A box of papers opens a window on the Civil War

At the South Canaan Meeting House, Civil War expert Peter Vermilyea spoke about Project 29 and what it has taught historians about African American soldiers in the war. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

FALLS VILLAGE — Peter Vermilyea, the chairman of the social studies department at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, spoke about the African American soldiers who fought in the Civil War in the 29th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment at the final Tuesdays at Seven talk at the South Canaan Meeting House, on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

The series is sponsored by the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society.

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