The Life and Times of William Webb, an African-American Civil War Soldier from CT

Category: KidsCategory: TeensCategory: Speakers & Lecture Series
Location: Adrian Lamb Room

The New Canaan Library presents Kevin Johnson as Willam Webb, and African-American Civil War soldier from Connecticut on Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 PM in the Lamb Room.

Private Webb was an actual soldier and a native of Hartford, CT.  He was recruited in 1863 to serve in the Twenty-Ninth (Colored) Regiment, Connecticul Volunteer Infrantry and served in several battles in Virginia.  Johnson's presentation of Webb is told from an emotional and exciting first-person perspective that vividly illustrates the struggle of African-Americans in the Colored Infantry during the Civil War.  He tells of Webb's early life in Hartford, his recruitment and training, and the traumatic final battles of the Civil War.  Ther presentation is based on extensive research in the collections of the Connecticut State Library and the Museum of Connecticut History in Hartford.

Kevin Johnson is an employee of the State Library's History and Genealogy Unit.  He has been presenting Private William Webb for more that 12 years and has given more that 500 presentations in schools and other venues around the state.

Snow Date for this event is March 18 at 6:30 PM

Please register online for this event.   Call 203-594-5002 for more information.