Raised in the autumn of 1862 for nine months' service, the 27th Connecticut experiences a lot of war during its brief existence. Over 800 men mustered in at New Haven in October; by July 1st of the following year, just seventy-five remained in the ranks. The next day, the 27th entered the maelstrom of the Wheatfield, where over half of the tiny contingent would become casualties. Barely two weeks later, the handful of survivors left the Army of the Potomac and returned to the Nutmeg State, their term of service over. Spend an evening learning the short and tragic history of this earnest, and largely forgotten, regiment of New England patriots. We will meet at the Father Corby Monument on South Hancock Avenue and the tour will involve about two miles round-trip walking.