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Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters

Live Event
August 17, 2023: 7:00 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.

 

About the Speaker

Image of Howard CoffinA seventh-generation Vermonter, Howard Coffin is the author of four books on the Civil War: Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today’s Vermont; Full Duty: Vermonters in the Civil War; Nine Months to Gettysburg; and The Battered Stars, as well as Guns Over the Champlain Valley, a book on military sites along the Champlain Corridor.

Details

Date:
August 17, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm
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Organizer

Reginald Dearborn
Phone
(802) 453-3526
Email
dear4@gmavt.net

Venue

Bristol Historical Museum, Howden Hall
19 West St
Bristol, VT 05443 United States
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