Third Thursday: Michael Shay Presented Connecticut’s Yankee Division who fought in World War I at the Battle of Seicheprey.

Judge Shay talked about the Battle of Seicheprey in which the men of the 102nd Infantry, a National Guard Regiment, composed mostly of Connecticut men, distinguished themselves in an attack by a superior German force of more than five times their number. The 100th Anniversary of that fight on April 20, 2018. 
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Commemorating the 102nd Connecticut Infantry Battle of Seicheprey, April 20, 1918

“Remembering Seicheprey and the Boys from Connecticut’s 102nd Infantry” Early in the morning of 20 April 1918, 3,000 German storm troopers attacked the town of Seicheprey, engaging soldiers of the 102nd Regiment in the first major military action undertaken by American troops in World War I. 81 Connecticut soldiers were Killed in Action as the 102nd Regiment repulsed the Germa...
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Alan Crane Discusses the History of Connecticut’s Troops in World War One

(Hartford, CT)-  Alan Crane, President of the New England Great War Living History Association, gave a Third Thursday presentation about Connecticut’s 102nd Infantry Regiment at the Connecticut State Library. Crane explored the story of the 102nd from its birth at the Yale Bowl to its baptism at Seicheprey, triumph at St. Mihel, and its ultimate return to the Nutmeg State. &nb...
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Fall 2017 WWI Digitization Days

    (Hartford, CT)- Somewhere in France in 1918, a Yankee Division soldier named Frank Rivers, a 23-year old from New Haven, took shelter in a cave after a long march. He collapsed, exhausted, onto a bunk carved into the wall of the cave. As he lay there, he noticed a newspaper sticking out of a crevasse in the wall. He contemplated whether or not he had the strengt...
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Connecticut’s Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I, Thursday, April 6, 2017

(Hartford, CT)- The State of Connecticut marked the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I and remembered Connecticut’s contributions and experiences. The event was held at the Connecticut State Library on Thursday, April 6, 2017.  The commemoration took place at 11:00 AM in Memorial Hall at the State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06106. The public ...
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Digitization Day at Pequot Library

(Hartford, CT)- 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the United State’s entry into World War One. In an effort to help preserve this significant part of our history, the Pequot Library and the Fairfield Museum and History Center will be partnering with the Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One project to hold a Digitization Day. During the event, funded by a gran...
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Digitization Day at Cora J. Belden Library

For Immediate Release: March 7, 2017   Contact:    Christine Pittsley (860) 757-6517 Christine.pittsley@ct.gov  Robert Kinney (860) 757-6668  Robert.kinney@ct.gov                           Digitization Day at Cora J. Belden Library    (Hartford, CT)- 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the United States entry into  World War One. In an effort to help preserve...
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Digitization Day at the Windsor Historical Society

  (Hartford, CT)-The year 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the United State’s entry into World War One. In an effort to help preserve this significant part of our history, the Windsor Historical Society will be partnering with the Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One project to hold a Digitization Day and Preserving Your Family Treasure workshop. Durin...
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