Sunday, April 03, 2011

Connecticut Commemorates the American Civil War

Sesquicentennial Commemoration
April 12, 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War. Organizations and institutions around our state will be offering forums, events, and programs to help remind us of the toll the war took on our nation and our state, as brother was pitted against brother.

Click here to visit our state's Civil War Commemoration site for information about statewide events.  Locally, the library will host several events with a Civil War theme; click here to visit our online events calendar.

Recommended Reading
Following is a short list of Civil War titles recently added to our collection; we've included several classic and related titles that may also be of interest.

Lincoln on War, edited and with an introduction by Harold Holzer

Lincoln at Gettysburg by Garry Wills

Great Civil War Heroes and Their Battles, edited and with an introduction by Walton Rawls

Guns of the Civil War by David Adler

Civil War Films
The Civil War Series by Ken Burns (documentary)