The Friends of Fort Trumbull present The Common Soldier in the Civil War
Everyone in school has studied about the Generals in the Civil War-Grant, Sherman and Lee; however, few people have learned about the true experiences of the common soldier. Attorney and Civil War enthusiast Fred Vollono, on June 28, 2012 at the Fort Trumbull Conference Center at 7 p.m., will focus upon the hardships, living conditions, and experiences of the common soldier. Mr. Vollono, who dresses the part for his presentation, will share artifacts from his personal Civil War collection including uniforms, weapons, and equipment.
Accompanied by poignant period music, Mr. Vollono will discuss the recruitment, training, camp life, rations, and weaponry of these stalwart men.
Mr. Vollono, who is active in community affairs in Essex, joined the law firm of Kenny, Brimmer & Mahoney in 2008. Before he attended law school, Mr. Vollono was a trooper with the Connecticut State Police, working in patrol, investigative and public information areas. His special interest in the Civil War led him to develop this compelling program on the common soldier of that era.
The program is open to the public and new members are always welco