Washington County Historical Society

Washington County Publications for Sale

The 123rd Regiment N.Y.V.I. 1862-1865 Their Story by Edie Baldwin Meikl
"History buff and one-time Captain in the U.S. Army, Civil War enthusiast Edie Meikle has brought to the reader in this short history of the Washington County 123rd Regiment N.Y.V.I, not only a time table of the 123rd battles, but memories of her visits to Civil War National Parks and conversations with park historians. In this book she chronicles these events beginning in 1862 and ending in 1865.... Her descriptions of a soldier's daily life in camp and on the battlefield, relate the tedium, as well as the chaos and destruction, of war."
71 pages. softcover Pub. 2015
$12.95


Along the Battenkill
by William A. Cormier
An "Images of America" series. The Battenkill Valley, in the southern part of Washington County, NY, is the historical backdrop to many homesteading settlers as well as the Mohawk and Mahican tribes.
Published 2014; 127 pgs., Illustrated.
$21.99.


The American Woman: Her Role During the Revolutionary War
by Esther Perica
A concise Introduction and overview of the activities of the women of America during the period between 1770 and 1780.
1981, 62 pgs., softcover, index.
$4.95


Ancestors and Descendants of Justus Akin and his Two Wives Elizabeth Briggs and Mary Cory, Allied Families Gillis, Lewis, Mitchell, Mosher, Weir.
Compiled by Jane C. Whitaker.
Softcover, 213 pgs. illus., 1997.
$7.00


Argyle, 1764 - 2014: Compiled & edited through the Argyle Historian's Office
Contains original photographs, notations and anecdotes including such aspects as ice harvesting, village lamplighter, agriculture, Durkeetown, Summit Lake, cemeteries and the orginal deed.
Softcover 2013, Illus. 82 pages.
$14.00


Around Cambridge, White Creek, and Jackson
The Cambridge Valley has always been united and divided, each community holding tightly to its identity. In 1773, the Cambridge District was formed, comprised of the current towns of Cambridge, White Creek and Jackson. In 1788, the area became the Town of Cambridge in Albany County and was annexed to Washington County in 1791. The area was divided into the present town boundaries in 1816. The three communities of Cambridge, North White Creek, and Dorr's Corners, though each only three-quarters of a mile from the next, did not unite into the Village of Cambridge until 1866. Today the village spans the boundaries of the three townships but still divides itself into the east End and the West End. Ken Gottry's ancestors, the Van Ness, Woodworth, and Hitchcock families, have been associated with the Cambridge area since its founding. His father was historian for the village, town and church, leaving a large collection to the village archives and public library. Much of the content of this book comes from material his father amassed in the mid 1900s.
2010, softcover, 126 pgs.
$21.99


Asa Fitch and the Emergence of American Entomology
Jeffrey K. Bames.
A biography of the first salaried professional entomolgist in the US.
1988, softcover, 120 pgs.
$12.50


Barnheart, A Memoir
by Jenna Woginrich
Meet Jenna Woginrich, homestead farmer, writer, graphic artist, fiddle player, and who blogs at www.coldantlerfarm.blogspot.com. "Reading Jenna Woginrich's memoir gives me hope for the future of food and farming in our country. Young farmers such as Woginrich have the energy, optimism, and desire to start small farms, to grow food, and to help turn around our rather sad agricultural state. Bravo.." Kurt Timmermeister
2011, paper, Illus. 184 pp. $14.95.


Champlain Canal: Mules to Tugboats
by Capt. Fred G. Godfrey
The Champlain Canal was completed from Fort Edward toWhitehall at the end of 1819, superseded by the Barge Canal in 1915. Little is known of the daily life of the canal boat families who made a living on this vibrant waterway and of the business that grew up along its shores. This book chronicles the Canal with in depth descriptions of canal boats, methods, equipment, locks, canal towns and their people. This book is a classic just restocked in 2013.
1994, hardcover, Illus. 123 pp.
Reduced Price! $9.35.


