Summary: Four African-American Allegany County Civil War veterans, some who once kept their military service a secret, were recognized during formal ceremonies at the Friendship Church of God in Christ. The four individuals, George E. Bliss, Aaron DeMon Gayton. Winslow Latham, and William Hamilton, were part of a continuing Friendship American Legion Program to document and restore the graves of the community's earliest veterans.

From the Wellsville Daily Reporter, May 4, 1999:

Black Civil War veterans honored in Friendship N.Y.

Black Civil War veterans honored in Friendship, N.Y., part 2