Civil War discussion on tap September 21

Connecticut’s role in the Civil War is the topic of the Sept. 21 meeting of the Milford Historical Society at the Mary Taylor Memorial Methodist Church on the Green, 168 Broad Street. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.

The speaker will be Hamish Lutris, an associate professor of history at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport. Lutris, formerly known as David Koch, has spoken many times at the Milford Library, and his last talk at the society was on Connecticut Indians.

He will tell how Connecticut provided a greater percentage of its citizens as Union manpower than any other state, and tell how they served in every theater of operations in the war. In addition, Connecticut was the arsenal of the Union, with factories producing uniforms, guns, and equipment that made the Union armies the best-equipped in human history up to that time.

Lutris has worked at many historical sites, leading hiking and presenting lectures on Native American History, the Civil War, Scientific History, Social and Cultural History, World War I, World War II, and the American West.

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