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A High Price to Pay, A Heavy Burden to Bear: One Family’s Civil War Story

November 20, 2017

Abel Morrill, Sr., was an early settler of Cabot, Vermont. He was a respected farmer and maple sugar producer for much of the 19th century. His story reflects the hardship and heartbreak suffered by those who lived at the time of America’s greatest conflict, the Civil War. David Book’s portrayal of Abel Morrill profiles life before the war and life as it was affected by the war. Drawing on primary resources, Book’s monologue describes with historical accuracy life in mid-19th century Vermont and is a story that could be repeated by many families in every town in Vermont during this era.

Funded project of the Vermont Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Time: 6:00 pm

Contact: Sandal Cate Phone: (802) 223-6466
Old Brick Church
55 VT Route 14
East Montpelier, VT 05651
United States
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