Category Archives: Civil War

Another Civil War Monument Talk in Shelton

On Tuesday, January 14, I’ll be speaking at the Housatonic Civil War Roundtable meeting and sharing a talk titled “Design Trends in Connecticut’s Civil War Monuments.” The talk will review how the appearance of the state’s Civil War monuments evolved … Continue reading

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Winsted Monument Repairs Delayed by Alleged Embezelment

The CT Post reports planned renovations to the magnificent Winchester Soldiers Monument in Winsted are on hold because $100,000 in a dedicated fund appear to have been stolen by a former finance director accused of stealing at least $2 million … Continue reading

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1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery Band, 1865

The First Connecticut Heavy Artillery band at Fort Darling, Drewry’s Bluff, Virginia, in April of 1965. The full-resolution image is available at the Library of Congress.

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29th Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 1864

The 29th Regiment, comprised primarily of African American volunteers, is pictured in Beaufort, South Carolina, in 1864. The regiment is also honored with monuments in New Haven and Danbury. The original image is available at the Library of Congress.

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First Connecticut Battery, May 2, 1863

Near Fredericksburg, Virginia, during the Battle of Chancellorsville. The full image, in a variety of resolutions, can be viewed at the Library of Congress.  

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First Regiment Connecticut Heavy Artillery, 1862

This undated image detail shows the First Regiment Connecticut Heavy Artillery, at Fort Richardson in Arlington, Virginia. The First Heavy Artillery was formed in the spring of 1861 as the Fourth Volunteer Infantry. In January, 1862, the regiment was converted … Continue reading

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Third Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, 1861

In honor of Veterans’ Day, we’re going to run images of selected Connecticut Civil regiments from the Library of Congress this week. Our first image (which you can click to enlarge) depicts the Third Connecticut Regiment Infantry, which served for … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Statue, Hingham, Massachusetts

A monument to Abraham Lincoln in Hingham, Mass., honors an ancestral connection between the president and the town. Lincoln’s early relatives, including his great-great-great-great grandfather Samuel, were among the English settlers of Hingham. The Lincoln statue, on a green near Samuel … Continue reading

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Memorial Cannon, Stafford Springs, CT

Stafford Springs honors its Civil War veterans with a large cannon in Stafford Springs Cemetery on Monson Road (Route 32). The cannon, dedicated in 1897, bears an inscription on its south (left) face reading, “A tribute to the patriotism of … Continue reading

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War Memorial, Hinsdale, Mass.

Hinsdale, Massachusetts, honors its war veterans with a memorial outside the town’s library. The monument, near the intersection of South Street (Route 8) and Maple Street (Route 143), was dedicated in 1923 and features a Civil War cannon. A dedication … Continue reading

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