About the Author: Joe Duffy

Joe Duffy is a graduate of Fairfield U and holds a Master’s in history from Trinity College.  He taught history at East Catholic High in Manchester. Joe is author of HARTFORD’S CATHOLIC LEGACY–PARISHES, wrote for the Courant’s Northeast Magazine as well as for the Connecticut Historical Society and the Association for the Study of Connecticut […]

Connecticut at War: 1634 – 1781

Connecticut’s first military episode was the Pequot War of 1637.  The Pequots were a war-like, break-away band of Mohegan Indians originally from the Hudson Valley of New York. They had been in Connecticut since 1600 and feared an English threat to their territories. Between 1634 and the start of the war, they had killed traders […]