The Covered Bridges of Washington County, New York
by Robert G. McIntosh
Spiral bound, 62 pages with maps, photographs, drawings and text, published August, 2007.
$20.00


Descendants of Robert Weir & Elizabeth Green of Old Cambridge, White Creek Washington County, NY.
Compiled by Jane Whitaker.
Softcover, 130 pgs. illus., 1996.
$6.00


Diary of Jabez Fitch, JR in the French and Indian War, 1757
His Diary during the French and Indian War. One of the important things the reader gets from Fitch is how often he moves while at Fort Edward and Roger's Island. He spends much of his time here at different sites, some in tents, some in huts. So as you read you get an idea of how unsettled he and his fellow soldiers were.
Softcover, 57 pgs. illus.
$10.00


New Publication Early Families of Washington County, NY: The Spencers of Granville, NY
Margaret Jenks
Beginning page: Abner Spencer, Jeremia Sr. & Hannah (?) Spencer, Capt. Phineas & Elcy (Farnsworth) Spencer, Alexander & Deborah (Farnsworth) Spencer, Jeremiah 2nd & Thankful (Hinckley) Spencer, Alpheus & Hannah (?) Spencer of Westfiels- Fort Ann, Eli & Chloe (Thompson) Dibble.
Illus., hardcover 2014, 247 pgs.
$40.00


Early Families of Washington County, NY: Stephen Reynolds of Ganville, NY
Margaret Jenks
and Henry Rice of Hebron, NY and related families of Kenyon, Cole and Wightman. Illus., spiral bound 2013, 244 pgs.
$40.00


New Publication The Electric Fencing Handbook
by Ann Larkin Hansen
Whether you're a gardner, rancher, farmer, homesteader, or beekeeper, you'll find all the answers to your fencing questions in the pratical guide. Illus., softcover 2017, 95 pgs.
$14.95


Fate of Family Farming
Ronald Jager
We stand at an important crossroads in American agriculture that will affect the way every citizen eats. This book may help us find our way.
2004, 244 pgs.
$18.95


Feeder Canal - Fun, Facts and Folklore
Michael LaCross.
History and Tales along the Glens Falls Feeder Canal.
24 pgs.
$5.95


The Fitch Gazetteer
Kenneth A. Perry
An Annotated Index to the Manuscript History of Washington County, New York

Volume I, softcover, 566 pgs. $47.00
Volume II, softcover, 529 pgs. $40.50
Volume III, softcover, 529 pgs. $47.00
Volume IV, softcover, 601 pgs. $49.00

Fort Edward & Sandy Hill in the Nineteenth Century
softcover, 1997, illustrated with photos, 47 pgs.
$12.50


Fugitive Deckhand: A Novel of the Canalways of New York State
by Fred Godfrey
1990, hardcover, 190 pgs.
$18.95


Growing Up Country
by Dorothy Offensend
The life of the author from 1914 until 2004, it tells what it was like living on a farm in the early 20th century, the hardships experienced during the "Great Derpression", the ups and downs and how she handled them.
460 pgs. 151 pictures softcover,
$10.00.


Hartford, New York A Pictorial History
1976, map,Illus. 73 pgs.
$6.95


A History of the Glens Falls Feeder Canal
Michael LaCross
Softcover, 1997, 32 pp.
$5.95


History of Putnam
Thomas W. McArthur
1887, reprint, softcover, 49 pp.
$6.00


A Home in the Battenkill Valley - The Earlier Years of Susan B. Anthony
by Theodore Corbett.
This book is about Susan B. Anthony, the renowned crusader for women's rights. In her formative years, from 1826 to 1845, she lived in the Battenkill Valley at Battenville, Center Falls and Greenwich. The book describes how Susan grew up in a house that still stands, which overlooked a mill yard complex. The Panic of 1837 ruined her family's investment in the mill and their home, and ultimately in 1845 the Anthonys were forced to move to Rochester, NY. Thus, it was in the Battenville region that Susan first developed a respect for temperance, abolition, and the condition of working women, causes that would ultimately lead her to become a warrior for women's suffrage.
Illustrated, 72 pgs, paperback
$9.95


The House-Wifes Skill in Cookery
G. Markam, reprint, softcover pamphlet, 31 pgs.
$2.00


