Norwich and the Civil War

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When Lincoln issued a call for troops in 1861, Norwich sprang into action. In a meeting lasting two days, the town elected to offer cash awards for volunteers, as well as financial support for their families. The city's women immediately began sewing uniforms for the volunteer soldiers, while mill owners and other wealthy locals donated funds to the war effort. Norwich's Dan Tyler was named head of the Connecticut regiment and led his troops into battle at Bull Run. The town's senator, Lafayette Foster, became acting vice president of the United States after Lincoln's assassination. Author Tricia Staley uncovers stories of valor and sacrifice on the homefront and the battlefield.
ISBN: 9781626199927
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Series: Civil War
Images: 45
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Tricia Staley is a director of the Norwich Friends of Slater Museum and a member of the Norwich Historical Society, Guns of Norwich, Connecticut Society of Genealogists and Mystic Seaport Museum. Learn more on Facebook at Tricia Staley's Norwich History.
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