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A Hard Road to Travel from Connecticut to Gettysburg 1863

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Join the Historical Society of Easton and their guest lecturer, Carolyn Ivanoff, a Civil War historian and an Assistant Principal at Shelton Intermediate School, who will relay the story of four good friends who enlisted in the 17th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Company D. on Saturday, March 16th at the Easton Public Library Community Room 691 Morehouse Road, Easton from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Together they marched, tented, survived the elements and disease and fought every day on the hard road to Gettysburg where on that fateful day of July 1, 1863 one of them would be killed, two wounded and only one left standing.


Follow their stories guided by Carolyn Ivanoff using their letters, primary and period source documents; she has created an insightful story of friendship and hardship. 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. In 2003, Carolyn was named Civil War Preservation Trust’s Teacher of the Year. She is deeply committed to developing historical programs which bring history to communities for all ages to enjoy.


For further information email the Historical Society of Easton at hseastonct@gmail.com or call 203-261-2090. Website: http://historicalsocietyofeastonct.org/. The lecture is free but donations are always appreciated.

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