I am guilty of forgetting that the Union was not a big swath of blue: There were a number of dissenters to the war not named Greeley or Vallandigham. Turns out, a great many of them lived in Connecticut.
…when people think of the Civil War, very few people think of Connecticut right away. When people think of history and Connecticut they usually think of America’s Revolution and the Colonial Period.
“But Connecticut actually has a very deep Civil War history,” Mr. Warshauer said, and it wasn’t completely pro-Union or completely Abolitionist in sentiment.
“There was a lot of disagreement in Connecticut over the question of Southern secession,” he said. “We were not primarily an Abolitionist state. In fact, we were probably the most anti-Abolitionist state of all the New England states.”