Town Clerk – Military Veteran’s Discharge Information:
Veteran’s discharge records (DD214) may be filed at no charge in the Town Clerk’s Office
Anyone who wants to claim an exemption from local property tax for service during periods of war may apply to the Assessor’s office for an exemption. The original discharge papers (DD214) are filmed and filed in the Town Clerk’s Office.
Any town resident who served in the military during a non-war period may wish to file their discharge records with the Town Clerk’s Office for safekeeping.
Union was the last town to be settled east of the Connecticut River, largely because of its rough terrain and poor soil. In 1633, John Oldham, an adventurer from Massachusetts, obtained specimens of black lead or graphite from the Indians. During the Revolutionary War Governor Trumbull tapped this valuable resource for use at cannon foundries. On July 1, 1720 the General Assembly sold 12,500 acres to 12 proprietors for 307 pounds, comprising the area that is now Union.