One-hundred and fifty years ago, a thousand men of the Fourth Vermont Infantry were among the earliest Vermonters to be dispatched for service in the Civil War. They
mustered out of a military camp that stood where the Brattleboro Union High
Middle School now stand.
The first shots of the civil war rang out 150
years ago this month. More than 32,000 Vermonters served in the war and 5,200 died. Brattleboro photographer George Houghton traveled with several Vermont regiments and captured striking images of Vermont soldiers. A Rutland writer and historian
has gathered over 100 of Houghton’s photographs in a new book.