How the Hudson Valley Changed the Civil War

In the Civil War, the Hudson Valley — and all of New York State — led the way in keeping the United States united



(page 4 of 4)

civil war painting

New York in the Civil War: By the Numbers

Michael Aikey, director of the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, provides this accounting:

  • 400,000 to 500,000 New Yorkers enlisted in the Union cause
  • 20.68 percent of New York State men, or one out of every 4.8 men, served in the Civil War
  • 53,114 New Yorkers — one out of every 7.5 of New York’s soldiers — died in service
  • 18,197 New Yorkers were drafted but paid to avoid military service
  • 113 Union generals were born in New York State, more than any in other state (Pennsylvania was second with 66)
  • 328 Medals of Honor (25 percent of the total given out) were awarded to men from New York

Upcoming events:

Apr. 15-16
“One Nation” Civil War Exhibit Opening. Daughters of the American Revolution, Hendrick Hudson Chapter, Warren St., Hudson. E-mail for information

May 21-22
“Ashokan Civil War Days: Answering Lincoln’s Call” A Tribute to Hudson Valley’s Civil War Citizen Soldiers, and Armed Forces Appreciation Day (Sun.). The Ashokan Center, Olivebridge

May 26-Oct. 30
“Rally ’Round the Flag: Frederic Edwin Church and the Civil War.” Evelyn & Maurice Sharp Gallery at Olana Historic Site, Hudson

May 28
Greene County Civil War Sesquicentennial kick-off event: Civil War Proclamation Reading and Music Celebration. Greene County Courthouse, Catskill

Aug. 5-7
Annual Civil War Heritage Music Gathering and Encampment Historic Center Church, Windham. 518-734-5655

Sept. 10
Col. George W. Pratt Heritage Day. Pratt Museum, Prattsville

To learn more:
New York State Military Museum
20th New York Militia (Ulster Guard)
Zadock Pratt Museum
New York Civil War 150th Anniversary

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module

Newsletters

Email:
Type: HTML Text
The Hot Ticket (events e-newsletter)
Be the first to find out what’s happening in the Valley, from rock concerts to food fests.
The Corner Table (dining e-newsletter)
We dish on the best restaurants, recipes, and tips from our Accidental Foodie.
HVM VIP Invitations & Special Offers
Get special offers on local events, products, and services.
 
Edit Module
Edit Module