22nd MVI Helps Restore Fort Trumbull

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Posted by webguy on Tuesday 10 April 2012

22nd MVI Helps Restore Fort Trumbull

On Saturday March 31, elements of the 22nd Massachusetts joined with the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery and a group of Coast Guard cadets in a project led by fellow progressive unit the 14th Connecticut, Co. F to help clean up and restore Fort Trumbull in New London Connecticut. As part of the Civil War Trust 'Parks Day', the collected group cleaned and prepared some of the fort's rooms, and prepared and painted the casemates; all in anticipation of the visit by the tall ships this coming summer. According to Park Supervisor Lincoln, the work done by the volunteers in one day saved three weeks of labor by his small maintenance crew of two men, freeing them up for other projects at the three separate facilities they administer. 14th CVI President Irving Moy wished to extend his thanks to the 22nd MVI for supporting this project, and expressed his hope that we might continue to join with them in future ventures. The 22nd MVI was represented by First Sergeant Brad Kendall, Privates James and Jeff Lawrence, and civilians Jen Eastman-Lawrence and Sarah Lawrence. (Press clipping about the project here. Photo of Irving Moy courtesy of Tim Cook/The Day.) --- UPCOMING 22nd MVI EVENT The next official 22nd Massachusetts event is a living history at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts. The event is free and open to the public. Come see us there!


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