Second Saturday Series: "Vermonters at Cedar Creek"

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Saturday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Vermont History Center, 60 Washington Street, Barre

Using the Vermont Heritage Galleries as a backdrop, the Vermont Historical Society is hosting the Second Saturday Series monthly. See below for October's topic!

At Cedar Creek the Confederates brought about one of the two great surprise attacks of the Civil War, the first being at Chancellorsville. It fell to a Vermont regiment and a Vermont brigade to make sacrificial stands and try to rescue victory from defeat. At stake may have been Abraham Lincoln's reelection, and, surely, Union control of the vital Shenandoah Valley.

Learn more about this vitally important yet often overlooked battle with preeminent Vermont Civil War historian Howard Coffin.

All Second Saturday talks are free with admission to the Vermont History Center.

For more information, please contact Amanda Gustin, Public Programs Coordinator, at or (802) 828-2180.