A Hard Road to Travel – From Connecticut to Gettysburg

This is the story of four friends who enlisted in the 17th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry.  They marched, tented, and fought together every day on the hard road from Connecticut to Gettysburg where on the fateful day of July 1, 1863 one of them would be killed, two wounded, and only one left standing.  Their story is based on their letters, primary and period source documents.

This is a print version of Carolyn’s program, illustrated with contemporary and period images, which was awarded a 2011 Connecticut League of History Organizations Award of Merit in June 2011. The program bibliography is available upon request.

About the author:

Carolyn Ivanoff is an assistant principal at Shelton Intermediate School in Shelton Connecticut. Carolyn graduated summa cum laude from Sacred Heart University with a B.S. in Business Administration and History.  She holds an M.A. in Education and a sixth-year degree in school administration.  In 2003, Carolyn was named Civil War Preservation Trust’s Civil War Preservationist Teacher of the Year.  Carolyn develops, authors, and presents a variety of educational and professional development programs for schools and organizations.  She is an educator committed to bringing history, social studies, and literacy programs beyond the classroom and into the community. In 2010 and 2011 the Connecticut League of History Organizations recognized the quality of educational programs with Awards of Merit.  Carolyn writes and speaks frequently on American history.

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