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Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters and Gettysburg

August 10, 2019
10:30 am


Old Parish Church
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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Robert Brandt
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Old Parish Church
644 S Main St
Weston, VT 05161 United States
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www.oldparishchurch.org