Posts tagged ‘Civil War’

February 6th, 2013

Courtney Chides Spielberg Over Slavery Slander

by Christopher O'Brien

By Mark Pazniokas | CT Mirror

Like many Connecticut moviegoers, at least those who are politically minded, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, was surprised to see two members of the state’s House delegation depicted as voting to uphold slavery in Steven Spielberg’s well-received movie, “Lincoln.”

“I could not believe my own eyes and ears,” Courtney wrote in a letter to Spielberg. “How could Congressmen from Connecticut — a state that supported President Lincoln and lost thousands of her sons fighting against slavery on the Union side of the Civil War-have been on the wrong side of history?”

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May 27th, 2011

War Encampment Memorializes Bristol’s Fallen

by LonSeidman

One hundred and fifty years after the beginning of the Civil War, Bristol intends to erect a monument along Memorial Drive honoring its 54 soldiers who died during four year struggle. To bring people back in time, a war encampment of Union and Confederate troops will line Memorial Boulevard from 8a – 3 pm Saturday. The public is invited to see a variety of other military displays as well. Bugle renditions and performances by the 94 Army Band will be played throughout the day.

Read more about the memorial and what happened to the former memorial at the Bristol Press.

Additional Source: Hartford Courant