Local Civil War history event Thursday

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Historical Society will host a special presentation on the 115th NY Regiment on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

During the Civil War, Colonel Simeon Sammons received authority to recruit a regiment in the counties of Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery and Saratoga, with headquarters at Fonda.

On Aug. 26, 1862, it mustered in the service of the United States for three years.

Join local historian David Brooks in an exploration of the history of the “Iron-Hearted Regiment” on the 159th anniversary of their formation.

This program will be held in-person at the museum. Please note that capacity may be limited for this event and admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The suggested donation is $5.

The Fulton County Historical Society is located at 237 Kingsboro Ave. Free on-street parking is available along Kingsboro Avenue and Academy Place.

By Paul Wager