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The Black Presence at the Battle of Bennington

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October 13, 2022: 7:00 pm

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.


October 13, 2022
7:00 pm
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Orwell Free Library
(802) 948-2041


Orwell Free Library
473 Main St
Orwell, 05760 United States
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