldie and Middleburg.
- Jan 13, 1865 - 2nd Union attack on Fort Fisher (to the 15th)
- Jan 15, 1865 - Fort Fisher, North Carolina, falls to Union naval and land forces
- Jan 18, 1865 - Fort Fisher Taken! (January 15, 1865)
- Jan 18, 1865 - General Benjamin F Butler removed from Command of the Army of the James
- Jan 18, 1865 - Passports enforced when traveling to Canada. (now a new enforced law going to Canada)
- Jan 18, 1865 - General N Martin Curtis awarded Medal of Honor for bravery, being the first through the stockade in assault of Fort Fisher, personally led the traverses, wounded four times including loss of his left eye.
- Jan 18, 1865 - Henry S Webster, Stockholm, United States Navy, landsman[Marine?], USS Susquehanna, awarded the Medal of Honor, carried off the beach a wounded officer at Fort Fisher.
- Jan 18, 1865 - Alaric B Chapin, Private, Co G 142nd New York Infantry, awarded Medal of Honor for, in advance of the assault, chopping down the palisades to allow the army to attack Fort Fisher.
- Jan 19, 1865 - Carolinas Campaign begins at Savannah, Georgia (to April 26)
- Jan 25, 1865 - 60th New York in Savannah, Georgia duty as Provost-Marshal. This includes all kinds of judgment in civil courts.
- Jan 25, 1865 - New Regiment being raised in Potsdam by Major John C Gilmore (formerly from the 16th New York). New regiment became the 193rd New York Infantry. Another letter asks recruits to join the "Old 60th New York"; it made more sense to join in a veteran Regiment.
- Jan 26, 1865 - General Newton Martin Curtis wounded at Fort Fisher, more severely than previously reported. [4 wounds]
Events in bold are St Lawrence County events