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June 9, 2022
6:30 PM
Library Community Center
61 Goodspeed Drive
Westbrook, CT 06498
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The Life and Times of William Webb

Thursday, June 9, 2022

The Historical Society presents Kevin Johnson as William Webb, an African-American Civil War soldier from Connecticut.  Private Webb was an actual soldier, a native of Hartford.  He was recruited in 1863 and served in the Twenty-Ninth (Colored) Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry in several battles in Virginia.  Johnson's presentation of Webb is told from an emotional and exciting first-person perspective that vividly illustrates the struggle of  African-Americans in the Colored Infantry during the Civil War.

Kevin Johnson is an employee of the State Library's History and Genealogy Unit. He has been presenting William Webb for more than ten years and has given more than 400 presentations.

No registration required. Free and open to the public. 

6:30 P.M. - Community Room of the library (61 Goodspeed Dr., Westbrook). 

William Webb - Civil War Soldier

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