BERLIN, Vt. (AP) -- Church bells are set to toll across the state to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness, the deadliest Civil War battle for Vermont residents.
Vermont's losses during the two-day fight that began May 5, 1864, were vast. More than 1,200 soldiers from the state were killed, injured or missing after the battle in Virginia.
The state House passed a resolution urging that church bells be rung for 10 minutes beginning at 4 p.m. Monday to mark the time Vermonters were ordered into action.
Vermont Civil War historian and author Howard Coffin says he hopes many of the bells that ring Monday were also ones that tolled during the war.
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