Vermont historian Howard Coffin is a popular speaker on the subject of the Civil War.
Now Coffin is engaging Vermont students on the topic and he says they’re a ready audience.
“I love the basic questions I get from kids that I don’t often get from adults,” he says. "‘Who was the best general?’, ‘why did the north win?’ You can have so much fun with good questions like that. And there’s a lot of questions about slavery.”
So far, Coffin has spoken at schools in Concord, Hartford and Brighton, speaking to classes and assemblies and meeting with students and teachers.