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Veteran City Guard of Hartford Collection

Identifier: MS-Veteran

Scope and Content

The Veteran City Guard Collection in the Hartford History Center includes scrapbooks, photograph albums, company orders, meeting minutes, ledgers, roll books, record books, reports, and trophies documenting the history of the organization from 1861 to 1916. Records from some years are lacking.


  • 1861-1946

Access Restrictions

The records are stored in a restricted area and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

Use Restrictions

See Hartford History Center’s Collection Use policy. Permission to publish from the Veteran City Guard of Hartford Collection must be obtained in writing from the Executive Director of the Hartford History Center, and a copy of the published work may be requested by the Hartford History Center. The Hartford History Center reserves the right to refuse permission to publish, etc. to those who have not complied with its policies. Use of the collections will normally not be permitted for the purpose of promotion of commercial products and services or political campaigns. Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library reserves the right to limit the number of photographic prints/captures and to restrict the use or reproduction of rare, fragile, or valuable objects. Some scrapbooks are in poor condition and will require special handling.

Historical Note

The Hartford City Guard was formed on January 8, 1861. The Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard was organized on November 26, 1867. All past and honorary members of the Hartford City Guard prior to July 5, 1865 were eligible for membership. Members took part in parades, receptions, dinners, and excursions, frequently in association with other semi-military groups. Every year they held a reunion and organized an impressive Memorial Day ceremony. During World War I, they raised a war fund and took part in numerous patriotic activities. At the group’s fiftieth reunion in 1917, they decided not to hold any additional reunions.


20 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Records, photographs, and artifacts relating to the Veteran City Guard of Hartford


The collection is arranged in numbered volumes and four boxes. Documents in Boxes 1 and 2 are filed alphabetically in folders, some according to sender, recipient, or company.

Physical Location

HHC Closed Stacks, Range 12

Processing Details

Collection was processed by Donald C. Eiler and Nancy Finlay.

EAD Finding Aid created by Kathy Foulke in January 2019.

Veteran City Guard of Hartford Collection
A Guide to the collection at the Hartford History Center
January 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Hartford History Center Repository

Hartford History Center
Hartford Public Library
500 Main St
Hartford CT 06103 USA