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arcticap
January 11, 2011, 11:52 AM
The Connecticut State Library presents:

The Life and Times of William Webb:
An African American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut

Here's a short pictorial history based on records at the CT State Library. Go to the page below and then click on "Enter on line exhibit here". Then keep clicking "next" at the bottom of each page to continue.

http://www.cslib.org/wmwebb/index.htm

A state library employee named Kevin Johnson presents a reenactment of Private William Webb at schools throughout the state. The brief Youtube video below shows some excerpts of his portrayal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIx0AAwxOrk&feature=player_embedded

See Webb's actual signature on his enlistment paper:

http://wmwebb.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/enlistment1.jpg

Hardcase
January 11, 2011, 12:48 PM
What a great historical treasure! Thanks for finding it and sharing it with us.

4V50 Gary
January 11, 2011, 09:13 PM
What a great find arcticap. Thank you!

madcratebuilder
January 12, 2011, 09:20 AM
great read, thanks.