Date: Sunday, October 21th
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Place: Pond Village Church, Brookfield, Vermont
What: Program on the Civil War Letters to Vermont by Donald Wickman. A potluck supper will follow the program and annual meeting.
The Civil War saw newspapers come of age in reporting war news. Soldiers not only recorded their daily activities in journals and letters; they also shared their experiences in the home press. Thirteen correspondents wrote anonymously to the Rutland Herald from different regions of the United States. This presentation by Donald Wickman introduces the audience to the eloquent prose of the writers, and tells of their careers during the war. Nearly all the letter writers have been successfully identified.
Donald Wickman is a Vermont historian whose intense interest in the American Civil War led him to conduct extensive research on thirteen Vermonters identified only by initials, and the campaigns in which they took part.
Don’s latest book, “A very Fine Appearance:” The Vermont Civil War Photographs of George Houghton (Vermont Historical Society, 2011), is the winner of the 2012 AASLH (American Association for State and Local History) Award of Merit for Vermont
Presentation sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council (VHC) Speakers Bureau and the Brookfield Historical Society.