Papers & Other Material

A list of some newspapers available at the museum:

  • The Brookfield Journal - Current and years 1963 - 1973, 1975 - 1981 bound copies

  • Miscellaneous newspapers


Periodicals:

  • Preservation Magazine - The Magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • Rota. Gene Quarterly Journal of the International Fellowship of Rotarians in Genealogy and Heraldry

  • VFW


Vertical files:

  • Deeds

  • House information by street

  • Maps of Brookfield & Connecticut

  • Pamphlets, brochures, newspaper clippings on Brookfield, local and State information

  • Miscellaneous information


Magazines:

  • Life in Civil War America – National Parks Visitors’ Series

  • Chickamauga Yesterday

  • The Guerrilla War – Civil War Times Illustrated

  • American Heritage Civil War Chronology

  • The History of our Country Part 40 through Part 45 – A History as a Home Study Program

  • Civil War Times, Illustrated – Various issues


Twenty selected civil war maps prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce Coast and Geodetic Survey, reproduced from originals made by the U.S. Coast Survey 1861 to 1865:

  • Manassas Junction and Vicinity – 1862 – Prepared prior and used during the 2nd Battle of Bull Run.

  • Charleston Harbor – Prepared after the city was evacuated on February 17, 1865 to help clear the harbor of mines, etc.

  • South Carolina and Georgia Coast – 1861 – 1862

  • Virginia Peninsula – 1864 – Includes Petersburg and Richmond and was prepared in preparation for the “siege”.

  • City of Richmond – 1864 – The map was prepared prior to occupation.

  • Mississippi River – 1862 – Used by Admiral Farragut at New Orleans on April 25, 1862.

  • Fort Jackson – 1862 – Prepared after the fort was taken showing the damage resulting from the six-day bombardment.

  • Fort Hindman, Arkansas – 1863 – Prepared after the fort was taken.

  • Approaches to Vicksburg – 1863 – Prepared prior, during, and after Union ships passed by Confederate batteries on May 2, 1863.

  • Approach to Grand Gulf – 1864 – Used to help Union forces in their attempt to stop guerrilla parties raiding the area.

  • Battleground of Sabine Cross Roads and Pleasant Hill – 1864 – Shows the battle plans of the failed Union advance into Texas.

  • Chattanooga and its Approaches – 1863 – Prepared before, during, and after the November 23 – 25, 1863 battle

  • Battle Field of Chickamauga – 1864 – Prepared after the September 19 – 20, 1863 battle.

  • Approach to Atlanta from Chattanooga – 1864 – Prepared in Washington D.C. using intelligence data obtained during Sherman’s movement.

  • Plan of Final Attack on Fort Fisher – 1865 – Prepared prior to the attack made on January 15, 1865.

  • Reconnaissance of Wilmington River – 1864 – Prepared in the event that sea support was required by General Sherman during his “March to the Sea”.


Presentation material:

  • The Great Railroad War – Text, Powerpoint Presentation, & Slide Presentation

  • Music and Poetry of the Civil War – Text and Tape Recording of Music