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Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters

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June 22, 2022: 6:30 pm

Vermont sent far more sharpshooters to the Union armies than any other state, on a per capita basis. By the hundreds, Vermont marksmen passed the rigorous marksmanship test to join one of three Vermont companies. And sharpshooters from this state played a little-known but major role at Gettysburg, the great Union victory that changed the Civil War’s course.

Historian Howard Coffin will discuss his recent research into this little -recognized group and consider the reasons why Vermont may have been so well-represented in this elite group of marksmen.


June 22, 2022
6:30 pm
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Lucille Campbell


Grand Isle United Methodist Church
12 Hyde Road
Grand Isle, VT 05458 United States
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