On This Day: The Discharge of Captain Ira Sayles

As the sun set one hundred fifty years ago, Ira Sayles glumly faced life as a civilian. The New York abolitionist had enlisted in the summer of 1862, joining Alfred neighbors and friends in forming Company H, 130th Regiment of the New York Volunteers. ┬áTheir first deployment was in Portage Station, New York, to be … Continue reading On This Day: The Discharge of Captain Ira Sayles