“Forward the 9th” was the message of a Civil War recruiting poster used to enlist Connecticut’s Irish immigrants.
The contributions of those volunteers to the Union effort will be remembered by Cheshire Historian Robert Larkin at the March 17 gathering of the Milford Historical Society. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church on the Green, 168 Broad St. This will be the annual joint meeting with the Orange Historical Society. The public is invited.