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Old January 11, 2011, 11:52 AM   #1
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An African American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut

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.

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:

See Webb's actual signature on his enlistment paper:

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Old January 11, 2011, 12:48 PM   #2
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What a great historical treasure! Thanks for finding it and sharing it with us.
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What a great find arcticap. Thank you!
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