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Draft by Congressional Districts

As mentioned in the Introduction, the draft was conducted by sub-districts of the Congressional Districts.

In the 1860s, Vermont had three U. S. Representatives in Congress (in addition to two U.S. Senators), hence the State was divided into three Districts. Here is what we have found so far.

First Congressional District

Addison, Bennington, Rutland and Washington Counties

10 sub-districts

1st - Bennington, Pownal, Stamford, Readsboro, Searsburgh, Woodford, Shaftsbury, Glastenbury

2nd - Rupert, Dorset, Peru, Landgrove, Sandgate, Manchester, Winhall, Arlington, Sunderland

3rd - Poultney, Middletown, Wells, Pawlet, Danby, Mount Tabor, Tinmouth, Wallingford, Mount Holly, Clarendon, Ira

4th - Rutland, Chittenden, Mendon, Sherburne, Pittsfield, Shrewsbury

5th - Brandon, Pittsford, Sudbury, Hubbardton, Benson, West Haven, Fair Haven, Castleton

6th - Bridport, Cornwall, Middlebury, Ripton, Hancock, Granville, Goshen, Salisbury, Leicester, Whiting, Shoreham, Orwell

7th - Lincoln, Bristol, New Haven, Weybridge, Addison, Panton, Waltham, Vergennes, Ferrisburg, Monkton, Starksboro

8th - Waterbury, Duxbury, Moretown, Fayston, Waitsfield, Warren

9th - Montpelier, East Montpelier, Middlesex, Barre, Berlin, Northfield, Roxbury

10th - Calais, Worcester, Woodbury, Cabot, Marshfield, Plainfield

(Source: Rutland Weekly Herald, July 16, 1863)

Second Congressional District

Windham, Windsor, Orange, and Caledonia Counties

Sub-districts pending

Third Congressional District

Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille and Orleans Counties

Some Sub-districts pending

6th - St. Albans +

7th - Swanton, Highgate, Franklin

11th - Hydepark, Stowe, Wolcott, Morristown, Elmore

12th - Albany, Greensboro, Craftsbury, Irasburgh, Coventry, Glover

13th - Lowell, Newport, Westfield, Troy, Derby

14th - Barton, Brownington, Charleston, Morgan Holland, Westmore

Cambridge, Johnson, Eden and Belvidere results were listed without mentioning a sub-district

(Sources: Watchman, 6/19/1863