Discovering history begins with curiosity about people who lived in another day and time. Ever wonder how the Civil War affected St. Johnsbury’s citizens? How I would like to have been able to ask them personally. Who are they and what contribution did they make to the war effort? What happened to them, did they die in the war, did their families change while they were away? How did they contribute to the community after the war?
On August 18, 2012, we have the opportunity to meet a few of the local folks who contributed to the nation’s cause from April 1861 to April 1865. The St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center will be hosting a Civil War Ghost Walk at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at 7:30 PM. At that time, visitors will gather near the gate of the cemetery, and the Center’s volunteers will guide your walk along the Cemetery’s paths.
Briefly introducing our Civil War Ghosts for the evening:
Charles A. Heyer, 1849 -1942
Lafayette A. Soper, 1833 – 1891
George Chamberlain, d. Aug. 22, 1864
Joseph Carpenter, d. May 5, 1864
Lt. John Ripley, 1836 – 1896
Edwin L. Hovey, 1839 – 1910
H. K. Ide, 1842 – 1897
Edward F. Griswold, 1841 – 1926
Erastus Fairbanks, 1792 – 1864
And we will stop by the Grand Army of the Republic Monument
Visit this website for images of Civil War Veteran grave sites in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery