Vermont And The Civil War

10/01/10 12:08PM By Bob Kinzel
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This is an undated etching of Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick. It was during the Civil War battle of Gettysburg that Sedgwick gave the order that has become legend to Vermont's military community: "Put the Vermonters ahead and keep everything well closed up."

From the St. Albans Raid to Vermonters serving in the Union Army to the local stops on the Underground Railroad, the state played a vital role in the Civil War. Mark Hudson is the Executive Director of the Vermont’s Historical Society. Howard Coffin is a author and Civil War historian.

They talk with VPR’s Bob Kinzel about preparing for Vermont’s Civil War Sesquicentennial.

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