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Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today's Vermont with Howard Coffin (Essex)

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 7:00pm

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‚Äźgeneration 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.

Event address: 
21 Essex Way Ste 407
05452 Essex Junction
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ISBN: 9780881509816
Availability: Hard to Find - Unlikely to be Available
Published: Countryman Press - May 6th, 2013