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*DIGITAL* The Black Presence at the Battle of Bennington

February 24
6:00 pm

Springfield Town Library
Image of painting of black soldier on horseback.

Most Vermonters might be surprised that among the 30 men killed at the Battle of Bennington was a Black man, Sipp Ives, a member of Seth Warner’s Continental regiment of Green Mountain Boys. And Ives was not the only patriot of African descent who played a role in the fighting and its aftermath.

In this illustrated talk, teacher and author Phil Holland explores military records and early town histories to present a more diverse picture of Vermont’s iconic battle and its Green Mountain Boys than typically depicted. Holland will also reflect on historical memory and how it is preserved and constructed.


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Tracey Craft
(802) 885-3108


Springfield Town Library
43 Main St
Springfield, VT 05156 United States
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