Born in New York, Robert Ogden Tyler moved to Hartford when he was seven years old. As a teenager, the state of Connecticut appointed him to the United States Military…

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Joseph Twichell graduated from Yale University in 1859. He moved to New York to attend Union Theological Seminary. Before being ordained, the Civil War broke out. Twichell felt a calling…

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Henry P. Stearns received undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale before studying at the celebrated medical school in Edinburgh, Scotland. He served as house surgeon at the Royal Infirmary in…

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A native of Hartford, John S. Jameson was a talented musician and artist. Organist The son of an organist and singer, Jameson studied with several New York City music teachers.…

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The Hartford Courant A graduate of Hamilton College, Joseph Hawley practiced law in Hartford. He later worked in the newspaper business, eventually purchasing the Hartford Courant, which he co-edited with…

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Harriet Foote met Joseph Hawley in the spring of 1854. They married the following year. The Civil War Joseph, Hartford’s first Civil War volunteer, enlisted shortly after the April 1861…

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Henry Green was born in Virginia in the early 1830s. Having spent his life as a slave, he was either freed or escaped in the early 1860s after the commencement of…

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Emily Parmely Collins was born in South Bristol, New York. She was an industrious reader of history and poetry. In her teens she became a school teacher. She was very…

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Henry Ward Camp was born in Hartford. After graduating with high honors from Yale in 1860, he studied law with John Hooker. The Civil War Camp enlisted in the Hartford…

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