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October 12, 2009


Peter Wing

Mr Abott .... Peter Wing here.. I was approached by Jim Shockley to do this. There were about 7 fellows named Wing from the Stanford area alone that fought in the Civil War. A young Johnnie Wing from Amenia NY who also was in the 150th NYS Volunteers. He was killed on the 2nd day of fighting on Culp's Hill , Gettysburg, eighteen years old. This is just to name a few of the family from that episode in our History. The Family of Wing arrived here in 1632, so the name appears on just about every war memorial you can imagine , My son Charles Wing posed for the statue , he has a striking resembalance to what we were looking for... so thanks for the in , cyber or not ..Peter Wing .. Wing's Castle

Tim Abbott

Mr. Shockley, I am delighted to learn from one who was so intimately involved in the research and erection of this monument and to learn the "back story." I grew up at Millbrook School (my Dad did as well, and was Headmaster there from 1976-1990. I live close enough to take afternoon drives along the back roads of my youth, and am very pleased to know how carefully, and appropriately, you and Peter and the rest of the citizens of Stanford who were involved in this project brought it to fruition. Best regards, Tim

Jim shockley

Mr. Abott : I read your description of the Stanford Civil War Monument with some interest, and pleasure. I was the committee "Chair" on the Stanford Civil War Monument committee , and as such was heavily involved with the research and subsequent building of the monument. It came about as a result of a request by the Historical Society president, Oliver Orton's request , that I look into the towns civil war soldiers. Who, what , where, for the bicentennial in 1993 . Here is a link to an article from the civil war news that will tell all :


Please feel free to contact me for any other information. Tho I no longer live in Stanford, I was one of those who is a descendant of a Stanford soldier, and--- Pete wing is an old friend. Best Regards-
Jim Shockley

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