Known as the “First St. Lawrence Regiment,” the 60th NY Infantry was organized in Ogdensburg beginning July 5, 1861, and were recruited across St. Lawrence County, NY, along with companies from Franklin and Clinton counties. They mustered in for a three-year enlistment on October 30, 1861, under the command of Colonel William B. Hayward.
Involved in the Antietam Campaign, they fought in the vicinity of the Dunker Church near Sharpsburg, Maryland. The church was the focal point of a number of United States attacks against the Confederate States’ left flank. Colonel William B. Goodrich was mortally wounded in action while in brigade command.
On Saturday, September 30, at noon, Stan Maine will present an in-person and virtual talk entitled “60th NY Infantry: Goodrich Brigade at Antietam, September 17th, 1862” at the Civil War Round Table hosted by the St. Lawrence County Historical Association (SLCHA).
All are welcome to attend, either in person at SLCHA, 3 East Main Street, Canton ($5.00 suggested donation for nonmembers); or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to request the Zoom link to participate online.
Stanley (Stan) Maine has been an SLCHA board member since 1996 and is chair of the Building & Grounds Committee. He is a retired contractor and avid Civil War buff. He recently returned from a trip to the site of the Antietam battle, near Sharpsburg, Maryland.
The SLCHA is located at 3 East Main Street in Canton, NY; Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am until 4 pm, and the Archives hours are Tuesday through Friday, from noon until 3:30 pm. For more information about the Historical Association, visit their website.
Illustrations, from above: Battle of Antietam showing the Dunker Church (ca. 1887 L. Prang & Co. lithograph after a painting by Thure de Thulstrup); and the Antietam Dunker Church with dead from both sides of the battle killed on the morning of September 17, 1862 (photograph by Alexander Gardner).