Civil War: Connecticut Arms the Union

By Dean E. Nelson (c) Connecticut Explored Inc. Spring 2011 A year into the Civil War, the U.S. War Department’s “Commission on Ordnance and Ordnance Stores” reported to Congress on the state of the nation’s confused armament contracts involving tens of millions of federal dollars. The goal was to impose order on the frenzied rush … Continue reading Civil War: Connecticut Arms the Union