Shelton Intermediate housemaster gives Civil War talk Sunday

Carolyn Ivanoff, a Civil War historian and housemaster at Shelton Intermediate School, will give a Civil War talk on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 2-4 p.m. at the Easton Public Library’s community room, 691 Morehouse Road, Easton.

Ivanoff will focus on the Wilson French family during her “One Family’s Civil War: Letters for Generations” presentation for the Historical Society of Easton. The event is open to the public.

She will discuss almost 600 letters by Capt. Wilson French of Company G, 17th Connecticut Volunteers, and his wife Martha Bouton French.

The correspondence provides an intimate look into their lives and how they lived through and survived these extraordinary years. French was wounded at Gettysburg, captured and paroled.

In 2003, Ivanoff was named Civil War Preservation Trust’s Teacher of the Year.

Contact the Easton Historical Society at or 203-261-2090.

Editor's note: The date is  incorrectly listed as being Saturday in Nov. 29 print edition. We regret the error.