Captain Partridge and Citizen Soldiers

Location: Northfield
Tag(s): Education
Historical Category: Military History
Video Date: 11/18/2021

Captain Alden Partridge founded Norwich University with a focus on practical learning which continues today. At the Sullivan Museum on campus, the Citizen Soldiers gallery features many of these alumni, including Medal of Honor recipient Captain James Burt, who led troops during WWII but became a math teacher after leaving active duty.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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