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  1. Hi, just spreading the word about our upcoming Civil War exhibit. Details are as follows:

    The Cornwall Historical Society in Cornwall, Connecticut, has announced that its next exhibit, “Cornwall and the Civil War,” will run from June 28 through October 26, 2014. The exhibit will be open on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sundays and holiday Mondays, 1 to 4 p.m.

    Cornwall’s best known Civil War soldier, Major General John Sedgwick, will be featured in the exhibit. “Uncle John,” as he was affectionately known by his troops, was the highest ranking Union casualty of the war, felled by a sniper during the Battle of Spotsylvania on May 9, 1864. The Cornwall Historical Society is the repository of his letters, written to his sister and others, as well as his maps and military documents from the war. Many of these will be on view in the exhibit. A magnificent, jeweled and gilded sword presented to Sedgwick by the commissioned officers of the Second Division, Second Corps of the Army of the Potomac, currently in the collection of the Cornwall Historical Society, will be displayed alongside Sedgwick’s battle sword, which was given to the Connecticut Historical Society by his sister in 1865 and is being loaned to Cornwall for this exhibit. Sedgwick’s uniform and several other personal effects will also be on view.

    Additional highlights of the exhibit include William Cogswell, Connecticut’s first Native American to enlist in the war; Charles D. Blinn, Governor Buckingham’s “boy colonel;” the South Cornwall Ladies’ Aide Society, which raised funds and put together care packages for the troops; and personal mementos of the war, such as a fire-scorched beam from old flour mill at Cedar Creek, Virginia, destroyed by General Sheridan’s troops during the 1864 Valley Campaign.

    The exhibit and related programs are supported by grants from Connecticut Humanities, Mohawk Mountain Ski Area, National Iron Bank, and Torrington Savings Bank.

    The Cornwall Historical Society is located at 7 Pine Street in Cornwall, CT. Admission is free, although donations are welcome. For more information, visit http://www.CornwallHistoricalSociety.org or call (860) 672-0505.

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