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Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters

Live Event
August 17: 6:00 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.

Details

Date:
August 17
Time:
6:00 pm
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Organizer

Sharon Tinker
Phone:
(802) 849-6847
Email:
tinkerfarm55@outlook.com

Venue

Fletcher Historical Society
122 Cambridge Rd
Fletcher, 05444
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