Bravos to Salem’s Deputy Town Historian Judy Flagg for leading the way in raising funds to repair a Civil War monument at the Gettysburg National Military Park. On a recent visit, Flagg noticed the monument dedicated to the 123rd Washington County regiment had been damaged. The statue, the only one depicting a female figure in the park, had suffered damage to the nose when some branches fell on it during a storm. When Flagg inquired with the park about getting it fixed, she was told it was not a high priority. Not satisfied, Flagg began fundraising that she plans on forwarding to the folks in Gettysburg to facilitate the repairs. Anyone wishing to donate can send checks to: Asa Fitch Historical Society, c/o of Stephen Snyder, treasurer, 324 Scott Lake Road, Salem, NY 12865.
On Sept. 4, 1888, a monument was dedicated to the 123rd Regiment NYVI, a Washington County Regiment, in Gettysburg National Park. The monument, which depicts Clio, the Greek muse of history, is in need of repairs after a wind storm damaged the statue's nose. The Dr. Asa Fitch Historical Society in Salem is raising funds to repair the 130-year-old monument.