Connecticut -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Content Description Six documents pertaining to the U.S. Civil War including a recruiting broadside "Litchfield Awake!"; a broadside that begins with, "Grand Paraid [sic] of Ye Heroes who furnished Substitutes"; a broadside, "To the Rescue!"; a clipping from the Litchfield Enquirer 1861 April 25; a "Souvenir for Memorial Night, May 30, 1892"; and a program for the forty-seventh annual reunion of the 19th Connecticut Infantry and the Second Connecticut Heavy Artillery held September 11, 1912.
Dates: 1861-1912, undated
Scope and Contents The Civil War Veterans record book (2011-87-0) is a bound collection of typewritten notes about Civil War veterans. The book does not have a creator or owner name noted in it, but may have been kept by Dwight Kilbourn. The volume contains a list of deserters. As well as an alphabatized list of soldiers who served during the war. Each individual's entry typically consists of the date of enlistment, the company and regiment which the individual served in, and date of discharge from service or...
Dates: Created: 1860-1914; Other: Date acquired: 09/06/2011
Scope and Contents The William H. Cone diary (1921-41-0) contains entries by William H. Cone of Litchfield County, Connecticut in 1863 and 1864 while serving in the Connecticut Volunteers 5th Regiment Infantry, Company E during the American Civil War. He dedicates a fair amount of time to describing his daily activities in the field such as being on picket, drilling, participating in dressparades, and company inspections. Of particular interest are his entries that detail the 5th Regiment's involvement in the...
Dates: Created: 1863-1864; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1920
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents Letter from Rufus Smith to an unnamed quartermaster general agreeing to transport all merchandise sent to Litchfield Station for the 19th Connecticut volunteeers quartered at Litchfield, Connecticut, including wood, wooden boards, scanthing (sic), and rye.
Dates: Created: 1862; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/2013
Collection — Box 1-7
Scope and Contents The personal papersof the Thompson family (1929-01-0, 3 linear feet) consists of correspondence, notes, personal manuscripts and newspaper publications of various writings of Esther H. Thompson on various topics pertaining to the history of Litchfield, including her childhood recollections of troops mustering for the Civil War on the town green. Also included is information on botany and other topics relating to the Village Improvement Society. Additionally, the collection contains personal and...
Dates: 1786-1929; Majority of material found within 1802-1929