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Lest We Forget! Commemorating Vermont's participation in the War of Rebellion.

They say "Dead Men, as you know, Tell No Tales," but that isn't true. These Civil War soldiers left reports, letters, journals, photographs, etc., and have been remembered, not only on every Memorial Day but on the 25th, 50th, 75th, 100th and 150th anniversaries of their incredible journeys. (Quote attributed to the Persian poet Sa'di, c1250)

We are a grassroots project documenting the story of the State's contributions to the war, and what happened to the participants during and after the war.

For the purposes of this project, anyone who was born or died in Vermont, regardless of where they served, and anyone who served in a Vermont unit, regardless of where they were born, we consider a Vermonter.

To that end, to date we have documented more than 37,000 Vermonters (men and women) who participated, on both sides of the war.

You can navigate the site by using the "Menu Options" at the top right-hand side on every page on the site, or from a tailored menu on the left, which changes with the section you are visiting.

Major projects include:

More than 5,000 Virtual Cemeteries
A Virtual Museum of people, places and things,
Unit Rosters, Letters, Diaries, etc.
Monuments, cannon and Roadside Markers
Nativity and Pre-War Occupations
Research Aids
Frequently Asked Questions

Please join us!

Tom Ledoux,
Expatriate Green Mountain Boy
(443) 535-5276

New logo courtesy of Janice Fitzgerald McClintock

What Happened Today, 28 June

1862/06/28Flag Officer D. G. Farragut's fleet successfully passed the heavy Vicksburg batteries; three days later, 1 July, his forces were joined by those of Flag Officer C. H. Davis: the fresh and salt-water fleets met for the first time. (NavHist)
1863/06/287th Regiment in action at Donaldsonville, LA (Battles)
1863/06/28Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/28Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: Camp near Adamstown. Marched all day. Adamstown was a very nice little place. I see five or six nice looking ladies. the Rebs were in this town last night bet have gone to-day. Paid fifty cents for a loaf of bread. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1864/06/28Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Seminary Hospital, Georgetown, D.C. (more)
1864/06/281st Vt. Cav. engaged at Stony Creek, Va. (Battles)
1865/06/288th Regiment mustered out, having lost 4 Officers and 115 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 7 Officers and 241 Enlisted men by disease. total 367. (Dyer)
1865/06/28This date marked the most successful single day CSS Shenandoah, Lieutenant Waddell, enjoyed as a commerce raider during her long cruise that spanned 13 months and covered 58,000 miles. On this field day Waddell captured 11 American whalers near the narrows of the Bering Strait. (NavHist)

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