On March 7, 1861 Gideon Welles was officially appointed into…Read
Cornelius Scranton Bushnell was a 19th-century Connecticut businessman and shipbuilder…Read
“He was a man of no decorations; … but he understood his duty and he did it efficiently, continually and unwaveringly,” said a contemporary of this Glastonbury-born leader.Read
This 950-ton, steam-propelled gunboat took fire from critics and Confederates during the Civil War.Read
Earning the trust of Abraham Lincoln, despite reservations from many in Lincoln’s cabinet, Gideon Welles navigated the Union navy through the Civil War. He did this largely through expanding the navy and investing in new technology, such as ironclad ships.Read
From makers of gun boats to bakers of ship biscuits, companies across the Nutmeg state helped keep the Union navy afloat while sea-savvy leaders and sailors from the state kept it in fighting form.Read
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