Captain Isaac Nicoll, on the Anniversary of His Death

On this day, 158 years ago, Captain Isaac Nicoll fell in battle on the second day of fighting at Gettysburg.  To commemorate this day and his tragic death, we are pleased to regale Captain Nicoll’s patriotic story while adding new images that have likely not been seen before and to bring to light details thatContinue reading “Captain Isaac Nicoll, on the Anniversary of His Death”

Honoring Juneteenth

Today, I will be re-sharing a Facebook post that was originally written for us in honor of Black History Month by Sherri Price Bruen about her second great-grandfather Henry “Harry” Bruin. I wanted to share it again in honor of Juneteenth and to celebrate it *finally* becoming a federal holiday. There is so much moreContinue reading “Honoring Juneteenth”

“Too Little to Be Wooed & Too Wise to Be Wed”

In the middle of the cemetery under a tree, lies a very unassuming stone with a story you’ve likely never heard before unless you were reading some obscure Revolutionary War books. Miss Anna Brewster lies there quietly, her story regaled eons ago in newspapers, rumor mills, and fictional literature. Anna Brewster was born in 1768,Continue reading ““Too Little to Be Wooed & Too Wise to Be Wed””

Clara Townsend Hudson

Today’s blog post was graciously written by Matthew Thorenz, the Adult Services Librarian at The Moffat Library of Washingtonville. A few years ago, Matt did a wonderful presentation on some of the amazing and memorable women of Washingtonville and Clara was one of his subjects. Clara shares a monument with her parents and several ofContinue reading “Clara Townsend Hudson”

“Married and Dead”

There is a stone in our cemetery that causes much wonder due to it’s strange inscription; Anne H Field’s stone reads “Married and Dead” which is an odder notation than most headstones have. For us at the cemetery, we’ve always wondered was Field her married or maiden name? Who was her husband or family? AndContinue reading ““Married and Dead””

Christmas Wreath Laying 2020

I know you’re all used to us having a big wreath-laying event but due to COVID, this year it’s just not feasible. Instead, we are supporting Cub Scout Pack 316 as they decorate Washingtonville Memorial Park which honors our veterans and heroes. The wreaths are $15 each and you can use Paypal or Venmo toContinue reading “Christmas Wreath Laying 2020”

Honoring Pvt William H Halsey, 20th USCT

In December 1863, William Henry Halsey was “met on the street in Goshen” by a man named Tip Little who inquired if he would like to enlist in the Union Army. William told him that if he could get the same $450 dollar bounty that others were getting, then he would be willing to enlist.Continue reading “Honoring Pvt William H Halsey, 20th USCT”