Saturday, December 1
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
We Fought at Gettysburg: Following the 17th Connecticut Regiment from Barlow’s Knoll to the Spangler Farm and Beyond, July 1863
December 1 at 2 PM at the Bridgeport History Center
Private William Warren, Company C, compiled numerous first-hand accounts about 17th Connecticut Regiment in the Civil War. This program follows the 17th Connecticut during the three day battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. Through these first-hand accounts we come as close as possible to seeing what the solders themselves saw, and thought, and felt on the battlefield. The memories of old soldiers are often criticized as the memories of old men, distorted by time and other factors, however these are the words of those who lived through the trauma of combat and survived to tell about it. These men fought for their lives, lost friends, and suffered themselves on the greatest battlefield of the Civil War. This is their story, their legacy to us, and we honor them and their sacrifices in this program through their own words.
Presented and researched by Carolyn Ivanoff. A Q&A session will follow.