A concise reference covering the status of Connecticut’s militia just prior to the Civil War.
“ROSTER Of The CONNECTICUT MILITIA, December 6, 1855.” No publisher information. Glossy dark blue stock for wraps with the weak and worn title printed in gold lettering. 23 pages containing a list of the officers in the State Militia, beginning with the General and Divisional staff, then listing by Brigades, all the officers and principle members (there ranks and units), locations, dates of rank, etc.
A “Report of the Brigade Inspectors of the Conn. Militia for 1855″ makes brief summary of findings pertaining to each of the regiments for companies; covering condition of arms (one company still carried old worn out flintlock muskets), horse equipment, uniforms (many companies with old worn out uniforms, men not dresses alike, etc.).
The inspection of several brigade goes a bit into detail in describing the uniforms of the companies, as well as covering equipment, and music.
A very insightful reference of the status of Connecticut’s Militia just prior to the Civil War.
Condition overall is good with wear to cover wraps, some light stains, with most of the pages clean. A usable reference.
4.5 x 7.5”