St Lawrence County Historical Association

Remington Arts Festival

Hung Up, sketch by Frederic Remington

Frederic Remington and "Has" Rasbeck take on the Oswegatchie River in Hung Up, an illustration from Remington's article Black Water and Shallows. Find out what happened on this unforgettable journey from Cranberry Lake towards the St Lawrence River when Allen and Marilyn Splete present Remington on the Water: Cranberry Lake and the Oswegatchie River, at noon on Thursday, September 25th, 2014, at the St Lawrence County Historical Association. This Brown Bag Lunch program is part of the 13th Annual Remington Arts Festival and coincides with the opening of the exhibit Remington and Rasbeck Run the River. (Hung Up, from the article Black Water and Shallows by Frederic Remington, originally published in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, August 1893; from the Richard Myers Collection at the SLCHA.)

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 and Rasbeck - Remington Arts Festival
  • Saturday, September 27, 10:00 AM: Remington Arts Festival - SLCHA Museum open extended hours
  • Sunday, September 28, 2:00 PM: Civil War Round Table - The Atlanta Campaign
  • More...

Civil War Sesquicentennial

150 years ago this month:

  • Sep 2, 1864 - Atlanta won! 60th NY and 111th Pennsylvania both hoisted their flags about noon on September 2 on the Courthouse in Atlanta. Both belong to Geary's Division of the 20th Corps. The flag raised by the 60th was the same flag presented to the regiment in January from the ladies of Ogdensburg.
  • Sep 2, 1864 - Atlanta Campaign totals for 60th NY Infantry - 15 killed, 52 wounded, 1 missing
  • Sep 2, 1864 - Atlanta occupied by Union troops (Georgia)
  • Sep 14, 1864 - St Lawrence County has 26 excess enlistments, no draft.
  • Sep 19, 1864 - 3rd Battle of Winchester (Virginia)
  • Sep 21, 1864 - 40 men enlisted from Potsdam, full quota, and also credited with several Naval enlistments; no draft in Potsdam and probably not in County.
  • Sep 21, 1864 - Dried Apples for soldiers - women of St Lawrence County asked to dry apples to send to soldiers as well as canned tomatoes too!
  • Sep 21, 1864 - 92nd NY is in camp at Point of Rock on the James River. The time of enlistment for the regiment is out on the 7th of November.
  • Sep 21, 1864 - 106th NY - Tiffany of NY is preparing a new flag for the regiment. It will be regulation size and have battles embroidered upon it.
  • Sep 22, 1864 - Battle of Fisher's Hill (Virginia)
  • Sep 22, 1864 - Battle of Pilot Knob (Missouri)
  • Sep 29, 1864 - 60th NY started for Chattanooga to escort several dispensers of greenbacks belonging to the 20th Corps. Captain Elliott remains in command. Colonel Ireland, commander of the brigade, died suddenly.
  • Sep 29, 1864 - Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia - through October 1
  • Sep 29, 1864 - Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia - 142nd NY Infantry - 16 killed, 44 wounded, 7 missing
  • Sep 29, 1864 - Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia - 92nd NY Infantry - 13 killed, 16 wounded, 6 missing
  • Sep 29, 1864 - Battle of Peebles' Farm (to October 2) and Chaffin's Farm / Fort Harrison (to October 1) (Virginia)

Events in bold are St Lawrence County events