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Readsboro Civil War Dead Identified
Wednesday, 10/31/12
A Readsboro math teacher has reached his goal of finding the gravesites of 78 men who enlisted to fight the Civil War with the Green Mountain Boys.
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Vermont Marks Anniversary Of Civil War Legend
Tuesday, 04/17/12
Today marks the 150th anniversary of the death of William Scott, the Groton farm boy-turned-soldier who was sentenced to death for falling asleep while on guard duty outside Washington.
Vermont Edition
The Civil War Story Of Vermont's Sleeping Sentinel
Friday, 04/13/12
By Bob Kinzel
Civil War historian Howard Coffin relates the story of the Sleeping Sentinel, an update on the Vermont Legislature and we listen back to the voices in the news this week.
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Brattleboro Students Revisit Civil War History
Wednesday, 09/21/11
By Susan Keese
One-hundred and fifty years ago, a thousand men of the Fourth Vermont Infantry were among the earliest Vermonters to be dispatched for service in the Civil War. They mustered out of a military camp that stood where the Brattleboro Union High School and Middle School now stand.
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Vermonters' Role In Bull Run
Friday, 07/15/11
By Bob Kinzel
Soldiers of Vermont's Second Brigade played a key role in the first Battle of Bull Run, and it influenced the way Vermonters viewed the Civil War.
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Commemorating Vermonters' Role In Civil War
Friday, 05/20/11
By Nina Keck
In 1861, more than 1,000 militiamen from across Vermont enlisted to serve in the Civil War. This weekend, costumed re-enactors in Rutland will honor them.
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Rutland Writer Focuses On Civil War Photographer
Monday, 04/25/11
By Nina Keck
The first shots of the civil war rang out 150 years ago this month. More than 32,000 Vermonters served in the war and 5,200 died. Brattleboro photographer George Houghton traveled with several Vermont regiments and captured striking images of Vermont soldiers. A Rutland writer and historian has gathered over 100 of Houghton's photographs in a new book.
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Fun With Herpetology: Getting To Know Vermont’s Reptiles And Amphibians
Thursday, 04/07/11
By Jane Lindholm
We learn about Vermont's 40 species of reptiles and amphibians. And, we hear from a Civil War Sesquicentennial event at the State House.  
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Welch Praises Decision To Protect Sacred Battlefield
Wednesday, 01/26/11
Congressman Peter Welch and a colleague from Texas are praising a decision by Wal-Mart to scrap plans for a new store in Virginia on the site of a bloody Civil War battle.
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Commission Created To Commemorate Civil War
Monday, 10/04/10
By Bob Kinzel
The panel is planning an ambitious five year effort to highlight Vermont's participation in the war effort and to discuss how the Civil War still shapes who we are as a state, and a country.
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Vermont And The Civil War
Friday, 10/01/10
By Bob Kinzel
VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with historian Howard Coffin and the executive director of the Vermont Historical Society about Vermont's role in the Civil War.
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