Lecture: Hidden History of Connecticut Union Soldiers
Date: August 21, 2016
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Litchfield History Museum
Fee: Free for members; $5 for non-members
Registration: Yes, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Description: Over fifty thousand Connecticut soldiers served in the Union army during the Civil War, yet their stories are nearly forgotten today. Among the regiments that served, at least forty sets of brothers perished from battlefield wounds or disease. Little known is the 16th Connecticut chaplain who, as prisoner of war, boldly disregarded a Rebel commander’s order forbidding him to pray aloud for President Lincoln. Join author John Banks as he shines a light on many of these forgotten Connecticut Yankees.