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William Smith writes to his wife about the regiment's recent combat experience, serving in a noncombat role, and the prospect of a draft.

Cornelius Gold writes to his mother of moving his office on shore, finding a place to live and work, and life in Mobile following the war.

William Reynolds writes to his friend James McCracken about the progress of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, the superiority of Philip Sheridan, and the signs that the war is coming to an end.

Charles McCracken writes to his brother William about the end stages of the war, the prospects for reconciliation, and Northern recalcitrance.

Cornelius Gold writes to his mother about skirmishes in the siege of Petersburg, coming under fire, and casualties suffered in his regiment.

Lucy Curtiss writes to her brother Homer of her anxiety of not hearing from him between the fall of Petersburg and the fall of Richmond and of the death of Abraham Lincoln and the desire for revenge against the South.

Homer Curtiss writes to his family about his reading habits and those of the other soldiers, officers, new recruits, encouraging others home in Warren, Conn. to enlist, and the young drummer boys in camp.

Homer Curtiss writes to his family about the experience of guard duty and going off base to visit Alexandria and Washington, D.C.

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Home of Anna Hempstead Branch, Mary Branch and other notable figures. The oldest part, built by Robert Hempstead circa 1643. One of the oldest houses in New England. Used as a fort in the Seven Years War.

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Photographs of Anna Hempstead Branch and others (unknown)
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