Civil War will come to life at historical society program

The Plainville Historical Society is excited to announce its first program of the year. On Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., Kevin Johnson from the State Library's History and Genealogy Unit will portray William Webb, an African-American Civil War soldier from Connecticut. A native of Hartford, Webb served in the 29th (Colored) Regiment of Connecticut Volunteer Infantry.

Johnson's presentation is told from an exciting first-person perspective that illustrates the struggle of African-Americans serving in the infantry. He tells of Webb's early life, recruitment and training, and the traumatic final battles of the Civil War.

The presentation is based on extensive research using collections at the State Library and Museum of Connecticut History.

The event will take place in the second-floor meeting room at the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St. Elevator access is available. Seating is limited, so if you’d like to attend, send an email to Include your name, phone number and the number of people in your party.

Attendees are asked to wear a mask at all times.

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