Color Guard/Living History Unit
of the General Oliver Wolcott, Sr. Branch #10 – CTSSAR
Established October 2000 to act as the Educational Outreach of the Branch, the Color Guard portrays the Sixth Brigade of Connecticut Militia during the years 1776 through 1783.
The Branch’s namesake, Oliver Wolcott of Litchfield, Colonel of the 17th Regiment of Connecticut Militia 1775-1776; appointed Brigadier-General August 12, 1776, assumed command of 14 Connecticut Militia Regiments to serve at New York, the regiments included the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 22nd and 23rd Regiments of Connecticut Militia; December, 1776, Appointed Brigadier-General of the Sixth Brigade of Connecticut Militia, consisting of the 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 24th, and 26th Regiments of Connecticut Militia; September-October 1777, marched with 300 volunteers to reinforce General Gates in the Burgoyne Campaign; May 1779, appointed Major-General; active during Tryon’s raid in July 1779; served through the war; Member of the Continental Congress in 1776 and 1780; Governor of Connecticut 1796.
Membership in the Color Guard is open to any member of the Governor Oliver Wolcott, Sr. Branch in good standing.
General Wolcott’s Sixth Brigade participates in:
- Living History Events
- Educational School Programs
- Historical/Patriotic Ceremonies and Commemorations
- SAR/DAR/CAR Events
Active in the Torrington Area of Connecticut
General Wolcott’s Sixth Brigade (S.A.R.)
A Detachment of the Connecticut Line CTSSAR