Local Civil War heroine focus of lecture at JCC

JAMESTOWN, NY – In celebration of National Women’s History Month, the Chautauqua County Historical Society will host a presentation focusing on the life of Sarah Sinfield, area native and female soldier of the Civil War.

Chautauqua County Historian and CCHS Trustee Michelle Henry will deliver the presentation, which will involve a power point presentation that focuses on the fascinating life of Sinfield, a native of Dunkirk who served in Company E, 72nd Regiment of the New York Volunteers, alongside her husband William. Sinfield was one of the few women who received a pension from the U.S. government following the war, which required a special act of Congress.

In addition to Henry’s presentation, CCHS Trustee Bob Johnston, also know for his work with the Jamestown Trolley Restoration Project, will be on hand to show the various features and items that can be found on the historical society’s website, including various information specifically related to the Civil War.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 29 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Jamestown Community College’s Sarita Weeks Room (Falconer St., Jamestown NY). Cost: $12 per person and includes refreshments and brunch provided by Elegant Edibles. While the event is in celebration of Women’s History, both men and women are encouraged to attend.

If planning to attend, contact the County Historical at mcclurg@fairpoint.net or call (716) 326-2977.

For more information on the CCHS, visit www.McClurgMuseum.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChautauquaCountyHistory. Contact the Historical Society at mcclurg@fairpoint.com