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.

  • Hosmer, Leumas - Born: Jul. 26, 1826 in Ohio, NY; Son of Charles Hosmer and Cynthia Peabody
    Enlisted from Pitcairn in 1st NY L Art Batt D as Pvt on Sep 1, 1864;
    Died of chronic diarrhea Oct. 26, 1864 at Artillery Brigade Hospital near Richmond and is buried in Pitcairn Cemetery. His widow Mrs. Mary (Joseph) McDaniels lived in Pitcairn in 1890. He is listed as Lumas Honner in the AG report. (TC, AG, 1865, 1890, cemetery, newspaper)
  • Haskins, Luke - Born: 1832 in Richville, NY;
    Enlisted from DeKalb in 14th NY H Art Co H as Pvt on Oct 24, 1863;
    Captured and paroled and mustered out Aug. 26, 1865 at Washington, DC. He went to California in 1850 and later returned. He enlisted in DeKalb and lived there in 1890, but lived in Gouverneur in 1870 and 1880. He died Feb. 19, 1893 and is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Richville (AG, 1870, 1880, 1890, cemetery, newspaper)
  • Murphy, William - Born: June 7, 1842 in Stockholm, NY; Son of John Murphy and Betsey Edgerton
    Enlisted from Stockholm in 60th NY Inf Co I as Pvt on Sep 24, 1861;
    Killed in action Jul. 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA and is buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery in Site 6 of the New York Lot (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery)
  • Holmes, Nelson Newell - Born: June 22, 1843 in Stockholm, NY; Son of Hiram Holmes and Mary Ann _____
    Enlisted from Stockholm in 60th NY Inf Co I as Pvt on Sep 24, 1861;
    Mustered out Oct. 29, 1864 at Atlanta, GA. He lived in Potsdam in 1870 and Manchester, NH in 1918. He died June 7, 1924 in Dracut, MA (TC, AG, 1850, 1860, 1870, newspaper, data)
  • Clink, George - Born: Mar. 20, 1836 in Scotland; Son of George Clink and Agnes Cuttlesworth(?)
    Enlisted from Hammond in 60th NY Inf Co C as Music on Sep 10, 1861;
    Enlisted as a first sergeant but was also a drum major. He mustered out Jul. 31, 1865 at Ogdensburg, NY and lived in Russell in 1890 and 1900. He died Sep. 1, 1906 at the NYS Soldiers Home in Bath, NY and is buried in the Bath National Cemetery in Bath, NY (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, 1890, 1900, cemetery, newspaper)

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

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