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Connecticut -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

1861 May 1 - 1920 Dec 12 and unknown dates

Folder 2

 File — Folder 2: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 4; Series Series 10; Series Series 11; Series Series 12
Identifier: Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Letter topics vary but include family matters, poems, and financial matters.

Two letters from Albert Wadhams of Goshen in 1866 and 1867 describe his efforts to apply for a bounty due to Richard R. Watson, a Corporal of Co. F 29th Connecticut Colored Infantry Volunteers.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1830-1920

American Civil War Printed ephemera


Identifier: 00-2021-27-0
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

Civil war broadside, "Litchfield Awake", about 1861

 File — Box 1, Folder: 19
Scope and Contents

Litchfield awake. Volunteers to arms, enlist now and save your bounty. Poster for volunteers from town of Litchfield.

Dates: about 1861

Civil War soldiers' monument, 1897

 File — Box 1, Folder: 20
Scope and Contents

Brochure appealing for funds to move the Monument to Center Park, dated 10 April 1897. The Monument was erected in 1865 in the East Park from designs by George F. Bissell, sculptor.

Dates: 1897

Civil War, "Tableaux! in aid of the Soldiers Aid Association" poster for tableaux at Bulkley's Hall, 1864

 File — Box 1, Folder: 21
Scope and Contents

"Tableaux! in aid of the Soldiers Aid Association" poster for tableaux at Bulkley's Hall, Litchfield.

Dates: 1864

Civil War Veterans record book


Identifier: 00-2011-87-0
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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1860-1914; Other: Date acquired: 09/06/2011

William H. Cone diary


Identifier: 00-1921-41-0
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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1863-1864; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1920

Dr. James Russell Cumming papers


 File — Box 1 Dr. James R. Cumming papers
Identifier: 2022-45-0
Content Description

Letters and commissions of Dr. James Russell Cumming, Asisstant Surgeon and Surgeon, U.S. Army, 12th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers

Dates: 1862-05-10 - 1891-02

Cumming, James R. (James Russell), 1830-1891

Dates: Existence: 1830-04-16 - 1891-02-04

Mason, George C. to "my dear friend", 1865

Folder 9

 File — Beebe family papers Box 1: Series Series 1; Series Series 2; Series Series 3, Folder: 1.9
Identifier: Folder 9
Scope and Contents

Two letters regarding the end of the U.S. Civil War; offers a proposition for leasing plantation land through the Freedman's Bureau and working them with paid labor of African Americans; notes that Northern men have made profits doing this and provides an estimate of anticipated costs and probable income.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1865