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Vermont Man Reaches Civil War Research Goal

A Vermont man in the town of Readsboro has reached his goal of finding the gravesites of 78 men who enlisted to fight in the Civil War with the Green Mountain Boys.

It's taken Tom Boudreau 15 years of digging through town archives of burial records and Select Board minutes, federal pension records, newspaper obituaries, and other sources. Fewer than half of the 78 were actually buried in town.

The Bennington Banner reports Boudreau, a math teacher, recently checked the last name off his list. He also came across an additional 20 to 30 men from the town who fought in the war, but registered with other towns.

Boudreau is planning to talk about his research on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Readsboro Central School.

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