Category Archives: Towns
The Oxford Historical Society will present Kevin Johnson as Private William Webb, an African-American Civil War soldier from Connecticut at the Oxford Grange Hall on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m.
Two descendants of a Mansfield man who joined a Union regiment in the Civil War 150 years ago are inviting residents to a re-dedication ceremony at a New London monument.
Nancy Steenburg, adjunct professor of history and director of the bachelor of general studies program at the Avery Point campus of the University of Connecticut, will give a talk, “The Women of New London During the Civil War,” at the … Continue reading
During an afternoon of song and readings, a complement of local musicians will explore the lyrical history of the Civil War on authentic period instruments – drums, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, concertina, bugle and guitar.
“French Canadians in the Civil War: The New Bedford Experience” will be the topic of the guest lecture at the annual membership meeting of the French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut. The meeting, which is open to the public without charge, … Continue reading
After spending the 2011 season viewing the Civil War through correspondence primarily from soldiers at the front to their families and friends back home, the Chester Historical Society is now balancing what was happening at the front with what was … Continue reading
During this 150-year anniversary of the American Civil War everyone from privates to Abraham Lincoln will be at the Civil War Living History Day on the grounds of Shelton History Center, 70 Ripton Road, Saturday, Oct. 6, 10-4 p.m. Several … Continue reading
A huge Civil War re-enactment and encampment commemorating the Battle of Antietam will be held in Manchester. The re-enactment will include military drills, a load and fire competitions, and cavalry, artillery and firing demonstrations. Visitors will be able to learn … Continue reading
The Brookfield Museum is inviting the public to a presentation on “Finding Records of your Civil War Ancestors” hosted by the Brookfield Historical Society. The presentation will focus on locating and using service records, pension, census and burial records, and … Continue reading
The Fairfield Museum and History Center will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation at its 2012 Benefit Gala, Saturday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The exhibit officially opens Sunday, Sept. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. … Continue reading