MADRID — The St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum welcomed a new piece of history on Saturday to honor nearly 6,000 St. Lawrence County residents who left home to serve during the Civil War.

An official opening ceremony was held for Fort Tribute, a new Civil War-era historical interpretive center that was recently constructed on the grounds.

Civil War re-enactors, of the 11th Regiment New York Volunteer Artillery, fire a salute during the dedication of Fort Honor in Madrid. This video was filmed and produced by Christopher Lenney for NNY360 and the Watertown Daily Times.

Civil War center opens at museum

Civil War re-enactors of the 11th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry are shown inside of Fort Tribute on Saturday in Madrid. Christopher Lenney/Watertown Daily Times

Civil War center opens at museum

Civil War re-enactors of the 11th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry stand at attention Saturday as taps played at the dedication ceremony. Christopher Lenney/Watertown Daily Times

Civil War center opens at museum

Scott Wilson, volunteer project coordinator for Fort Tribute, looks out at the crowd gathered Saturday for the dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting. Christopher Lenney/Watertown Daily Times

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