Learn more about the past military heroes who impacted Northern New York! As more resources are discovered, this page will grow. Stay tuned for future discoveries!

New York Heritage Digital Collections

This database offers an overview of a wide slide of military life from many different eras, including the Civil War, World War I and World War II. There are diaries, enlistment records, letters, photographs, and more available for free without a library card.

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NNY SAR/DAR Joint Patriot Project

This project is a joint effort of the Thousand Islands Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and three chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the LeRay de Chaumont Chapter, Watertown, the Nihanawate Chapter, Potsdam, and the Swe-kat-si Chapter, Ogdensburg.

Joint Patriot Project tombstone marker

Between Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties there are approximately 800 burials of Revolutionary war veterans. Some are buried in unknown locations, perhaps in family cemeteries on the original homestead. Others are known to be buried in certain cemeteries but the stone is lost or unreadable. A few hundred are buried in known locations with readable stones but are not marked as Revolutionary veterans and their service unknown. The goal of this project is to find and mark these graves. Information about such patriots can be found on the Joint Patriot Project website.

10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Museum

The museum is located on NYS Route 26 just outside of the Fort Drum gates. Inside it displays the history of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum, covering the arrival of the Army into the North Country through the present era. Both soldiers and researchers are welcome to solicit advice and the help of historical research from museum staff.

10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Museum map