Fort Ticonderoga has launched a new genealogy initiative, Ticonderoga Soldiers Project, launched as a result of a dramatic increase in genealogical interest and inquiries related to soldiers who served at Ticonderoga during the 18th century. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Genealogy Initiative Goes Online
Daughters of the American Revolution
The Ticonderoga Historical Society will offer “Reading the Records,” a genealogy workshop on Saturday, October 28 from 10 am until noon at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle in Ticonderoga, Essex County, NY. [Read more…] about Ticonderoga Historical Society Genealogy Workshop on Oct 28
The 128th New York Infantry Regiment was a volunteer regiment from Columbia and Dutchess Counties during the American Civil War. Formed in Hudson, New York, on September 5, 1862, by Colonel David S. Cowles, the regiment fought at the Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana and was part of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign.
Over the course of the war, many of the regiment died or were taken prisoner and sent to the infamous Confederate Libby Prison. Colonel Cowles died with many of his men in battle at Port Hudson, while attempting to reopen the Mississippi River to the Union . [Read more…] about The 128th NY Regiment & Columbia County Contributions to the Union Army
For many years New York City has not been known for its patriotic ceremonies recognizing important Revolutionary War heroes or sites.
Recently this has begun to change, beginning with the rediscovery of the grave of General Horatio Gates, who many consider the second most important American general of the American Revolution. Until about ten years ago his grave located in Trinity Churchyard in Manhattan was completely unmarked.
Gates was the commanding general at the Battle of Saratoga in October of 1777, which most historians agree was the most important battle of the American Revolution and the turning point of the Revolutionary War. He played another important role in early American politics in the city of New York after the war. [Read more…] about General Horatio Gates in New York City: A Political Legacy
Each year since 1895, the Saranac Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution commemorate the October 11th, 1776, Battle of Valcour. Each year’s event features a speaker and a ceremonial reverence given to honor the patriots who fought in the first naval battle of the American Revolution at Valcour Island on Lake Champlain. [Read more…] about The Battle of Valcour Island Memorial: A Short History
Organizations and dignitaries from Northern New York and Southern Quebec will join members of the Saranac Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution for an International Memorial Service on Saturday, June 3rd honoring Revolutionary War soldiers who, along with their Commanding Officer, succumbed to smallpox while retreating from Quebec City in the Spring of 1776. [Read more…] about Fort Chambly Patriots International Memorial Service
The Saranac Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will honor Revolutionary War patriots with dedications in Mooers and Plattsburgh in Clinton County, NY, this Saturday, April 29th. [Read more…] about Revolutionary Patriots Being Honored in Northern NY on Saturday
The Historic Robert Jenkins House in Hudson, NY, will host an open house tour on Saturday, March 25th. The 1811 house, built by proprietor Robert Jenkins, is on the National Register of Historic Places as Nationally Significant and is in the Front Street-Parade Hill-Lower Warren Street Historic District. The house is a fine early example of federal-style architecture in the Hudson Valley where Dutch architecture dominated during the 18th century. [Read more…] about Hudson’s Historic Robert Jenkins House Hosting An Open House
In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the United States, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and William G. Pomeroy Foundation have announced a collaboration to establish a new historic marker program to commemorate points of interest significant to Revolutionary America. [Read more…] about Historic Marker Program to Commemorate Revolutionary America
The Saranac Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Valcour Battle Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host a commemoration of the 246th Anniversary of the Battle of Valcour Bay, one of the first naval battles of the American Revolution, fought between the shores of Valcour Island and New York State, on Tuesday, October 11th at the Peru Boat Launch Site. [Read more…] about Battle of Valcour Commemoration Set For Tuesday