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“incongruous” fourth

Talk about progress. Thanks to the global media, seemingly more and more omnipresent, we can be more and more aware of all the pain and agony throughout this world. I realize I don’t have enough empathy for all the people … Continue reading

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The Obituary of Ira Munson

he replied that he should never leave the boys whom he had induced to enlist, while he was able to do duty. The big notebooks of newspaper clippings from the Civil War era in the Seneca Falls, New York public … Continue reading

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reprieve

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in March 1864: SENTENCED TO BE SHOT. – At a recent court martial, presided over by Capt. Winfield Scott, of the 126th Regiment, private Chas. Audler, of the 108th Regiment, was tried, convicted, … Continue reading

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kudos

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in January 1864: GONE TO THE WARS. – The editor of the Seneca County Sentinel, disgusted with the newspaper business, has gone for a soldier, leaving the paper in his absence in the … Continue reading

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sick and beyond sick

Back in August Dr. Charles Hoyt wrote a letter praising the valor of the New York 126th’s color bearers’ at Gettysburg. The surgeon caught a fever and had to come home to recuperate. From a Seneca County, New York newspaper … Continue reading

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“All honor to the Flag”

Six weeks after Gettysburg, the assistant surgeon for the 126th New York Volunteer Infantry wrote home to explain that newspaper accounts had missed the extraordinary courage of the 126th’s color bearers during the battle. From a Seneca County newspaper in … Continue reading

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Charlie Wheeler’s Funeral

150 years ago today a young woman from Canandaigua, New York attended the funeral of a soldier killed at Gettysburg. Captain Wheeler of the 126th New York Infantry had been killed by a sharpshooter on the morning of July 3rd. … Continue reading

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not going “show the white feather”

Catching up a bit with the NY 126th Infantry from Seneca County, New York newspapers in 1863. The 126th Regiment is still at Centreville, Va., doing picket duty. The boys were not in the fight at Fredericksburg. From a Seneca … Continue reading

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Pressman Promoted

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper on February 7, 1863: Promoted. We are pleased to learn that GEORGE A. SHERMAN, formerly foreman in this office, who volunteered last summer as a private in Company K, 126th Regiment, has been … Continue reading

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