Tag Archives: Civil War

Speaker Series: “Sarah Sinfield: A Chautauqua County Civil War Heroine”

In celebration of National Women’s History Month, the Chautauqua County Historical Society will host a presentation focusing on the life of Sarah Sinfield, Dunkirk native and female soldier of the Civil War. The event will take place on Saturday, March … Continue reading

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2014 Chautauqua County Historical Society Program Schedule

WESTFIELD, NY – The Chautauqua County Historical Society has released its 2014 Program Schedule. We have several wonderful lectures planned, as well as our long-standing annual events, such as the Antique Show, our Summer Gala, the 9th Cavalry Encampment, our … Continue reading

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Chautauqua County Represented at Battle of Gettysburg

2013 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863). To commemorate the anniversary of what many consider the most important battle to ever take place in the Western Hemisphere, we spent July 1 through July 3 … Continue reading

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County Historical Society Summer Gala is June 8 in Westfield

The Chautauqua County Historical Society is inviting residents and supporters of local history to attend its annual fundraiser and gala on June 8 in Westfield. “A Joyful Sound” will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the historic McClurg … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Jan 1863 to Feb 1863

The past few months we have been featuring an ongoing project on our Faceook Page, entitled “A Day in the Life.” The project involves sharing the diary entries of Benjamin J. “B. J.” Coffin, a Sherman resident who served as … Continue reading

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Chautauqua County Civil War Muster Rolls Now Online

The Chautauqua County Historical Society (Westfield, N.Y.) has made available online the complete listing of Civil War muster rolls for each township in the county. They are provided, thanks to the work of Chautauqua County Historical Society staff, volunteers and … Continue reading

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