Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Collector's Corner: 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery ribbon

The 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery suffered more than 300 casualties 
at the Battle of Cold Harbor on June 1, 1864.
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This 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery regiment reunion ribbon, freshly added to my collection, was worn by a veteran at the unit's 60th reunion in Litchfield, Conn., on Sept. 11, 1925. Most of old soldiers were well into their 80s then, some perhaps even 90-plus years old. I hope someone will be able to identify the veteran pictured on the ribbon on Saturday when I am in Litchfield, where an all-day event will honor and remember soldiers from that area who served during the Civil War. Here's the schedule for Saturday's "Reverberations" program.

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