April, 1865 was a tumlutous time in American history. The long Civil War was finally coming to en end. Gen Grant’s troops, which included the New York 146th Volunteers comprised primarily of Oneida County men, defeated the Confederates in critical, final battles of the conflict. This forced Gen. Lee to surneder the Southern Army at Appomatox Court House. That news was warmly greated through out the Union. Less tyhan a week later, the news was horrible.
The word from Washington litterally crackled across telegraph machines around the world. In this edition of Hidden History we bring you the story of the Mohawk Valley’s response to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.