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“Litchfield County in the Civil War” talk set for April 4

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KENT—Local historian Peter Vermilyea will describe the history of “Litchfield County in the Civil War” in a talk at the Kent Memorial Library, 32 North Main St., April 4 at 7:30 p.m. The program is co-sponsored by the House of Books.

Vermilyea will highlight the challenges Northern communities faced during the Civil War. Union victory was far from guaranteed and armed confrontation erupted over flying the secession flags. Supporting the war effort provided women with skills and experiences that would aid in the suffrage movement.

Vermilyea uses first-hand accounts—many never published before—to investigate these events and show how the process of preparing for war created a lasting bond between communities and their soldiers. 

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