Cannons will be sounding off outside the state Capitol on Tuesday to commemorate the Civil War's 150th anniversary.
Today is the anniversary of the day the bloody, four-year war opened with Confederate artillery firing on Fort Sumter in South Carolina on April 12, 1861.
Fort Sumter is holding a commemorate firing at 7 a.m. Shots will be fired by Connecticut's artillery at 8 a.m. in what organizers say is the only northern response.
More than 40 infantry re-enactors are taking part in the ceremony. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to deliver remarks before ordering the firing of 10 cannon on the Capitol's north lawn.