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The Stamford Historical Society Presents

Stamford's Civil War: At Home and in the Field
a 2003 Exhibit and more

Online Links, Genealogy, etc.

Civil War in Connecticut/Stamford Online

The Seventeenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry
Civil War Pension Index at
Citizens of Color, 1863-1890: Military and Political Participation, from: A Struggle from the Start, The Hartford Black History Project
Research Guide to Civil War Materials at the Connecticut State Library

Regimental Histories

Connecticut Regimental Histories
Union Regimental Index

Regiments & Muster Rolls

2nd Connecticut Volunteer Regiment
16th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment
17th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment

Winchester Soldier's Monument - courtesy Connecticut Historical Society

Winchester Soldier's Monument - Winsted, CT

…The delegation of visiting dignitaries was led by Governor Morgan G. Bulkeley. In the parade the position of honor was accorded to veterans of the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery, "The Old Litchfield County," 450 strong. Other participants in the line of march included eight G.A.R. posts, military units, bands, guests, town officials, and 100 carriages. The principal oration at the dedication ceremony was delivered by the Honorable Samuel Fessenden of Stamford, Civil War veteran, lawyer, and politician, who discoursed at length on the debt due those who fought in the holy cause against the slave-holders' rebellion that sought to destroy the Union. The final third of the dedication ceremony had to be cancelled because of rain…

Westover Cemetery, Stamford, Fairfield County, CT

Westover Cemetery, Stamford, CT…Collection of Headstone Inscriptions resides at the Connecticut State Library...of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War…

Civil War Photographs Collection at the Library of Congress

Contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects. The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men.

Unites States Civil War Center

Introduction to Exhibition
A Virtual Tour through the Exhibit
Reenactors at the Opening
Civil War Timeline
Maps from the Exhibit
Picturesque Stamford, 1892 – Chapter on Civil War
Regimental Histories
Casualties and Causes of Death
Casualties, All Regiments
Soldiers' Biographies
Stamford Irish Volunteers
The Home Front: Biographies of Citizens
The Diaries of Noah W. Hoyt (Record Group 16)
The Diaries of Noah W. Hoyt: Timeline
The Diaries of Noah W. Hoyt: Excerpts
The Sanitary Commission
The Stamford Ladies Soldiers' Aid Society
The Civil War changed funeral custom
Bibliography and Recommended Readings
Civil War in Connecticut/Stamford on the Internet
Civil War Books
Civil War Roundtable of Fairfield County