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Battle of Gettysburg, Oswego Town Participants To Be Topic At Oswego Town Historical Meeting

OSWEGO TOWN, NY – The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will be commemorated at the May 15 meeting of the Oswego Town Historical Society, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 2320 County Route 7.

Attached, photo of Elmina Keeler Spencer… courtesy of Olga Clark from her book Heroines of the Civil War.
photo of Elmina Keeler Spencer… courtesy of Olga Clark from her book Heroines of the Civil War.

Discussion will center on Oswego Town men who served in the famed 14th New York Volunteers, which saw much action on July 1, the first day of the battle at the railroad cut. Some of those veterans today rest in the Oswego Town Rural Cemetery.

An Oswego woman, Elmina Spencer was also with the 147th as a nurse. She was born in the town of Mexico, but moved to Oswego Town where she resided until her death. She, too, is buried in Rural Cemetery.

Some of the memorabilia on display will be the town’s military roster as well as other artifacts and pictures.

Descendents of Civil War vets, especially those who fought at Gettysburg will be special guests.

The public is, as always, cordially invited to attend.

Note: The Oswego Town’s annual Memorial Day Service will be held at Rural Cemetery on May 27 at 10 a.m.

The Reverend Richard Sivers, of Oswego Town, will be the guest speaker.