Local Civil War historian Jim Fuller will give a talk on "Forgotten Heroes:
Vermont African-Americans in the Civil War" on Thursday night, April 16, in
the Special Collections Dept. of Bailey/Howe Library, at 7:30.
More than 150 African-American men from Vermont served in the Union armies
during the Civil War. Many enlisted in the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts
Infafntry Regiment, famous for its doomed assault on Fort Wagner in the
summer of 1863. Others served in the United States Colored Troops. Jim
used a variety of sources to document these forgotten heroes, and has
prepared a book-length manuscript on their experiences.
Light refreshments will follow the talk.
The talk is sponsored by the Friends of Special Collections. Please join us
to hear about this ground-breaking research! RSVP at 656-2138.