June 9, 2015 The 17th Connecticut


Organized in southwestern Connecticut in the summer of 1862, the Seventeenth had fought in one battle – a disastrous initiation at Chancellorsville – prior to Gettysburg. The regiment arrived on the field on the afternoon of July 1st with high morale, solid leadership, and a desire for redemption. Within thirty-six hours, the Seventeenth had fought two engagements and lost nearly two hundred men; in the process establishing a reputation as a tough and steadfast unit. Spend an evening learning about this keen band of New England patriots, on the ground where they fought. Please note this is a ‘caravan’ tour: after leaving Blocher’s Knoll, expect to drive to other tour stops.