Submitted by the Ischua Valley Historical Society (Maggie Fredrickson), here is a list of Veterans who enlisted in the Civil War from the towns of Machias, Franklinville, Ischua, Yorkshire, Farmersville, and Lyndon.
Stage Coach Mary was born into slavery in TN and named Mary Fields. Her slave master was a Judge. Mary was a 6 ft, 250lb woman who knew how to shoot, carried a pistol and rifle on her at all times, drank whiskey, smoked cigars, didn’t take shit from anyone, and was extremely hard working, loyal and intellegent.
"The Statute of Liberty, a gift from France, erected on Bedloe Island, New York Harbor in 1886, is a symbolic landmark of the dreams and aspirations of mankind to live, under God, free and peacefully with each other."
(Cattaraugus Historical Society. "Karl Wittman and his Statute of Liberty")