Tag Archives: Westfield’s 9th New York Cavalry

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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Historical Society to Present “Day in the Life” Series on Facebook in 2013

Project to focus on 1863 Civil War Diary of Capt. B. J. Coffin of the 9th NY Cavalry Starting the week of Jan. 13, 2013, the Chautauqua County Historical Society will feature diary entries from Capt. Benjamin “B. J.” J. … Continue reading

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Chautauqua County Historical Society Announces 2012 Event Schedule

Pulitzer Prize Winner to highlight lecture series (Editor’s Note: This post was updated on May 8, 2012 to reflect a change in date and time for Dr. Alan Taylor’s lecture. It will now take place Saturday, June 16 at 1 … Continue reading

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Chautauqua County Bicentennial History Fair is Aug. 13 and 14

More than 50 different historical groups will be in Mayville, N.Y. MAYVILLE, N.Y. – What could be the single largest history celebration to ever take place in Chautauqua County will happen Aug. 13 and 14 in Mayville. As part of … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 121 – 125

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring  John Heyl Vincent, Lewis Miller and Arthur Bestor (Chautauqua Institution); Emily Mulkin Bishop (Forestville) and Alpheus Hodges (Ashville). Originally broadcast on local radio stations June 27 – July 1, 2011. … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Event to Aid Civil War Relic

A valuable piece of Chautauqua County’s Civil War history will be on display at the Bicentennial History Fair in an effort to raise funds for its restoration. The relic, a silk banner from Westfield’s 9th New York Cavalry, is rarely shown because of its fragile condition. Restoration efforts have been led by the 9th New York Cavalry, Company F Living History Group, who have raised about one third of the money needed to stop the banner from further deterioration… Continue reading

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