Yantic Cemetery:
Contact Dave Oat at or Melodye Whatley at
Colonial Burial Ground:
Dave Oat:

Civil War Information:
Civil War Roundtable
Contact Vic Butsch at
Author, Tricia Staley at


Gun Manufacturing Information:
The Guns of Norwich Historical Society
Richard R. Russ – Email: 


Benedict Arnold – Contact Regan Miner at

African American History – Contact Dale Plummer at

Click Here for a Heritage Map of Norwich


REFERENCE BOOKS (Most available at the Otis Library):

Early Norwich History- 17th-18th Century

Caulkins, Frances Manwaring. History of Norwich Connecticut From its Possession by the Indians, To the Year 1866. Norwich, Connecticut: John Trumbul l Press, 1989.

Knight, Sarah. The Private Journal of a Journey from Boston to New York in the Year 1704. Albany: Frank A. Little, 1865.

Lacey, Barbara E. Women in the Era of the American Revolution: The Case of Norwich, Connecticut. The New England Quarterly 53 (1980): 527-

Klos, Stanley. President Who? – Forgotten Founders. Carnegie, PA:, 2004.

Nafie, Joan. To the Beat of a Drum: A History of Norwich, Connecticut During the American Revolution. Norwich, Connecticut: Thames Printing Co., Inc, 1975.

Oberg, Leroy Michael. Uncas: First of the Mohegans. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press,2003.

Perkins, Mary Elizabeth. Old Houses of the Antient Town of Norwich 1660-1800. Norwich,Connecticut: Press of the Bulletin Co, 1895.

The Society of the Founders of Norwich. Norwich Historic Homes and Families. Stonington, Connecticut: Pequot Press, 1967.

Historic Images of Norwich

Plummer, Dale. Norwich. Portsmouth, NH: Arcadia, 2003.

Shannon, Oat, Beit, Furrey, and Plummer. Norwich. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2009.

General History

Stanley, Bill. The 9 Mile Square. Norwich, Connecticut: The Norwich Historical Society, 2005.

Benedict Arnold

Martin, James Kirby. Benedict Arnold Revolutionary Hero An American Warrior Reconsidered. New York, New York: New York University Press, 1997.

Randall, Willard Sterne. Benedict Arnold Patriot and Traitor. New York, New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1990.

*Note: Otis Library has a section on Benedict Arnold in their Local History and Genealogy Room.

Norwich in the 19th Century/ Civil War/Industrial Age

Hodges, Graham Russell Gao. David Ruggles: A Radical Black Abolitionist and the Underground Railroad in New York City. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

Lathrop, Arthur Lester. Victorian Norwich, Connecticut. HigginsonBook Co; First Edition, 1999.

Staley, Patricia F. Norwich and the Civil War. Charleston, South Carolina: History Press, 2015.

Staley, Patricia F. Norwich in the Gilded Age: The Rose City’s Millionaires’Triangle. Charleston, South Carolina: History Press, 2014.

Whatley, Melodye A. Stories from Yantic Cemetery. Hanover, Connecticut: New London Librarium, 2015.

Norwich Lore

Connecticut Lore: Strange, Off-Kilter, & Full of Surprises By: Zachary Lamothe

More Connecticut Lore: Guidebook to 82 Strange Locations By: Zachary Lamothe


A Journey to the Gallows By: Thomas Coletti and Victor Butsch

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