Colonel William Burr Wooster

William Burr Wooster

Born:  1821, Oxford, CT
Died:  1900, Ansonia, CT
Pre-War Profession:  Graduated Yale College 1846, admitted to practice law, member of the Connecticut Legislature 1860-1862.
War Service:  August 1862 Lt. Col. 20th Connecticut Vol. Infy. At Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Lookout Mountain; March 1864 promoted to Col. 29th Conn. Vol. Infy, Colored Troops, served in the Carolinas and Richmond-Petersburg siege.
Post War Career: Attorney in private practice.

James S. Connery

James S. (Jim) Connery, a resident of Shelton, CT, is a member of the Housatonic Civil War Roundtable and a recent addition to the Confederation of Union Generals.  In addition to his work as a CPA for the last forty years, Jim also has been serving as a Licensed Battlefield Guide in the Gettysburg National Military Park for the last ten years.  He currently holds the positions of Secretary/Treasurer of the Wooster-Russell Camp #22 and Junior Vice Commander of the Department of Connecticut, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.  Additionally, he is chairing a non-profit corporation whose mission is to create a Civil War monument in Shelton.

With this love of history which has blossomed in the last twenty years, Jim makes himself available for speaking engagements, either as a battlefield guide or as Col. Wooster, to civic groups, roundtables, reenactments or other history related events.  Should your group be interested in an appearance, he can be reached at

James S. Connery

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