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Hartford in the Civil War Quest
Special Features: Civil War, Historical
Walking Conditions: Trail
Journey back to the 1860s on this tour of Hartford Village Cemetery.
Our setting: Hartford, Vermont in the winter of 1860. The fields have been put to sleep, and in November President Lincoln is elected under the banner, “We cannot be a nation divided, half slave and half free.” As southern states secede, President Lincoln calls for 75,000 troops. This quest begins at the stone of Allen Gilson, one of the first to answer the call.