Seneca County and the Civil War

Seneca County and the Civil War

by Walter Gable

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ISBN-13: 9781626196339
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 07/15/2014
Series: Civil War
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Walter Gable has been the Seneca County historian since 2003. He is a graduate of Romulus Central School District and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Syracuse University. He taught high school social studies for thirty years in the Seneca Falls Central School District. He was president of the New York State Council for the Social Studies (1997, 98) and recognized as Distinguished Social Studies Educator in New York State in 2000. He received the Seneca Falls Community Service Award in 2013.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

Part I Answering the Call: Those Who Volunteered

1 Initial Reaction to the Outbreak of the Civil War 17

2 The Thirty-third New York Volunteers 25

3 Camp Swift: Geneva's Civil War Mobilization Camp 31

4 The 126th New York Volunteers 35

5 The 148th New York Volunteers 43

6 Other Regiments in Which Seneca County Men Served 49

7 Medal of Honor Recipients from Seneca County 59

8 Some Seneca County Men Who Served 67

9 John L. Hoster: Adventures of a Civil War Soldier 83

Part II The Homefront: Coping and Thriving

10 The Civil War was a Tremendous Boost to Seneca County Industries and Farms 107

11 Coping with the Realities of a Prolonged War 113

Part III Lest We Forget: Preserving the Legacy

12 Waterloo: Birthplace of Memorial Day 123

13 The Scythe Tree Story 141

14 Civil War Monuments and Memorials in Seneca County 155

15 GAR Posts and Affiliated and Successor Organizations in Seneca County 165

Notes 181

Index 189

About the Author 192

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