Veterans – sources at the Connecticut State Library The Connecticut State Library may be closed on Veteran’s Day – but our online resources are not!
Here is just a small sampling of online resources for researching Connecticut Veterans.
- Connecticut Veterans Commemorative Booklets – Souvenir booklets issued to Connecticut servicemen being discharged from the armed forces at the conclusion of World War II.
- Civil War Service Records – This page describes many of our resources and links to online sources too.
- The Life & Times of William Webb: An African-American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut – Times of William Webb is an on-line exhibit documenting the Civil War experience of Private William Webb, a soldier in the 29th Regiment of Connecticut Colored Troops. Included in this exhibit are digital images of documents, photographs, and materials in the Connecticut State Library’s collections pertaining to Private Webb and the 29th.
- Kevin Johnson’s Page and Blog on William Webb – A talented storyteller, Kevin Johnson embodies the character of William Webb, an African-American member of CT’s 29th during the Civil War.
- Chauncey Hosford War of 1812 Papers – During the War of 1812, Chauncey Hosford (1784-1855) enlisted as a first lieutenant in Capt. Elizur Warner’s Company of the United States Infantry Thirty-seventh Regiment on April 30, 1813.
- Bradley Field World War II Activities, 1942-1945 – Views of military life and training at the air base, the Sixth War Loan drive, redeployment, officers and medal presentations to families of servicemen.
- Connecticut residents can access Ancestry.com: CT State Library Collections, which includes military information.
There is SO MUCH MORE in our print collection and our online subscription databases – so come in and explore when we are open!
- The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center from the Library of Congress.
- Internet Archive
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