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The War Through Their Eyes
The Day is running an occasional series marking the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.
August 7, 2011; Updated: 12:22 am
Before being freed, runaways were confiscated, used behind lines by Union troops.
July 21, 2011; Updated: 9:16 am
So sure was the North that the First Battle of Bull Run - 150 years ago today - would be a rout that The Daily Chronicle of New London reported, "A number of members of Congress and even ladies went to the neighborhood of Bull Run to witness the battle." Soon they were running for their lives.
July 4, 2011; Updated: 4:29 am
It was the 85th anniversary of the nation's Declaration of Independence, but when President Abraham Lincoln called the U.S. Congress into special session on that day it was not to celebrate.
May 29, 2011; Updated: 6:06 pm
At least 618,000 Americans died in the Civil War, more than have died in all the other wars this nation has fought combined. More - A southern general at rest in the North
May 29, 2011; Updated: 11:54 pm
New London - This Memorial Day, when veterans are honored with small American flags placed on their graves, there's one grave in Cedar Grove Cemetery that could be marked with a Confederate flag.
April 20, 2011; Updated: 11:30 am
Two of the first local young men to enlist after the shelling of Fort Sumter were Benjamin and William Perkins, descendants of the Shaws and residents of the Shaw mansion on Blinman Street in New London.
April 19, 2011; Updated: 11:36 am
While there were early reports of the shelling of Fort Sumter, S.C., in New London's newspapers, it wasn't until April 16, 1861, that The Daily Chronicle gave a full account "by telegraph" of the fort's bombardment, which signaled the beginning of the Civil War.
April 10, 2011; Updated: 11:37 am
New London resident Daniel Loosely had done battle with the Flathead and Chinook Indians. He had stood guard over Chief Leschi, the "head devil of them all." Sgt. Loosley, who was to become a captain in the Civil War, saw a lot of action and had the foresight to write it all down.