Members of the Clinton County Historical Museum’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee will be set up at the Kent-Delord House on Saturday, July 13th, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for a Stamp Cancellation commemorating the Battle of Chancellorsville in May, 1863. The Stamp Cancellation is part of a larger mission to commemorate Clinton County residents who served in the Civil War. The Committee was formed in 2011 and has planned many events and projects, such as the Civil War Stamp Cancellation, to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War. Eugene Wood of the United States Postal Service will be on site to cancel the stamps.
Frank Hall, a past resident of the Kent-Delord House, served in the 16th New York Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War and fought in the Battle of Chancellorsville. In 1895, Frank received a Medal of Honor which is on display at the Kent-Delord House for his gallantry on the fields. He was known for riding into the battlefields to save the wounded men.
Geri Favreau, Chairperson of the CCHA’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee stated, “I think it’s very important for the museums to work together on projects. It makes the public aware of what CCHA has to offer and furthers its mission in the community. This project, especially, because it will promote the memory of Reverend Francis Hall and the importance of the Civil War and its impact on Clinton County.”
If you are unable to attend the Civil War Stamp Cancellation at the Kent-Delord House, copies of the Chancellorsville edition and previous editions can be purchased at the Clinton County Historical Museum for $3.00 each. For more information, please contact the Clinton County Historical Museum at 518-561-0340.