Monthly Archives: April 2012

Gen McClellan Ambles Toward Richmond; Gen Johnston Counterattacks at Shiloh

By Gary Far­row, Danville Ver­mont His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety The Ver­mont Brigade joins McClellan’s sleepy Penin­su­lar Cam­paign, while sound and fury rages in the West. North Star April 12, 1862 Impor­tant News The news from the Potomac Army is of much interest…and the future move­ments … Con­tinue read­ing

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Thaddeus Stevens portrait unveiled at the Vermont State House

The Old Com­moner finally makes a vis­i­ble pres­ence in the Ver­mont State House After many months of work, Thad­deus Stevens has been hon­ored in his home state of Ver­mont by hav­ing his like­ness hung in the State House. In a lovely … Con­tinue read­ing

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The Old Water Tower

By Betty Bole­vic Prior to Kate and Harold Beat­tie relo­cat­ing our fam­ily to the farm in Danville, and when spend­ing an occa­sional week­end with Grammy McDon­ald, I would often sit in her large green wicker rocker on the wrap­around porch, … Con­tinue read­ing

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Lincoln Proposes Compensated Emancipation and Grant’s Fortunes Take an Ominous Turn

By Gary Far­row, mem­ber of the Danville His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety Grant’s vic­to­ries at Fort Henry and Donel­son dark­ens fes­tiv­i­ties in the south­ern cap­i­tal. The War Depart­ment sees peace dawn over Ten­nessee. Lin­coln floats the idea of com­pen­sated eman­ci­pa­tion. The First Ver­mont … Con­tinue read­ing

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Raising Israel Randall

Local his­to­rian con­jec­tures a life not found in the his­tory book By Sharon Lakey “The ideal his­to­rian goes to the mouth of the tomb, cries: “Lazarus, come forth!” and sets him that was dead for ages, blink­ing and pas­sion­ate, in the sun.” … Con­tinue read­ing

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