Tag Archives: Mark Dunkelman

Cattaraugus County Memorial Preservation Update

It’s been a while since we brought you an update regarding the preservation battle to save the  Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building in Little Valley, New York. You can get caught up on the story in some earlier posts … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Mural Gets New Life

Gettysburg buffs are well-acquainted with Mark Dunkelman’s wonderful mural that depicts the fight in Kuhn’s Brickyard on July 1, 1863. The mural sits just off modern-day Coster Avenue. Time and weather have both roughed up the mural since its original … Continue reading

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Breaking Trust with Civil War Vets in Catt Co., New York?

Last year, I wrote about efforts in Cattaraugus County, NY, to demolish a Civil War memorial and historic building erected by the war’s veterans. Twelve months later, the effort to save the memorial continues. On Friday, The Buffalo (NY) News … Continue reading

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ECW panel at St. Bonaventure University looks back at the 150th and the war

Some of ECW’s historians traveled to western New York last weekend for a Civil War event at St. Bonaventure University. Descendants of the 154th New York Infantry gathered on campus for their 30th annual reunion. The day also marked the official … Continue reading

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The Civil War: Regional, Regimental and Personal Experiences

We don’t normally post information here about academic conferences, but this one is a little different (and I have a vested interest in it!). On August 1st, 2015, St. Bonaventure University—the institution where I teach—will host a conference on the Civil … Continue reading

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The Men of Cattaraugus County: Why They Fought

Last week, I mentioned a rather sick-to-my-stomach turn of events in Cattaraugus County, New York (where I teach). County legislators want to demolish the Civil War memorial in order to put in a parking lot. In my open letter to … Continue reading

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Paving Over Civil War Memory in the Sesquicentennial Season

A recent decision by legislators in Cattaraugus Country, New York, has paved the way for the destruction of the county’s Civil War Memorial and Historical Building. Men from Cattaraugus County served in a number of regiments during the war, but … Continue reading

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The Original Autumn Guard

We received a nice treat today from historian Mark Dunkelman: After seeing our Autumn Guard post last weekend from Chris Mackowski about the Civil War statue in Allegany, NY, Mark sent along a photo of the town’s original G.A.R. chapter–the Ira … Continue reading

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