Honor, Sacrifice and Courage: Erie County during the Civil War Featuring Wiedrich’s Battery” was held at Historic Concordia Cemetery on Saturday, October 9, 2021. The huge event required hard work from so many people to make it the success it was. How do we even begin to thank all the wonderful people who so generously donated their time and talents to recognize and honor the heroes of Wiedrich’s Battery, Co I 1st NY Light Artillery and Medal of Honor Recipient John McHugh.

Please accept our deepest gratitude:

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War:

Co. I 1st NY Light Artillery, Wiedrich’s Battery

Co. L 1st NY Light Artillery, Reynolds’ Battery

Co I 155th NY Volunteer Infantry

Col. John B. Weber Camp #44

Chaplain P.G. Cook Camp #223

Co. A US Engineers

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, NY Chapter

VFW Post 1419, Hamburg NY

and to all the re-enactors who volunteered their time and expertise

Steve Teeft

Guy William Gane III

Dr. Thomas Grace

Scott Scanlon

Doug Kohler

Noelle Wiedemer and the Buff State Digital Collections class who researched the soldiers

The Buffalo Civil War Roundtable, Benedict R. Maryniak Chapter

Buffalo History Museum

Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor

Western New York Heritage Magazine, Inc.

Our co-sponsor Echoes Through Time Learning Center & Civil War Museum

Elizabeth and John Persons Family and Tops Friendly Markets for their donation of refreshments

To all the people who attended our event in spite of questionable weather

And our Historic Concordia Cemetery & Concordia Foundation Volunteers who work so hard to protect and preserve these sacred grounds