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Charles Niehaus’ portrait roundel of Joel Barlow is on the extreme left among the projecting portrait heads above the East entrance to the State Capitol.

Poet and Hartford wit, Joel Barlow (Redding, 1754-1812) was Connecticut’s leading intellectual in the late 18th century. He served as a chaplain to the Third Massachusetts Brigade in the Revolution.


  • Carla J. Mulford. "Barlow, Joel"; American National Biography Online Feb. 2000. Access Date: Sun Jun 04 2017 15:46:40 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) :