The Little Falls Historical Society Museum

Distant Drums, Herkimer County in the War of the Rebellion

By David Krutz

In almost every corner of Herkimer County one can easily find reminders of the great impact that the Civil War had on the people of our area. In the center of Eastern Park in Little Falls the statue of a union soldier gazes across the valley, in front of the courthouse in Herkimer a memorial stone bears a plaque that pays tribute to the 34th New York, and in Dolgeville, Spofford and Faville Avenues recall the names of two hometown officers from the 97th New York.