Connecticut Fights the Civil War: How a Little State Won a Big War
What was Connecticut’s role in the Civil War? We had no battles,
our population wasn’t nearly as big as many other Northern States,
and we certainly weren’t the harbingers of abolitionism. Yet little
Connecticut played an oversized role in the war. Industrially, we were
well ahead of other states and provided huge amounts of war materials.
Politically, with its early March elections, Connecticut was a bell weather
for how the North might vote. In the Spring of 1861, all eyes were on
our New England home.
Join Dr. Matt Warshauer, professor of History at Central Connecticut State University,
as he explores the nuances of Civil War Connecticut.
Please register by going to the Torrington Historical Society’s Eventbrite page or by clicking the link below