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 for being well-disciplined and steadfast under fire. Although lacking the renown of other Vermont units, it represented the state well throughout its history.
Civil War historian Donald Wickman offers listeners tales of the Ninth 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 Civil War. George Stannard commanded the regiment and the talk will also look at his leadership of the unit.
Hosted by the Milton Public Library. Co-hosted by the The Milton Historical Society and the General Stannard House Committee.
Funded project of the Vermont Humanities Council (VHC). The Vermont Humanities Council (VHC) is an educational nonprofit affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).