Monday, September 03, 2012

Antietam: If you're in Connecticut ...

Sunrise at Antietam.

As the 150th anniversary of the battle approaches on Sept. 17, there are several Antietam-related events scheduled here in Connecticut:

Saturday, Sept. 8: Avon, noon:  I will speak at the Avon Free Library about 10 Connecticut soldiers who were killed or mortally wounded at Antietam. Captain Samuel Brown as well as this soldier, this one, this one and six others are part of my program. Mingle with re-enactors at noon, hear my talk at 1 p.m. and then take a trip across the street at 2 p.m. to West Avon Cemetery, where I'll talk about four soldiers from Avon who died during the Civil War. Here's more info.

Monday, Sept. 17, West Cemetery, Bristol, 6 p.m.: Remembering Bristol’s Civil War Soldiers," a program commemorating the 150th anniversary of the battle. Limited seating available. Bring a chair if you desire. Rain date is Sept. 25. A descendant of 16th Connecticut captain Newton Manross, who was killed at Antietam, will place a wreath at the Civil War monument during the ceremony.

Saturday, Sept. 29- Sun., Sept. 30, Wickham Park, Manchester, 10 a.m.: "CONNECTICUT TO ARMS": Join the Connecticut Civil War Commemoration, its many partner organizations and re-enactors from across New England for the next big Civil War encampment.

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FACES OF THE CIVIL WAR: Stories and photos of common soldiers who served during the war.
MORE ON 16TH CONNECTICUT SOLDIERS: Tales of the men in the hard-luck regiment.
MORE ON ANTIETAM: Read my extensive thread on the battle and the men who fought in it.

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