Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Welcome Home

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

One of the many festivities re-enacted during this weekend at the Seaport was a the triumphant return of  our Union troops. Having arrived from battle on the historic steamboat, Sabino, the troops were welcomed by the ladies, dressed in their finest, as well as the local political leaders.  They paraded around the town green and were officially welcomed home by rousing speeches by President Abraham Lincoln, the governor  of Connecticut, William A. Buckingham, and Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles, who also was from Connecticut.   


  1. Except for those guys in shorts, I'd say you traveled back to 1965. Your pictures show it as a fun event.

  2. I'm sure you mean 1865! ;) However sometimes I feel that 1965 was just about as long ago.......