What A Weekend!

Yes, it was indeed quite a weekend. Our Memorial Day Weekend was in preparation for what seems like forever; it was actually only a year. And it was an amazing and moving experience. Since 2002, hundreds of volunteers have been identifying Civil War veterans at Green-Wood. We’ve written a biography for each of the 4,600 … Read more

The Artillery Has Arrived!

Memorial Day Weekend is just a few days away. As those of you who follow my blog know, we have great plans for that weekend–the Grand Procession, the March of Honor, and an exhibition on our Civil War veterans, “Honoring Their Sacrifice.” We started setting the exhibition up yesterday and will continue to do so … Read more

“Honoring Their Sacrifice”

We have big plans for the rapidly-approaching Memorial Day Weekend 2011. This spring is the sesquicentennial of the beginning of the Civil War–it all began 150 years ago. We are going to have a great exhibition (“Honoring Their Sacrifice”) in our Historic Chapel from May 28-June 12 (with 3 Civil War Artillery pieces, including a … Read more

To Be Displayed . . .

Well, this is a bit of a strange one. Sue Ramsey is a wonderful researcher who is one of our very best Civil War Project Volunteers. About a year ago, Sue offered to do some follow-up research on our Civil War biographical dictionary. She wanted to see if she might be able to solve some … Read more

Another Find

Asa Bird Gardiner (also spelled Gardner) (1840-1919) led a very interesting life. A native New Yorker, he enlisted there very early in the Civil War as a first lieutenant and was commissioned into the 31st New York Infantry. During that tour of duty, Colonel Calvin E. Pratt, commanding officer of the 31st, wrote from Alexandria, … Read more