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The Civil War Letters of Abner C. Smith

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CT United States

Corporal Abner C. Smith of East Haddam served in Company C, 20th Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers from 1862 to 1865 with many other Middlesex County citizens. During his service, he wrote over one hundred letters to his wife and children. Author Claire Smith will speak about how these letters depict a loyal soldier who marches from battle to battle, while at the same time trying with all his might to support his wife and guide his four children through the written word. Claire’s presentation will cover both the military life of Abner and the experiences of his family at home during the war.

Claire Smith is the author of three books: The Unsolved Mystery of Jane Anthony; Georgiana, Like So Many; and The Civil War Letters of Abner C. Smith. Her website is


June 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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