Author Talk: Peter Vermilyea, LITCHFIELD COUNTY AND THE CIVIL WAR @ Scoville Library

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
38 Main Street
Salisbury, CT 06068


Join local author and Civil War historian Peter Vermilyea for a talk on his latest book.

FREE. Space is limited. Registration is strongly encouraged


Peter Vermilyea

Union victory in the Civil War was far from guaranteed. The Northern war effort depended upon local communities to raise the troops and supplies needed for the battlefield.The history of Litchfield County highlights the challenges Northern communities faced. Armed confrontation erupted over the flying of secession flags. Supporting the war effort provided women with skills and experiences that would aid in the suffrage movement. Scandal swirled around the local army medical examiner. Family and friends actively supported their loved ones as they transformed from civilians to soldiers.

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 a community and its soldiers.

Peter C. Vermilyea teaches history at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, Connecticut. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he is the director of the student scholarship program at his alma mater's Civil War Institute. Vermilyea is the author of Hidden History of Litchfield County (The History Press, 2014), which received the 2015 CultureMax Award, and Wicked Litchfield County (The History Press, 2016), as well as more than two dozen articles, mostly on Civil War history. He lives in Litchfield, Connecticut, with his wife and two sons.


Litchfield County and the Civil War By Peter C. Vermilyea Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467156219
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - February 19th, 2024