The theme for this year's Vermont History Expo "Vermont in the Civil War" brought out history buffs and Civil War enthusiasts from across Vermont, and beyond. The biannual event put on by the Vermont Historical Society has been named one of the top 10 summer events by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. In this photo, John Peterson convincingly slips into his persona as Isreal Goode, the Sutler. Sutlers were merchants who followed the army, selling goods not available as a part of the standard kit or rations supplied by the army. In the foreground, a recruitment poster seeks volunteers to fight in the Civil War.