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Finding Civil War Sites

With undiscovered Civil War sites in every town, the VHC invites Vermonters to locate them, research their history, and share their stories. You don't need to be a trained historian to discover Civil War sites, and the VHC has created a free research kit to help you search. Among the sites already found are a church in Braintree where William Lloyd Garrison spoke, the Constitution House in Windsor where Vermont's state constitution outlawed slavery in 1777, a cave in Barnard where a man hid to avoid the draft, a home where women met to sew necessities for soldiers, and the house of the last surviving Civil War veteran in Jay.

Research Kit. This document provides information on conducting research on the CIvil War in Vermont. It includes information on people, places and themes as well as providing local, statewide and on-line sources. Additionally this document will aid in compiling and disseminating your findings. Click here to view the research kit as a pdf.
Civil War Research in Richmond. As part of the VHC's Civil War Sites Project, Julia Lewandoski of the VHC conducted research on Civil War sites in the town of Richmond. To view Julia's findings as a pdf document click here.
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