War and Conflict

The residents of Oswego County have played an important role in times of conflict on the home front as well as abroad.  These educational units highlight some of the many contributions made by the citizens of the many towns and hamlets in the county.

An Overview

Oswego Past and Present This article from Oswego’s Daily Palladium, 1902 gives a nice history of the development of Oswego. 

American Revolution

July 11, 1776 Congress requests forts to be built by General Schuyler

Civil War

Elmina Spencer – Civil War Nurse

Oswego County’s 110th Regiment Reunion: Civil War Veteran’s Reunion Article

Company A, 24th Infantry 43 Years Ago Today:  List of Officers and members of Company A as it left Oswego for the Civil War

Iron Brigade: 24th Infantry from Oswego and Jefferson Counties

World War 1

The first world war had a huge impact on Oswego County.

Events of World War I:  A short list of events that occurred during World War I.

War Bonds and Stamps: Those who did not enter the armed forces were still encouraged to support the war effort through sacrifice and the purchase of war bonds and stamps.

Oswego County Red Cross:  The citizens of Oswego County were highly involved with the American Red Cross during World War 1.

World War 2