Discover the Civil War in today's Vermont with Howard Coffin.
Today, throughout Vermont, it is possible to identify hundreds and
hundreds of Civil War-related sites. Throughout Vermont are soldier
homes, halls where war meetings encouraged enlistments, churches where
soldier funerals were held and abolitionists spoke, monuments to those
who served, hospital sites, and homes where women gathered to make items
for the soldiers. The Vermont State House is a virtual Civil War
museum. A building survives in Woodstock where the war was administered.
Cemeteries hold the gravestones of many of the 34,000 who fought. A
field even exists where in 1803 a Quaker preacher heard a voice from
above fortell a bloody war over slavery. With the help of this book,
Civil War sites can be located as in no other state, taking the reader
through the beautiful Vermont landscape of hill farms and small towns
that looks more like the Civil War era than that of any other state.
A seventh‐generation Vermonter with six ancestors who served in Vermont regiments, Howard Coffin lectures
extensively on the Civil War. He is also the author of Full Duty: Vermont in the Civil War; Nine Months to
Gettysburg; and The Battered Stars. A former press secretary to U.S. Senator James Jeffords, Coffin and his wife,
Sue, live in Montpelier, Vermont.