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    • Helen Hayes at Camp Shanks, Orangeburg, NY

    • Actresses; Military camps; Jeep automobiles;
    • Helen Hayes visited Camp Shanks in Orangeburg in an Army jeep. Major Drew Eberson (later colonel) was her escort. His wife sits behind Miss Hayes. Joe Judge is standing at the left rear.
    • Civil War record for John Wynkoop

    • African American men; African American soldiers; African Americans;
    • The first page of the Civil War record of John Wynkoop of Marbletown, New York. John died on May 6th, 1864 at the age of 21 of diarrhea at the General Hospital of New Orleans. He enlisted in the 20th Infantry on February 9, 1864.
    • William Coon discharge paper

    • African American men; African American soldiers;
    • Dicharge papers of William W. Coon, born in New Bern, North Carolina. William was 17 years old at the time of his enrollment in Company K of the Eleventh Regiment of the united States Colored Infantry. He was 19 years old at the time of his...
    • Civil War enrollment list for New Paltz

    • African American men; African American soldiers;
    • Schedule 2 - Enrollment List of all persons of Class 2, subject to do Military duty in the New Paltz Sub district of the 18th Congressional district, consisting of the Counties of Ulster, and Green in the state of New York, enumerated by Daniel...
    • Civil War enrollment list for New Paltz

    • African American men; African American soldiers;
    • Schedule 2 - Enrollment List of all persons of Class 2, subject to do Military duty in the New Paltz Sub district of the 18th Congressional district, consisting of the Counties of Ulster, and Green in the state of New York, enumerated by Daniel...
    • Cadet drill at the Normal School

    • African American men;
    • Twelve cadets are standing in rows in front of the New Paltz Normal School. Each cadet is holding a rifle in their left arm in an upright position. Behind the cadets there are thin bales of wrapped hay, possibly used for bayoneting practice. There...
    • 1862-12-31 letter from Jacob HasBrouck  to Rowena HasBrouck

    • African Americans--History; Slaveholders; Slavery; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob tells Rowena about how he spoke to a negro soldier from Baton Rogue from the Rebel army and learns about his time working on a large sugar plantation. He told Rowena how he celebrated New Year's with Billy Van Wagner and the Colonel.
    • 1864-06-23 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • African Americans; African Americans--History; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob tells Rowena of an expedition. He mentions his promotion and speaks about the activities of the infantry and cavalry during the expedition. He describes an incident, in great detail, that involved a man by the name of Dr. Taylor, his slaves,...
    • Mount Moor Cemetery Historical Plaque, West Nyack

    • African Americans; Cemeteries; Veterans;
    • The Historical Society of Rockland County erected this plaque at the Mount Moor Cemetery in West Nyack: The "Burying Ground for Colored people" was deeded on July 7, 1849 by James Benson, and Jane Benson, his wife, to William H. Moore, Stephen...
    • West Nyack: Gravestone of Logan Lafayette

    • African Americans; Cemeteries; Veterans;
    • Logan Lafayette, a veteran of the Civil War, was born in 1832 and died January 22, 1881. He was a member of the regiment that was chronicled in the movie "Glory". His gravestone, located at Mt. Moor Cemetery at the Palisades Center, is marked with...
    • Gravestone of Henry William Cook, Jr.

    • African Americans; Cemeteries; Veterans;
    • Henry William Cook, Jr. was born in 1930 and died in 1950 in Korea. He graduated in 1948 from Nyack High School, where he was an exceptional student and athlete.
    • 1863-01-18 letter from Jacob HasBrouck to Rowena HasBrouck

    • African Americans; Slavery; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob tells Rowena about some activities he did today. He also describes a person of color whom he refers to as a 'darkey' who serves the regiment. The African American man brough him a stove made from an oil can and a soap box. The letter...
    • Pass, 1778

    • American loyalists; United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783;
    • This pass allowed Roelof to travel in and out of British territory, excluding Ulster County.
    • Army-Navy "E" Award announcement

    • Announcements; Industry; Awards; Pamphlets; Programs; Flags;
    • An announcement of the presentation of the Army-Navy "E" Award to the Dexter Folder Company in Pearl River, New York on March 23, 1943. There is a red and blue Army-Navy flag at the top of the announcement. In the center of the flag is a large...

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