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- Draft of a speech with handwritten corrections. Vice President Roosevelt praises Vermont and its people for the services they rendered during the American Civil War. He views the war as bringing together a diverse range of people to fight for a "lofty ideal." At the war's conclusion, the soldiers returned to civilian life with a sense of duty well done and a feeling of community interest that would eventually extend even to "the gallant men who wore the grey." Roosevelt holds the Civil War veterans up as a model to follow and shows how recent American conflicts have taught similar lessons in a lesser way.
- American Civil War (1861-1865), Speeches, addresses, etc., War and society, Veterans, Vermont, Grand Army of the Republic
- Theodore Roosevelt Center
Address of Vice President Roosevelt at the Veterans Reunion, Burlington, Vermont, Thursday evening, Sept. 5th, 1901
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