Civil War history comes alive at Canal Street Station Railroad Village

To the Editor:

During our recent Fall Festival at Canal Street Station, long time re-enactor and member of the Capital District Civil War Round Table, Matt George, dressed as a typical Union soldier, presented an excellent display of Civil War memorabilia and spent lots of time talking to people about the events of the war.

He has a wealth of knowledge about the battles, troop movements, and key officers, and can answer almost any question about what happened during the war.

There were also items for sale, books, artwork, T-shirts and sweatshirts.  All proceeds from these sales go toward preserving Civil War battlefields throughout the country.

The Capital District Civil War Round Table meets locally and has guest speakers at its meetings.  The round table will be hosting its annual conference in early November.

We sincerely appreciate Matt who gave his time to help make our festival a success.  For information about the round table, visit

MerliCanal Street Station

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