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Grand Trunk Railway station, Bethel, ca. 1880

Grand Trunk Railway station, Bethel, ca. 1880

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Bethel Historical Society

Importantly, Bethel had a railroad station equipped with a telegraph that connected the town to other parts of the United States.

Staying informed during the war helped supporters of Union soldiers know when soldiers were in need, and what specific goods they were in need of.

Bethel's supporters had a huge impact on Union soldiers, both morally and physically, sending many goods along with their moral support.

Although many women struggled without their husbands or sons to keep the farm going, support for the Northern cause strengthened those at home as well as on the battlefield.


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