June Meeting After Action Report by Archie

In June we had a presentation from Carleton Young  about a collection of letters from two Vermont brothers, Civil War soldiers, that he and friends transcribed and studied over a two year period, then Mr. Young proceeded to spend a decade documenting the service of these two warrior-writers by research and travel to their many campaign sites.  He wrote a book about it titled The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War.  To me, the good Mr. Young has done in preserving a great treasure of first person history was the remarkable and wonderful story.  How rare to find such a complete set of letters from so very long ago, and to be found by someone with the motivation to preserve them for so long as the Republic for which these young men sacrificed endures.

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