At Reunion of Seventeenth
Greenwich News. 1910
Isaac L. Mead, a past commander of Lombard Post, was one of the speakers at the re-union of the Seventeenth Connecticut veterans at New Canaan Saturday. The reunion was marked by some very interesting accounts of Stonewall Jackson and his battles by Benjamin Rough, a colored man who served in the famous Confederate general's regiment up to the time General Jackson was killed in battle on May 2, 1863.
A street parade behind the Port Chester cornet band and a banquet at the hall in the Raymond Building helped to make the day an eventful one to the old soldiers. New Canaan's hospitality pleased all.