The Hulett Hotel Fire on Lake George
by George Kapusinsk.
On a clear November day in 1915, the Hulett Hotel on Lake George, NY caught fire and burned to the ground. Quickly rebuilt, the new Hulett became a popular tourist destination. However, after the rebuilding, a mysterious figure claimed that the hotel's owner, William H. Wyatt, had paid him to start the fire. Almost a century later an illustration of Abraham Lincoln has been discovered, with pictures taped to its back that vividly capture the events surrounding the fire and the hotel's reconstruction. George Kapusinski investigates these strange dealings in detail, including the sensational arson trial, new photographic evidence and a 1912 Wyatt hotel fire that occurred in a nearby Vermont town.
2012, 155 pgs., Illus. softcover.
$19.99


New Publication Install Your Own Solar Panels
by Joseph Burdick & Philip Schmidt
This fully illustrated step-by-step guide provides the essential advice you need to successfully install your own solar array. The book takes you all the way from assessing your own site, desiging your system, and getting a permit to shopping parts and installing the modules. 2017, softcover, illus. 190 pgs.
$16.99


Johnny Appleseed
Will Moses
2001, hardcover, illus. 48 pgs.
$16.99


New Publication Letters Home: The 123rd NY Infantry in the Atlanta Campaign
This book is dedicated to the soldiers of the 123rd New York -  and especially to those still lying in the Southern Graves who never went home. Content: 1. Introduction, 2. History of the 123rd NY Infantry, 3. Letters from the Atlanta Campaign, 4. Letters from the March to the Sea. Appendix with photos. soft cover, 77pgs, illustrated, $12.95


"Liberty or Death!" The Northern Campaigns in the American Revolutionary War
Gregory T. Edgar
Built around excerpts from surviving accounts written by Americans, Germans, and British, it documents the struggle for control of the vital south-north waterway running from New York to Quebec, from the Hudson River through lake George and Champlain to the Canadian rivers Richelieu and St. Lawrence.
1994 softcover, 397 pp.
$34.00


Lincoln's Veteran Volunteers Win the War
by D. Reid Ross
An important book on the Civil War!
450 pgs., Illustrated, Indexed. Read Review
$35.00.


Linen Threads & Broom Twines: Vol. 1 (The Album)
William T. Ruddock
An Irish & American Album and Directory of the People of the Dunbarton Mill, Greenwich, New York, 1879-1952 (2 Volumes)
$22.00


Linen Threads & Broom Twines: Vol. 2 (The Directory)
William T. Ruddock
An Irish & American Album and Directory of the People of the Dunbarton Mill, Greenwich, New York, 1879-1952 (2 Volumes)
$35.00


New Publication Made From Scratch, Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
Jenna Woginrich
"Part humorous memoir, part how-to manual, and wholly inspiring. By slowing down and learning to produce her own food from start to finish, Woginrich uncovers alternatives not just for eating or a lifestyle, but also for finding joy." Tampa Tribune
2009, softcover, illustrated, 200 pgs.
$12.95


Marching to Save Nation, the 123rd New York Infantry
Jeffrey H. Jones
Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Tennessee Guerrilla Warefare, Atlanta Campaign, March to the Sea, Carolinas Campaign.
2007, softcover, photos, 409 pgs., notes, bibliog., appendix.
$19.95


Memoir and Official Correspondence of Gen. John Stark
Caleb Stark, (1877) reprint, new full name and subject index, softcover 528pp.
$38.50


Memories of Early Sandy Hill
Orson G. Richards, ed. Loretta Bates.
(now Hudson Falls, NY) 2007, Spiral bound, 146 pgs. Illus.
$30.00


Old Fort Edward
William H. Hill
reprint of 1929 edition, hardcover, 383 pp.
$45.00


Old Lake George Hotels
Betty Ahearn Buckell
1986, softcover, photos, 99 pgs.
$15.00


One Hundred Years of the George Satterlee Hose Company 1874-1974
compiled by Fred G. Godfrey
44 pgs.
$5.00


New Publication One Woman Farm
Jenna Woginrich
"Jenna's lovingly written, candidly poignant memoir of a year in the life of her farm is full of honesty, triumphs, travails, and seasoned advice. I didn't want to put it down." Ashley English. 2013, hardcover, photos, 208 pgs.
$16.95


