Batavia’s Civil War hero was also responsible for enduring changes to American military tactics and policies.
Using period letters and primary sources, the author sheds light on the supposed “Niagara Falls peace negotiations” that were proposed less than a year before the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
Oakwood Cemetery, opened in 1852, was typical of the Rural Cemetery Movement — but far from ordinary. Designed by railroad engineer Theodore Judah, it’s the only cemetery with a section dedicated to Niagara’s daredevils.
Ira Pettit’s journey from Wilson to the horrors of Andersonville provides an evocative look at a Civil War Everyman.
Traditional, yet progressive, the sister of “Grant’s Indian” left a lasting impact on both the Victorian and Native societies she touched.
After fighting to preserve the Union in the American Civil War, hundreds of Irish immigrants were eager to win their homeland's freedom from the United Kingdom. Although the Fenian Brotherhood failed in its mission to capture Canada, the cross-border raids would have a lasting impact.
Using methods he developed during the Indian Wars and the Civil War, General Albert Myer and the U.S. Signal Corps helped modernize the shipping industry with timely storm forecasting. "Old Probabilities" saved countless lives through his efforts to have the weather tracked worldwide.
Abraham Lincoln only briefly passed through this area – once while campaigning and one in his funeral train – but a pair of his political allies, Clark Ezra Carr and Erastus D. Webster, called Western New York their home.