Civil War Veterans


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most of Warren’s Civil War veterans served in the Second Connecticut Heavy Artillery. Known as the Litchfield Regiment it assembled in September 1862 and trained at Camp Dutton in Litchfield. Minor Strong enlisted in August of that year with his cousin, Homer Curtiss . He eventually achieved the rank of sergeant.
After his military service he ran the clover mill in the Lake District and raised a family with his wife, Lucy Curtiss.
He died in February of 1922 and his buried in New Warren Cemetery.

Holiday on the Hill

Saturday, December 1 the Warren Historical Society will be in the Community Room of the Warren Public Library.
On display will be holiday items from the Historical Society’s and private collections including antique toys and Christmas stories from long ago.
While younger Warrenites are creating their letters to Santa, have a sip of Smoking Bishop or dip into our Wassail bowl. Add to our collaborative sculpture or play Blockhead, a game created by master woodworker Larry Hendricks. Don’t let the kids have all the fun!

1918 – 2018 The Hundredth Anniversary of the End of World War I


In 1918 when Warren’s population numbered fewer than 350 more than 30 young men were either drafted or enlisted to serve in the war that was supposed to end all wars.
Howard Chappuis, just 23, the son of John  and Lillian, signed up in New Milford on August 25, 1918 and, despite a previous injury that rendered him unfit for combat, served in base hospitals until his discharge as a corporal on July 17, 1919.

The Old Burying Ground


The Old Warren Cemetery located north of the intersection of Kent and Cornwall Roads is one of Warren’s historic landmarks.  A gift from the first minister of the Warren Church, Sylvanus Osborn, the earliest burial was in 1755. In 1934 under a project of the Works Project Administration the standing monuments were transcribed. Findagrave.com, a web-based program, has photographs of about 45% of the monuments. There is no map of the interments, however, and there are over 900 of them. The goal of the Warren Historical Society is to create a map of the interments and to make sure that every monument has been photographed. In the next weeks we’re going to bring some tales from the Old Burying Ground, stories that the stones can tell about early Warren residents. Stay tuned. You might be surprised.