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Portage in Livingston County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Civil War Parade Ground

1862 - 1865

 
 
Civil War Parade Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
1. Civil War Parade Ground Marker
Marker is painted in the sign colors used in Letchworth State Park.
Inscription.  
130th N.Y. Regt., later 1st N.Y. Dragoons and 136th N.Y. Regt. of Infantry, 1862
 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 42° 35.013′ N, 78° 1.909′ W. Marker is in Portage, New York, in Livingston County. Marker is on Parade Grounds Entrance Road half a mile north of Portage Street (New York State Route 436), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located within Letchworth State Park. The Parade Grounds Entrance is not a through road. It leads to cabin areas D and E and the parade grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hunt NY 14846, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Portage (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First New York Dragoons / 136th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); Glacial History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pages of Geologic Time (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hornby Lodge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Seh-Ga-Hun-Da
Civil War Parade Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
2. Civil War Parade Ground Marker
Parade grounds are to the right.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Genesee Valley Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portage.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Monument for the 136th at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Letchworth State Park History. (Submitted on July 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Letchworth State Park - New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. (Submitted on July 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Civil War Parade Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
3. Civil War Parade Ground Marker
Rear view. The entrance road is background left, sloped out of view. The cannon points towards Cabin area D.
Civil War Parade Ground Marker and Parade Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
4. Civil War Parade Ground Marker and Parade Grounds
The driveway leads to a picnic and parking area, and also to a cluster of three Civil War markers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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