The Col. George L. Willard Camp No. 154, Albany, NY, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) would like to express our appreciation to each donor for your contribution toward this project on the restoration of the 77th NY Monument Statue in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, NY.
We have held many meetings and phone calls with the City of Saratoga Springs DPW regarding the completion of this project. Commissioner Scirocco has informed us that that the monument will be back in the park, as soon as they are able, this spring. He indicated that the restoration process is going great and the statue will look better than ever.
Additionally, as part of this project, we are looking at improvements to the landscaping and security of the area. Commissioner Scirocco has emphasized the importance of new security cameras to protect the statue going forward and plans to run the wiring for their setup when the ground thaws. The city of Saratoga Springs makes the ultimate decision on matters regarding the monument and we are supporting their efforts.
For Immediate Release:
GoFundMe Page to Raise Funds to Restore Civil War Monument in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs Set Up by Local Camp of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York, July 22, 2020
The local camp of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), Col. G. L. Willard Camp 154, has started a GoFundMe Page in response to the destruction of the statue on a monument dedicated to the 77th New York Volunteer Infantry, The Saratoga Brigade, with the goal of raising money to restore the monument.
The 77th New York Volunteer Infantry unit was organized in Saratoga Springs and was mustered into service there in November 1861 for a period of three years. The regiment served during the entire war and was not mustered out until June 1865.
The SUVCW is a congressionally chartered organization that was originally organized in 1881 and is dedicated to preserving the memory of those who served in the Union army, navy, and other services. In particular, they focus on preserving the graves, monuments, and memorials dedicated to those who served and fell fighting for the Union.
If you are interested in donating, the GoFundMe page is located at:
If you wish to make a check donation instead send a check or money order payable to: “Col. G.L. Willard Camp No.154 SUVCW”
Put on the “For” Line: “77th NY Monument/Statue Fund”
Col. George L Willard Camp #154 SUVCW
PO Box 13681
Albany, NY 12212
(photo by peter)