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Thepeople of Bennington often refer to the American Revolution as “our war,” as itwas the site of the decisive Battle of Bennington. Yet more than one thousandBennington boys fought in the Civil War, and residents on the homefront playedtheir parts to support the United States, too. All the machinery used toproduce gunpowder and nearly all the horseshoes for the United States Army weremanufactured in Bennington, and a Bennington native was instrumental in thebuilding of the USS Monitor. Mrs.Jefferson Davis visited friends in Bennington shortly after the war, and twoMedal of Honor winners lived here as well. In this book, historian Bill Morganunveils the important ways that Bennington helped preserve the United Statesduring the Civil War.

Thepeople of Bennington often refer to the American Revolution as “our war,” as itwas the site of the decisive Battle of Bennington. Yet more than one thousandBennington boys fought in the Civil War, and residents on the homefront playedtheir parts to support the United States, too. All the machinery used toproduce gunpowder and nearly all the horseshoes for the United States Army weremanufactured in Bennington, and a Bennington native was instrumental in thebuilding of the USS Monitor. Mrs.Jefferson Davis visited friends in Bennington shortly after the war, and twoMedal of Honor winners lived here as well. In this book, historian Bill Morganunveils the important ways that Bennington helped preserve the United Statesduring the Civil War.


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