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Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters and Gettysburg

April 25
7:00 pm

Pawlet Town Hall
Image of sharpshooters taking aim

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.


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Pawlett Historical Society
(802) 325-2668


Pawlet Town Hall
122 School St
Pawlet, VT 05761 United States
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