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The Black Presence at the Battle of Bennington

October 2
7:00 pm

Old Stone House Museum
Image 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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Old Stone House Museum
109 Old Stone House Rd
Brownington, VT 05860 United States


Old Stone House Museum
(802) 754-2022