Veterans and Wars

Civil War College Baseball & Those Fabulous Jones Boys
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Civil War College Baseball & Those Fabulous Jones Boys

By Michael J. Bielawa photo: Seth Jones 1863 Most fans in tune with collegate baseball’s heritage are familiar with the College World Series played each June in Omaha. Many may discuss outstanding programs at Louisiana State University, USC or Arizona State. As for historic college ball, New ...

April 05, 2011
Last of the Civil War Veterans
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Last of the Civil War Veterans

Well into the 20th century, members of the Elias Howe Jr. local veterans chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic would meet to share their memories of the Civil War and make sure that the sacrifices of the soldiers killed in the war were ...

January 04, 2011

When the Army Recruiter Came to Call 1862

By Carolyn Ivanoff Loyal war governor of Connecticut, William A. Buckingham. Image author’s collection.  In 1862 our nation was embroiled in a desperate Civil War.  The war was not going well for the Union. In June General McClellan was beaten back from Richmond by General Lee ...

December 03, 2019
William H. Warren – A Connecticut Civil War Soldier
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William H. Warren – A Connecticut Civil War Soldier

by Carolyn Ivanoff William H. Warren Birth: March 28, 1842 - Death:  June 5, 1918 Buried in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, CT William H. Warren was born on March 28, 1842.  Warren was listed in the 1860 census as a railroad hand living in Danbury, Connecticut.  In August 1862, as the ...

March 29, 2019
World War I Diary: 100 Years Ago
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World War I Diary: 100 Years Ago

What a wonderful gift! The staff of the Bridgeport History Center got an idea.  One hundred years ago, World War I started.   We wanted to do an exhibit.  Just after the initial thought, the phone rang. I answered and heard the voice of Vincent Keating.  "Would you ...

July 17, 2014