Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Antietam: Countdown to Connecticut Day

Your humble blogger and Antietam National Battlefield Park volunteer Jim Buchanan
of  Walking the West Woods blog at the 16th Connecticut monument in October.
On April 21, Antietam National Battlefield is the place to be if you're interested in Connecticut's service during the Civil War. To honor the men of the 8th, 11th, 14th and 16th Connecticut regiments who fought in the farm fields and woodlots outside Sharpsburg, Md., "Connecticut Day at Antietam"  will be held that Saturday. It will be the first "Connecticut Day" at Antietam since veterans returned to the battlefield in 1894. Among the activities will be appearances by Connecticut reenactors, readings by descendants of letters of soldiers who fought at Antietam, a wreath-laying ceremony at Antietam National Cemetery and much more. For more information, call 860-489-1618 or e-mail Blair and Mary Lou Pavlik at bpavlik@mac.com.

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