Memorial Day observances began on Thursday, when the 14th Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers Co. G and the local Sons of Union Veterans combined forces to decorate the Civil War graves in Grove Hill Cemetery in Rockville and conduct a service at the grave of Col. Thomas Francis Burpee.
The regiment was involved in 34 major battles and skirmishes and there is a display noting it on a wall at the New England Cvil War Museum at the Vernon Town Hall.
The battles include Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, The Wilderness, Spottsylvania and Cold Harbor.
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