Connecticut Commemorates The Civil War


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Slideshows from Lincoln: The Constitution and Civil War

Opening Reception (courtesy of Tom Mitchell)

Opening Reception (courtesy of Deborah Mundair)

Emancipation Lecture (courtesy of Deborah Mundair)

Hincks' Mess (courtesy of Deborah Mundair)

They Call Me Lizzie (courtesy of Deborah Mundair)





Images from Past Civil War Programs


Antietam Day, Avon Library, 9/8/12



Gordon Woodford, of Granby, stands beside the grave of his great-grandfather, Harrison Woodford at the West Avon Cemetery.  Harrison Woodford, an Avon resident, was a corporal in the 16th CT Regiment Volunteer Infantry.  He was captured in April 1864 and sent to Andersonville Prison in Georgia.  He returned to Avon and died there at age 62.   An  American flag and GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) medallion was placed on the gravesite Friday, May 13, 2011 by the Avon VFW Post 3272 and Avon Historical Society.  Gravestone Inscription reads: Corp. Harrison Woodford Co. I. 16 Inf. Conn. Vols. Died Feb. 8, 1903. Ae. 62. 

Close-up of the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) medallion purchased by the Avon VFW Post 3272.  The  Avon VFW will place GAR medallions and flags on the graves of 83 Civil War soldiers buried in Avon before Memorial Day. 
GAR medallion



Civil War re-enactor Sal Carmosino, fires a shot during the service.



Standing beside the gravesite of Avon resident, Corporal Harrison Woodford, 16th CT Regiment Volunteer Infantry is Rachel Neuhoff, Avon High School, Kara Dillaway, Avon High School, Patrice Celli, Avon Public Library, Terri Wilson, Avon Historical Society, Sol Carmosino, Civil War re-enactor, Gordon Woodford, descendent of Harrison Woodford, Lee Wilson, Avon VFW Post 3272, Bill Newman, Past Commander, Avon VFW Post 3272
Woodford Gravesite

Dr. Matthew Warshauer, center, with (left to right) Patrice Celli, Tina Panik, Terri Wilson, Norm Sondheimer, and Jim Genco
Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Professor of History, CCSU, signs copies of his book, Connecticut in the American Civil War, after his lecture May 4, 2011.



Civil War quilt

A sample of a Civil War era quilt exhibited at "A Tribute to Civil War Quilts",
presented by Jo Hansling at the Avon Senior Center, April 11, 2011.

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