Pete Gilbert Jr. is set to lead a round table discussion on the 118th New York Volunteer Infantry, on Sunday, March 25th at 2 pm at the Ogdensburg Public Library.
The 118th New York Volunteer Infantry, or “Adirondack Regiment,” was formed with enlistees from Clinton, Essex, and Warren counties in 1862, and eventually took part in the Peninsula Campaign, the Bermuda Hundred Campaign, and the battles of Cold Harbor, Petersburg, the Crater, and Richmond.
Pete Gilbert, Jr. is a St. Lawrence County native, and the descendant of two Civil War veterans – one from the 60th New York Volunteers and the other from the 106th. When not working as an officer at the Adirondack Correctional Facility in Ray Brook, NY, Gilbert serves as commanding officer of the 118th NY Volunteers reenacting unit, with a rank of captain and thirty years of experience.
Visitors who own items with Civil War provenance are encouraged to bring them to the event for a “show and tell” session before the talk.
This discussion is part of the North Country Civil War Round Table, a program of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. Admission to the museum is free; admission to the archives is free for members and children, $2.50 for college students, and $5 for the general public.
The Ogdensburg Public Library is located at 312 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY.
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Photo: 118th NY Volunteer Infantry courtesy www.118thny.org.