Something Abides
Full Duty
Nine Months to Gettysburg
The Battered Stars
Guns Over The Champlain Valley

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Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today’s Vermont

Howard Coffin’s fourth book on Vermont Civil War history, Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today’s Vermont, has just been published.  The book lists some 2,500 Civil War sites that survive throughout the state. James McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian, in his foreward to the book, says, “In his writing, Howard Coffin has taken us to Gettysburg and the Wilderness and Cedar Creek and Petersburg and other fields where Vermonters fought and died. And now he takes us to hundreds of places in Vermont where these soldiers came from and where their families and friends worked to support them and hoped, often in vain, that they would return home safely. Something Abides took six years and 150,000 miles of travel to compile. The result is commensurate with the effort.  It is a tour de force.”

Hardcover, $35.00 plus $5.00 shipping.




Full Duty: Vermont in the Civil War

Ken Burns says, “Full Duty is that rare Civil War gem: a story that makes that remarkable and tragic war come alive and seem more human.” Coffin’s Full Duty is the first history of Vermont in the Civil War to be published since the 1880s. Forward by the eminent historian Edwin Bearss, former chief historian of the National Park Service.

Paperback only, $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping











Nine Months to Gettysburg

James McPherson says, “The Second Vermont Brigade’s moment of glory at Gettysburg came at the most decisive turning point of the Civil War…Skillfully weaving together the letters, diaries, and memoirs of these men from the farms and villages of Vermont, Howard Coffin’s splendid narrative carries the reader eagerly forward to their rendezvous at Gettysburg.” Nine Months to Gettysburg is the story of the nine months soldiers from Vermont who broke the flank of Pickett’s Charge. Forward by Edwin Bearss.

Hardcover, $30.00 plus $5.00 shipping.








The Battered Stars: One State’s Civil War Ordeal During Grant’s Overland Campaign

Robert Krick says, “The crucial Overland Campaign of May-June 1864 unquestionably pivoted the Civil War in Virginia onto its final course…The leading historian of Vermont’s role in the war paints a vivid picture of that crucial time.” The Battered Stars tells the story of the Vermont units fighting in the 40 day campaign that cost America 80,000 casualties on the bloody fields of Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, and Cold Harbor. Forward by Edwin Bearss.

Hardcover, $30.00 plus $5.00 shipping.







Guns Over the Champlain Valley

Senator James Jeffords says, “This fine book will guide travelers to Saratoga, Ticonderoga, Hubbardton Battlefield, Mount Independence, Rokeby, and many more gems set in one of the world’s great historic landscapes.” Guns Over the Champlain Valley is a brief history of, and guide to, the major and little known military sites along the Lake Champlain Corridor, from Saratoga Battlefield to Fort Chambly in Quebec. Forward by Edwin Bearss.

Paperback, $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping.