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Battle brews over monument where local soldiers fought

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There is an ongoing dispute over plans to build a Union memorial at a state park in Olustee, Fla., where many Mohawk Valley soldiers died in the Civil War and where their regiment commander, Col. Simeon Sammons of Fonda, was wounded in the foot. Recruited from Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery and Saratoga counties in fewer than 40 days, the 115th Regiment of the New York Volunteers trained at Camp Fonda, near the village. They left for ...

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