Camp and Department SUVCW Sponsored Sesquicentennial  Events In New York

 

The following is a list of Sesquicentennial Events sponsored by the New York Department SUVCW. If you would like your event listed contact the Webmaster listed at the bottom of this page. Please check back often for updates.

 

2011

 

Jan 5

                Civil War Roundtable, Edith B Ford Library, Ovid NY 7 PM Sponsored by the Library and D.G. Caywood Camp #146, SUVCW  Contact Dale Theetge  for more info Roundtables will be held quarterly.

 

May 15th,    New York Dept, SUVCW Sesquicentennial Signature Event Honoring Col Elmer Ellsworth at the Hudson View Cemetery, Mechanicville, NY Time tba

 

2012

 

March 10    Admiral John Worden Camp 150

 Civil War Sesquicentennial Observance of the Battle of Hampton Roads between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (Merrimac) -March 10, 2012 at the graveside of Admiral John Worden, in Pawling, N.Y. further details forthcoming.

 

 

2014

July

Colonel Augustus van Horne Ellis Camp 124:

 Civil War Sesquicentennial Observance of the Shohola Train Disaster-July 2014 at the Barryville, N.Y. Congregational Church Cemetery and the Shohola Train wreck site, date and time to be determined.

On July 15, 1864 a prison train carrying confederate prisoners to the Elmira, New York prisoner of war camp collided with a coal train at Shohola, Pennsylvania, in what was the worst train accident in American history up to that time. Approximately 51 confederate prisoners and 17 union soldiers were killed. Two of the confederate wounded were taken just across the Delaware River to Barryville, New York where they later died and are buried in the small Congregational church cemetery. The other confederate and union dead were buried next to the tracks and were later disinterred in 1911 and reburied in the national cemetery in Elmira, N.Y.