The Naugatuck Historical Society Museum presents The Story of Civil War 29th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (Colored)
Speaker: Dr. Charles (Ben) Hawley
March 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

From the beginning of the Civil War there were many who advocated allowing African Americans to fight.  Controversy ensued, as much in Connecticut, as anywhere in the nation.  Join Ben Hawley for a discussion of the creation of the 29th Connecticut, and how Governor William Buckingham bravely stood up against those within the state who opposed a black regiment.  Learn how the 29th Connecticut was formed in New Haven, the appointment of only white officers, and the men’s parade march from the Green to the waterfront, where they boarded the ship Warrior to travel south.  Hawley will discuss briefly the 29th’s battle experiences and some of the soldiers who stood out as well as two men from Naugatuck who served with the 29th .

Admission: $5.00 – non-members $3.00 Members
195 Water Street, Naugatuck
Call for information: 203-729-9039