The historical marker honoring a Binghamton-based Civil War regiment will be placed in a Conklin Avenue park. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

A dedication ceremony will be held for a historical marker honoring a Civil War regiment that trained on Binghamton's South Side.

The marker is being placed in Veterans Park on Conklin Avenue, just east of the Exchange Street bridge.

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo will host the ceremony, which will be held Thursday at 5:15 p.m.

Colonel David Ireland recruited the 137th New York Volunteer Infantry in Binghamton. Regiment members trained at Camp Susquehanna before heading off to fight in the Civil War.

Many historians credit Ireland and his unit with preserving the Union's victory during the war's decisive battle.

At the ceremony, a brief history of the local regiment will be presented, along with a musket salute as the new marker is unveiled.

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