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Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters

Live Event
April 12: 5:30 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.

Details

Date:
April 12
Time:
5:30 pm
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Organizer

Kendra Aber-Ferri
Email:
info@centenniallibrary.org

Venue

Morristown Centennial Library
7 Richmond St
Morrisville, Vermont 05661
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Website:
www.centenniallibrary.org