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147th Vol. Subject of Next Oswego Town Historical Society Talk

Oswego Co. 147th NYR monument at the railroad cut in Gettysburg, 1963. George DeMass, Oswego Town Historian at the podium.
Oswego Co. 147th NYR monument at the railroad cut in Gettysburg, 1963. George DeMass, Oswego Town Historian at the podium.

Dr. S.G. Place was a doctor from Southwest Oswego who served in the 147th as a surgeon.
Dr. S.G. Place was a doctor from Southwest Oswego who served in the 147th as a surgeon.

Oswego Town – The 150th anniversary of the Civil War begins in 2011 and with it will bring many programs and ceremonies marking one of the most important events in United States history.

At the Wednesday, May 19th evening meeting of the Oswego Town Historical Society the topic will be the 147th New York Volunteers, Oswego County’s own–a regiment that played a great role in the war to preserve the Union. Mike Redding of Oswego, an expert on the 147th will be the speaker of the evening.

The winning ticket for the raffle for gas grill given by Raby’s will be drawn that evening. Tickets will be available until the meeting from any Oswego Town Historical Society member.

Also in the final stages of planning will be the annual Memorial Day Service at the Oswego Town Rural Cemetery which will be held Sunday, May 30 at 1 pm.

Oswego Town resident Paula Ranous will give the Memorial Day address. More information on that event will be announced soon.

The May 19th meeting will be held at the Oswego Town Hall Co. Rt. 7 at 6 pm. The public is invited. There is no admission charge. Any questions on this and/or other programs, Dr. Mary Walker fundraising or how to become an OTHS member may be directed to Oswego Town Hall, 343-2586.