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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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