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Nine Months to Gettysburg: Stannard's Vermonters and the Repulse of Pickett's Charge
"A Vermont brigade held the key position at Gettysburg and did more than any other body of men to gain the triumph which decided the fate of the Union," the New York Times reported soon after the historic battle over the Fourth of July, 1863. The citizen soldiers of General George J. Stannard's Second Vermont Brigade, only a few days short of their nine-month enlistments, ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 17th 1997 by Countryman Press
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Nov 23, 2008 Hartley rated it really liked it
Recommended to Hartley by: Won it in a Civil War Round Table raffle
Lincoln calls for 5000 men from Vermont for nine month. the men see no action for eight months ,three weeks and Gettysburg is there first and last battle. They are credited with helping push Pickett to his left with great flanking fire.