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Remembering Connecticut Civil War Veterans

November 11, 2013

I just finished reading “Connecticut Yankees at Antietam” by John Banks (you can follow his Connecticut-focused Civil War blog here).  He traces the history of a number of Connecticut residents who participated in the Battle of Antietam.  One of the stories he tells is of the Private William Porter, of the 16th Connecticut.  He fought and died at Antietam, and was buried in Green Cemetery in Glastonbury, CT. He is buried next to his brother John, who was also at Antietam and was to die just over two years later during the war.

Since the cemetery is nearby, I paid a visit this weekend. The weather didn’t cooperate at all – it went from being a beautiful, sunny Fall day to overcast, windy, cold and drizzling.  I made the best of it but only got a few shots before the rain and wind deterred me.

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William Porter’s gravestone

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John Porter’s gravestone

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Gravestone of Frederick Hubbard, who died from wounds at the Battle of Cedar Creek

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Gravestone of George Wrisley, with a reference to his nephew Edward H. Risley, who died in Andersonville Prison. Edward’s stone is next to this one.

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Civil War memorial statue outside the cemetery, with the inscription on the bottom.

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One Comment
  1. Julie permalink

    I’m sure having read about this soldier made the experience of visiting the cemetery more meaningful. Your images are really well done. I wonder what Edward Risley’s story is. Seems somewhat unusual to mention having the mention of prison engraved on the tombstone.

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