SARATOGA SPRINGS-- New York State Military Museum Director Michael Aikey speaks to fifth graders from the Abraham Wing Elementary School in Glens Falls while a TV film crew looks on during the student’s May 23 visit to the museum here. Aikey talked to the students, and reporters, about Col. Elmer Ellsworth, the first Union officer killed in the Civil War,a Mechanicsville native, and a friend of Abraham Lincoln’s, who death was a major event after he was shot on May 24, 1861. The museum is the owner of the coat Ellsworth was wearing when he was killed; seen in the display case here.
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Troy Record -- Thu, 24 May 2018 Troy native in Best Warrior competition CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, N.Y. >> New York Army National Guard Sgt. Quentin Davis, an Astoria, Queenss resident and a native of Troy, will be competing to be one of the top non-commissioned... (more)
Oneonta Daily Star -- Thu, 24 May 2018 Historians put local Guard unit in spotlight Photos, firearms and artifacts connected to state and local military history will be the focus of an exhibition that opens at the Oneonta History Center on Friday.
WMYT -- Thu, 24 May 2018 Memorial Day ceremony held at NY National Guard headquarters ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Members of the New York National Guard and employees of the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs have held a Memorial Day ceremony at their headquarters in suburban... (more)