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The Stories of Four Connecticut Civil War Soldiers

A lecture will be held at the Easton Library next month.

Four close friends from Connecticut marched down to Gettysburg, but only three returned.

To hear the story of these men, the Historical Society of Easton is sponsoring a lecture by Carolyn Ivanoff, a Civil War historian who is an assistant principal at Shelton Intermediate School. The lecture will take place on Saturday, March 16 at the Easton Public Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The four men enlisted in the 17th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Company D and "they marched, tented, survived the elements and disease and fought every day on the hard road to Gettysburg" where "one of them would be killed, two wounded and only one left standing," according to a press release sent by Emlyn Duemmler.

Ivanoff will follow their stories with letters, primary documents, period-sourced documents and more.

"She has created an insightful story of friendship and hardship," Duemmler said. "The program is illustrated with contemporary and period images and was awarded a 2011 CT League of History Organizations Award of Merit in June 2011."

For more information, visit the Historical Society of Easton on the web. The lecture is free, but donations are always appreciated.

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