"Civil War Monuments and Sites of New York State" -
N.Y.S. sent almost 1/2 million men off to fight in the Civil War.
Many of the cities and small towns of the state have a monument honoring those men.
Most of them have an interesting story behind them. There are also many
interesting sites in NYS concerning the Civil War - for example:
- Major General Henry Warner Slocum was born in Delphi Falls,
Onondaga County and is buried in GreenWood Cemetery, Brooklyn.
- George Armstrong Custer is buried at West Point.
- Major General George H. Thomas ("The Rock of Chickamauga")
is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy.
- Major General Edwin V. Sumner is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse.
- Abolitionist Gerrit Smith lived, died, and is buried in Madison County.
- Frederick Douglass is buried in Rochester.
- John Brown is buried in Elba.
- One of the most notorious prison camps of the war was located in Elmira.
Sue's handy-dandy color chart
Sue's equally handy-dandy graphics chart