Category: Biographies

Stories about the soldiers of the 17th

Elias Howe, Jr. and the 17th

A few months ago I received an email from Rob André Stevens with some material for the site related to Elias Howe, Jr. An excerpt of the email follows: “I also find it odd that your site doesn’t even show…

The Gilmore Medal and the 17th CVI

After spending a comfortable Sunday afternoon perusing the various auction sites for 17th CVI-related artifacts I came across a couple of letters written by Rufus Tilbe up for auction. Tilbe was a member of Company E, having enlisted at the…

Save the date!

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Carolyn Ivanoff (a long time contributor and friend to this site) will be presenting her program “One Family’s Civil War –  the military career of Capt. Wilson French, CT 17th Volunteers, and his wife Martha Bouton…

Roster changes…for the better

For the regular visitors to the site (and thanks for coming by again and again!) there are some updates on the roster pages. I’ve been hitting the old Connecticut Catalog of Volunteers to add extra information to the rosters – namely…

A Railroading Man from the 17th

Not only do I spend time studying the 17th CVI but I also like railroad history (coming from a railroading family back in the day). I found this short autobiography by Charles S. Mallett in a 1920 volume of the…