Tag Archives: Seneca Falls NY

winter wheat

I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies, and be more generous and … Continue reading

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short stop

On September 1, 1866 President Andrew Johnson’s swing around the circle tour stopped at a small town in the Finger Lakes region of New York. It was just a six minute stop as the train slowly progressed across the Empire … Continue reading

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“promenade in blue”

The federal occupation of Richmond allowed President Lincoln to see it 150 years ago today. The fall of Richmond also increased volunteer recruits in New York City because it was believed that becoming a Union soldier suddenly was much less … Continue reading

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still in the navy

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in October 1864: AGAIN PROMOTED. – We are pleased to learn that Ensign John P. Arnett, son of Wm. Arnett, Esq., of this village, has been promoted to be Third Lieutenant in the … Continue reading

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Crosses’ purpose

fought for “the U.S. Army In the War of the Rebellion” When I started wandering through Restvale Cemetery in Seneca Falls, New York looking for old grave stones decorated with new American flags, I was naturally drawn to a plot … Continue reading

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peace is the word

Back in January New York Democrat Representative Fernando Wood gave a speech in the U.S. House of Representatives in which he advocated an immediate peace. He criticized both Republicans and Southerners for being in favor of dissolution. ” Those who … Continue reading

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Stay of Draft Execution?

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in August 1863: The Draft at Home. During the past week efforts have been made to show by the official records at Albany that Seneca Falls has furnished, over and above the several … Continue reading

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Deluded

Union General Meade wrote his wife 150 years ago today. From The life and letters of George Gordon Mead:…Volume 2 (page 133): HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SOUTH MOUNTAIN PASS, July 10, 1863. Lee has not crossed and does not … Continue reading

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Surgeon Still Serving

Some June 1863 cuttings from a Seneca Falls, New York newspaper: Naval Graduate. We are pleased to learn that SCHUYLER CROWNINSHIELD, son of Jacob Crowninshield, Esq., of this village, has honorably graduated from the U.S. Naval School at Newport. He … Continue reading

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Memorialized

On Tuesday, May 12, 1863, only about a week after its costliest engagements (during the Chancellorsville campaign), the 33rd New York Infantry Regiment received the word that it was officially being sent home . It left the front on Friday, … Continue reading

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