Kingston in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
20th New York State Militia
[ 80th N. Y. Vol. ]
— Ulster Guard —
2nd Bull Run August 30, 1862
Chantilly September 1, 1862
South Mountain September 14, 1862
Antietam September 17, 1862
Fredericksburg December 11-15, 1862
Gettysburg July 1-3, 1863
Petersburg April 2, 1865
Terms of Service
April 28 – August 2, 1861
October 25, 1861 – January 29, 1866
Theodore B. Gates 1862 – 1864
Jacob B. Hardenbergh 1864 – 1866
This regiment, composed of men from Ulster and
Greene Counties, was the first local unit to leave the
state for war. The Ulster Guard was one of the top 300
fighting regiments of the Union Army.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is January 29, 1895.
Location. 41° 55.077′ N, 73° 58.948′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston NY 12401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Delaware and Hudson Canal (here, next to this marker); Louis Caterino (a few steps from this marker); Island Dock (a few steps from this marker); The Rondout Creek Suspension Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Rondout (within shouting distance of this marker); New York State’s Heritage Area System (within shouting distance of this marker); Sampson Opera House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The West Strand (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
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