Sunday, March 09, 2014

#MemorialDay Weekend Extravaganza To Examine Experiences of #CivilWar Vets

This Civil War monument in Soldiers' Lot, West Cemetery, Litchfield, is a granite drum of the type used in military bands mounted at an angle on a granite base.

Following is a listing of the men of the 2nd Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery who trained at Camp Dutton in Litchfield, said farewell on the town green and died June 1, 1864 near Richmond, Va. in one of the Civil War’s most horrific slaughters ...

... They will all be remembered, their experiences explored and their place in history secured on Memorial Day weekend in a series of events organized by Litchfield’s Morgan-Weir American Legion Post 27 and the National Park Service.

“We’re going to turn the clock back 150 years,” said John Bonville, adjutant for the local Legion post and event facilitator. “You’ll experience this day in a snapshot ...

  • Complete column at Register Citizen

  • Column also at:

  • New Haven Register

  • Middletown Press

  • Litchfield Memorial Day Parade Speaker
    L. Todd Wood, #USAF #SpecialOps, retired / author

  • Wood bio

  • Memorial to CT soldiers near Confederate trench
    photo by Bert Dunkerly

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