FRIENDS OF FORT TRUMBULL
WELCOME TO THE 2012 PROGRAM
Across the country, historical organizations are continuing their focus on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Throughout the Commemoration period, 2011-2015, many events will occur to remember this important milestone in our nation’s history. A Master Calendar of events can be found at www.ccsu.edu./civil war, the web-site of The Connecticut Civil War Commemoration Committee.
In keeping with this commemoration, the 2012 program for The Friend of Fort Trumbull will focus on
CIVIL DISCOURSE -CONNECTICUT IN THE CIVIL WAR
We will be focusing on Soldiers, Sailors, Workers, and Women at Home and at War.
We would like to especially recommend two books which focus on this topic. The first is by one of our speakers, Sharon Smith. She has authored Connecticut’s Civil War: a Guide for Travelers. In addition to providing specific directions to many of the Civil War monuments and museums, she deals with the goods Connecticut provided to the war effort, the Heroes, and the “Not-so-Loyal Opposition”.
The second book is by Dr.Matt Warshauer, the author of Connecticut in the American Civil War. Professor Warshauer discusses our state’s role in the issues leading to the war, the raising of troops, and the sacrifices of those who served at the front and at home.
Finally, you all would enjoy reading the Special Issue of Spring, 2011 of the magazine Connecticut Explored. This publication, which is available at the local libraries, highlights Connecticut’s Role in the Civil War.
We look forwarded to seeing you all at these exciting and informative programs.
John and June Hoye, Program Co-Chairs.