Monday, April 7, 2014

Franklin County Soldiers Serve in the Civil War-- 2 New Books!!

Northern Arms-- Volume 1 & 2 Compiled by Maren E. Dodge Miles for the Franklin County Historical and Museum Society. These volumes tell the tales of the Civil War and lives of Franklin County, New York, soldiers and their families, as told by the soldiers, their families, friends, newspapers, and local histories. The Regimental histories, officer’s reports, letters, diaries, memoirs, stories, photos and newspaper articles found in this book, show what life in the Grand Army of the Republic was like for our Franklin County soldiers, and what their lives were like during and after the War. The book includes a little history of the war, the soldiers’ own stories, and tales of court martial and valor. Artists and photographers documented all aspects of army life and took thousands of individual photographs for the soldiers to send home to loved ones. Each story is unique and told in the words of the soldiers and their families. The book is illustrated with photographs of the soldiers loaned by their families and period photos from the Library of Congress. Volumes 1 and 2 are now available in the House of History Country Store. Price $40.00, plus tax.. Special price of $70.00 if you purchase both Volumes!
Maren will be at the Schryer Center, behind the Museum, on July 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. for a discussion of her books and a book signing! Join us, for this event, if you will be in the area!


  1. It's out and you can get your copy from the House of History Country Store or at Write One+ in Chateaugay. You can call Write One+ at 518-497-6476 or email them at

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  3. Volume 2 is now available at the House of History Country Store or Write One+ for $40. Buy both volumes and get a discount.

  4. Maren: I am doing research for a civil war bandleader who after the war lead a number of bands in Franklin County. Would very much like to speak with you to get advice on how I might try to track down information about his time in Frankline County. Since I don't live in New York, I am hoping to get some insight from someone who knows the area. Thanks.

    Curt Davis