150th Anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg

Sunday, June 30, 2013, from Gettysburg National Military Park, Howard Coffin spoke about the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place July 1-3, 1863, and is considered the bloodiest battle ever on U.S. soil. He talked about Union General George Stannard’s Vermont Brigade, who were untested in combat and had reached Gettysburg with their nine month enlistments nearly expired, yet launched the flank attack that put an end to Pickett’s Charge.
A signal loss of approximately 13 minutes occurred during the middle of the program.
The talk, “The Vermont Assault on Pickett’s Charge,” took place during an event commemorating 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation. Streamed video on C-SPAN3.

Across the Fence – WCAX-TV

Howard makes frequent appearances on Across the Fence, shown on WCAX-TV.  Here are a few episodes.

Book TV on C-Span – LCV Cities Tour Video

Learn about Author Howard Coffin’s new book “Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today’s Vermont”. Hear Coffin talk about Vermont’s role in the Civil War and visit several Civil War historical sites highlighted in his new book.

Burlington Free Press Article – May 17, 2013

Article by Candice Page about Something Abides. “If you want to see and understand the Civil War home front in a beautiful setting, there is no better place than Vermont,” Coffin said as he conducted a recent Civil War driving tour of Chittenden County places.

Montpelier Bridge Articles – April 4, 2013

Coffin’s New Book Connects Civil War History to Present-Day Vermont

A Tour of Civil War Sites in Downtown Montpelier

Inside VPR – Podcasts by Howard Coffin

Coffin is a frequent commentator on Vermont Public Radio, often on topics relating to the Civil War.  Talks can be heard on the VPR website’s Commentaries Archive.

Lincoln in Vermont – Text and Audio

Vermont Edition – Howard Coffin Topics

Vermont Edition – Battle Of Antietam, 150 Years Later

VPR Commentary Series – Antietam and Vermont

VPR News – Vermont Marks Anniversary Of Civil War Legend

Vermont Civil War News – Book review of Guns Over The Champlain Valley

Vermont Civil War News – Vermont Legislature Honors Historian Howard Coffin

Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation Article

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