Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Commemorating the American Civil War

"That Generations to Come Might Know Them"
Join us on Thursday, April 14, 1 p.m., to learn about Connecticut's Ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, better known as Connecticut's Irish Regiment.  The regiment was organized in New Haven in September of 1861.  Members of the Irish American History Society will present information about the 9th in battle, including photos of and letters by the soldiers.  Click here to register for this free, history-related event.

Surf's Up
Monuments to the Ninth Regiment's service are located in New Haven and in Vicksburg National Military Park.  You might also like to visit the Connecticut Historical Society's web site for overview and listing of our state's Civil War monuments.

Your Town
If you spend any part of your day in the Village Center, you've seen this boulder. Discovered in Marlborough by Henry T. Sellew In 1921, a committee of prominent citizens contracted for 4 bronze tablets to honor local veterans who served in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish American War, and WWI.