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20th New York State Militia

[ 80th N. Y. Vol. ]

 

—Ulster Guard —

 
20th New York State Militia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
1. 20th New York State Militia Marker
Inscription.
Battle Honors
Gainesville                   August 28, 1862
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

War Colonels
George W. Pratt               1861 – 1862
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.

 
Location. 41° 55.077′ N, 73° 58.948′ W. Marker is in Kingston, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is at the intersection of E Strand Street and Broadway, on the left when traveling west on E Strand Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the waterfront in the Rondout National Historic District. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston NY 12401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
20th New York State Militia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
2. 20th New York State Militia Marker
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.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker on the Rondout Creek Waterfront image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
3. Marker on the Rondout Creek Waterfront
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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