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New York in the Civil War

Rye resident Mike Marchand, a Civil War reenactor for the last twenty years, will display and discuss Civil War artifacts in a one-afternoon-only exhibit at the library.

His collection – which includes Civil War CDVs (photographs), tintypes, letters, guns, personal accouterments, and Grand Army of the Republic artifacts – focuses on regiments from New York, especially Rensselaer County. Among items from other states there will be original CDVs of the 54th Massachusetts (the “Glory Regiment”) including one featuring a black drummer. Rare and out-of- print books, battle maps and art by Winslow Homer will also be on display. Mike’s ancestor fought with the 125th NYSV out of Troy, New York, was wounded at Gettysburg, and was with General U. S. Grant at Appomattox.

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