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One Regiment's Story in the Civil War: The 9th Vermont 1862-1865

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Several Essex soldiers served in the 9th Ninth Vermont Regiment. At the Brownell Library in Essex Junction on Monday March 21st at 7pm Civil War historian Donald Wickman will offer tales of the 9th Vermont, highlighted by the stories of some of the 1,878 Vermonters who comprised it, as it became one of the most traveled regiments in the Federal army.  From guarding Confederate prisoners incarcerated at Camp Douglas, Illinois, to the woods of coastal North Carolina and finally to the gates of Richmond, the Ninth Vermont Regiment earned a reputation of being well-disciplined and steadfast under fire. Although lacking the renown of other Vermont units, it represented the state well throughout its history.   Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council, this program complements both the Brownell Library’s Essex Civil War Veterans committee’s work and its American Library Association / National Endowment for the Humanities award to study the life and times of Louisa May Alcott. Under the mandate of this grant, Brownell Library is mounting a full exploration Louisa May Alcott, her life, her values, and her work.  

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