On April 12 at Noon join Dr. Matthew Warshauer at Connecticut’s Old State House for a dynamic lecture based on his groundbreaking new book, Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice & Survival. This free program is part of official kickoff activities for Connecticut’s commemoration of the Civil War's sesquicentennial.
On April 12, 1861, Confederate cannons opened fire on a small island in Charleston Harbor and changed the course of this nation forever. With the clearing of the smoke from around Fort Sumter, our nation began a bloody and lengthy war with itself. Back home in Connecticut, opinion was divided – and support for the war hardly unanimous. In his lecture, Professor Warshauer will explore Connecticut’s own unique Civil War story, drawing on the experiences of Connecticut people caught up in all sides of the conflict.
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