Historical Society Publishes Annual Journal

Focuses on Dutchess County in the Civil War

civil war dutchessThe Dutchess County Historical Society has published the 2015 edition of its yearbook, The Civil War and Dutchess County, New York, Part I. Edited by Candace J. Lewis, the 204-page journal includes features such as the Civil War letters of Pvt. Evert Traver of Rhinebeck and “The Second Surrender: Sherman’s 1865 Campaign in the Carolinas and the End of the Civil War,” which included soldiers of the 150th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

The 2015 yearbook is Volume 94 of the series, which has been published since 1914, one of the longest-running historical publications in the state.

The journal is $25 or free to members; membership starts at $50 annually. For more information, contact Executive Director Patty Moore at 845-471-1630 or dchistorical@verizon.net. Back issues of the journal are $15 each, and the society also sells a number of other titles such as Portraits of Dutchess County (1680-1807) and In Their Own Words: Telling Dutchess County History. See the “Publications” section at dutchesscountyhistoricalsociety.org.


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