I'm trying to finish up with the Ohde collection and ran into a number of old Manning Monitor newspapers.
So I'm quickly skimming through them to look for obituaries and military stuff.

I noticed the headline "Dastardly Insult to Our Pensioned Soldiers" which was a February 8, 1883, reprint in the 1931 Manning Fiftieth Anniversary edition in the Monitor.
I'm glad I caught this article because it listed 3 more Manning Civil War Veterans who I did NOT have.
I know some people are becoming impatient with me for not publishing the Manning Veterans' book and others have probably given up or don't care anymore but I keep finding more Veterans' names for the ever-growing list of well over 1000 Manning connected Veterans.
Now I find 3 more Civil War Veterans.
Another very interesting aspect about the article was a controversial article in the "Manning News" which was one of 4 competing newspapers in Manning before 1900.
Click on the link below to read about the controversy and this is where I found 3 more Civil War Veterans (Ginther, Ingledue, McQuaid) who I did not have in my military database.


Mary (Flannery) Rogers
I finished adding the obituaries to my memorial web page that I found in the Ohde collection of Monitor newpapers...
Be sure to study John Haupt's obituary - talk about having a difficult life from the get-go and then ending with such a positive and constructive attitude!!!

I wonder what those Manning Civil War Veterans would think about the people today who are tearing down and vandalizing the statues? Such as Ulysses S. Grant and other US presidents and prominent figures from our past...

"Dastardly Insult to Our Pensioned Soldiers"


Saratoga Springs, New York July 16, 2020

Pieces of the statue scattered on the grounds of Congress Park in Saratoga Springs on July 16, 2020.
Patrolmen found this Civil War statue toppled down and broken apart on the ground Thursday morning at Congress Park.
It was built in 1875 to honor New York's 77th infantry, also known as the Saratoga Regiment. The infantry was organized in Saratoga on November 22, 1861, and served in the Union Army during the American Civil War for three years under Colonel James B McKean's command.
According to records from the New York State Military Museum, the 77th infantry fought in 28 battles during the Civil War. They lost a collective 273 men during service.

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