Our History
Agnes Peterson
A Series of Articles Written for the Monthly Newsletter of the Dresden Baptist Church of Clemons, New York, 11/17/2000 to 1/15/2008
2009, softcover, photos, 99 pgs.
$12.00


Next Year in Salem: A Chronicle of the Home Front During World War II 1940-1945.
Life in Salem, New York was much like a N. Rockwell painting. The stories and rare photographs found here put a face on history.
Hardcover, 189 pgs.
$28.50


Pages from My Pawlett (VT) Scrapbook
Dorothy B. Offensend
1998, softcover, 246 pgs.
$17.00


Pages from My Pawlett (VT) Scrapbook Book 2
Dorothy B. Offensend
2002, softcover, 246 pgs.
$17.00


The Pember
Delight Gartlein and Alan Pistonus
The story of this museum of natural history in Granville, NY.
1996, softcover, 95 pgs.
$7.00


New Publication Portraits of Poverty
Loretta Bates
History and abstracts of the intimate Registration Certificates from the Washington County, NY Poorhouse 1875-1900. Over 1600 people were admitted to the County Poor House from 1875 to 1900. Includes names, ages, when admitted and discharged, occupation, where born and comments.
2015, softcover.
$25.00


Sailors, Waterways and Tugboats I have Known - The New York State Barge Canal System
by Capt. Fred G. Godfrey.
This book records the way of life aboard small crafts on the canals of New York State, the Hudson River and New Jersey ports. It details the changes in tugboats, barges and commercial transportation all of which are now a part of history.
Hardcover, 142 pgs. Illus., maps, index. Recently restocked 2011!
$18.00 SPECIAL PRICE


Saratoga Reader
Field Horne
Writing about an American Village 1749 - 1900
Illus. 2004, softcover, 284 pgs.
$29.95


New Publication Shays' Settlement in Vermont—A Story of Revolt and Archaeology
Stephen D. Butz
The ruins of Daniel Shays's fortified settlement reveal the hidden story of the famous rebellion. Shays and the Regulators founded the settlement deep in the Vermont wilderness after fleeing the uprising they led in 1787 in Massachusetts.
Illustrated softcover; 171 pgs.; pub. 2017
$21.99

So, Ye Want To Be A Reenactor? A Living History Handbook
Brenton and Karen Kemmer
A common sense approach to getting started in reenacting.
2001, softcover, 149 pgs.
$17.00


Stuff: The Absolute True Adventures of Men, Women and Critters
Betty Ahearn Buckell
1992, softcover, 175 pgs.
$15.00


The Thistle and the Eagle
Karen A. Kirkpatrick
The story of the Scottish Founders of the Bay Road Presbyterian Church near Lake George, NY.
2000, softcover, illus., 96 pgs.
$18.50


Those Called Paupers
Loretta Bates
Between 1829 and 1850 over 600 children were in the Indentured Program of the County Poor House in Washington County, NY. This book lists names, birth dates, ages, comments, towns taken to, and to whom indentured.
2013, softcover, illus., 168 pgs.
$25.00


Timber Frame Construction, All About Post-and-Beam Building
by Jack Sobon and Roger Sobon
If you have only dreamed about the beauty of building with timbers, this book will open your eyes. It will convince you that this method is not only practical today for homes and othe buildings, but often is less expensive than "stick building."
1984, softcover, illus., 204 pgs.
$19.95


Twelve Years a Slave
by Solomon Northup.
Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, D. C. in 1841. He spent the next 12 harrowing years of his life as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life. After regaining his freedom in 1853, Northup decided to publish this gripping autobiographical account of his captivity.
1970, softcover, 336 pgs.
$9.95 (Make into a major movie!)


Washington’s Farewell: The Final Parting with his Officers after Victory in the Revolution
Stuart Murray
Hardcover, illus. 216 pgs.
$21.00


The Western Vermont Slate Belt: Fair Haven
Dorothy Backus Offensend
Softcover, 2003, 90 pgs.
$10.00