Williamstown, Vermont, in the Civil War

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Though it was far from the front lines of the War Between the States, Williamstown, Vermont, made undeniable contributions to the victory of the United States Army. The proud sons of Patriots fell on the fields of Gettysburg, Antietam and Shiloh, and many gallant soldiers were lost in lesser-known skirmishes. These men fought for honor, for country and at times for money. Many men made the ultimate sacrifice, and others who returned home bore the scars of battle for the rest of their lives. With the support of the Williamstown Historical Society, author Paul Zeller honors the Williamstown soldiers and ordinary citizens who fought to preserve the Union and presents their incredible stories of adventure and bravery.
ISBN: 9781596296909
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Vermont
Series: Civil War
Images: 45
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Paul Zeller is a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and previously worked as a chief of training development for the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. He is a member of the Williamstown Historical Society, a volunteer at the Vermont Historical Society, president of the Friends of the Ainsworth Public Library in Williamstown, a member of the Williamstown Planning Commission and a Williamstown Cemetery commissioner. He was nominated to revise the Williamstown historical society's town history in the fall of 2008 and is the author of The Second Vermont Infantry Regiment, 1861, 1865 (McFarland & Co., 2002) and The Ninth Vermont Infantry: A History and Roster (McFarland & Co., 2008). His published articles include: "Sleeping Before the Fire, " Military Images (2006); "Supplying an Army, " History Connections (Vermont Historical Society, Spring 2008); "Civil War Humor, " History Connections (Vermont Historical Society, Summer 2008); and "Deceit or Valor? One Vermont Family's Decision During the Civil War, " History Connections (Vermont Historical Society, Winter 2009).
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