Author: bnelson

Who was Marsten E. Banks?

As I read down the list of names that are cast on the plaque that is affixed to the great boulder outside of Union Cemetery that pays homage to Easton’s World War I soldiers and sailors, my first question was, “Who was Marsten E. Banks?” And in what battle did the young man perish? The…

The Story of Private Lyon

What began as a suggestion by Easton resident Cheryl Norton that I do a post about an Easton Civil War POW, who is honored by the memorial headstone shown here, turned into a longer adventure of tracking down the tale of a young twenty-two year old volunteer who never made it back to Connecticut after…