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Civil War Corrective Plaque Dedication 6/19/22

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A community effort shined a light on errors made in an initial count of soldiers from Brattleboro who served and died in the Civil War based on race and class when a monument on the Common was first installed. Peter Elwell, former town manager, said a new plaque unveiled during a ceremony Sunday “provides recognition for soldiers who were excluded from the original monument, soldiers of color and substitute soldiers who served in place of wealthier residents who were allowed to pay money to avoid military service.” -Brattleboro Reformer

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Sunday, June 19, 2022 - 10:45

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