The Vermont Brigade

Sunday, September 22, 3:00 p.m. American Precision Museum, 196 Main St, Windsor, VT (802)674-5781
Experience the 150th anniversary of the Civil War at Windsor’s American Precision Museum with Howard Coffin, Vermont’s foremost Civil War historian and author.  Howard Coffin will talk about the Vermont brigade, which was the only Union brigade made up of regiments from a single state that served throughout the war. And they were the best!  This is their story.

Union Victory at Gettysburg: Vermont at Picket’s Charge

Monday, October 14 2013, 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Civil War Sesquicentennial Lecture Series, Cornwall Public Library, 395 Hudson St‎., Cornwall, NY 12518
Pickett’s Charge was the culmination of the Battle of Gettysburg. Taking place on July 3, 1863, the third and final day of battle, it involved an infantry assault of approximately 15,000 Confederate soldiers against Union Major General George Meade’s troops’ position along Cemetery Ridge, manned by some 6,500 Federals. The assault would take the nine brigades of Confederate soldiers over three-quarters of a mile of open ground susceptible to cannon fire the entire time. The ill-fated assault resulted in over 6,000 Confederate casualties and marked the end of the battle of Gettysburg as well as Lee’s last invasion of the north.Part of the Civil War Sesquicentennial Lecture Series — Program supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities and the Cornwall Public Library Foundation.est! Coffin will tell their story.  Sponsored by Vermont Senator Peter Galbraith, Townshend 

Vermont Academy of the Arts and Sciences Conference

October 26, 2013, 8:30 am – 3 pm.

Howard Coffin will be the featured speaker at a conference on  “Vermont in the Civil War: 1863″ to be held at the Saint Albans Historical Museum on .  The conference registration is at 8:30am and the start time is 9am.  The day-long event, organized by the Vermont Academy of the Arts and Sciences (VAAS), will bring together nationally-known scholars, Civil War buffs and local experts.

“It is an event for the whole family,” said VAAS President Connell Gallagher. “In addition to attending presentations about Vermont during the Civil War and St. Albans at that time, people will also have a chance to learn about the oldest standing RC church in Vermont and hear an organ recital at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. There will be guided historical tours of St. Albans and of the Museum,” he added.

Howard Coffin will focus on 1863, the year of the passage of the Emancipation Proclamation and of the Battle of Gettysburg. He will place Vermont’s participation in the war within this framework. This well-respected historian, whose ancestors served in Vermont Civil War regiments, is the author of numerous books including Full Duty: Vermonters in the Civil War (1993) and Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today’s Vermont (2013). Coffin’s talk is co-sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.

The event is free and open to the public.  The conference runs until 3pm.  A box lunch can be ordered in advance for $5.00. Contact Connell Gallagher or (802) 899-3034

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