Name: Daniel J. Downs
From: Southlake, Texas
I just wanted to mention that John Defoe who you have a medal for, died and was buried in Saint Mary's Cemetery in Atwater, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota. I do not have his dates. His Headstone picture Just states:
John Defoe Co. B 12 VT Inf
I have a picture of this headstone if you want. Please contact me at email@example.com
Added: September 4, 2016Submitted by
Name: Margaret E. Mayer
From: Essex (Baltimore County) Maryland
I am just trying to find out anymore about my relatives-Asa F. Mather, my Great-Grandfather, Warren D. Mather and Emmett Mather, my Great-Great Uncles. All from Vermont and all were in the Civil War. Also, I am trying to find out more about the areas they lived: Fair Haven, Plymouth and Bridgewater VT. Also, any information about Warren Mather's widow, Ellen R. Mather (Nellie). She had an Uncle Johnson according to a letter Warren wrote to Nellie while he was at camp near Berryville VA. Just trying to get a better picture of their lives. Thanks!!
Added: August 24, 2016Submitted by
Name: Karen Beagle
From: Sacramento, CA,
I am descended from Newton Murray Fay of Williston, VT. His two brothers served in Civil War from VT and are in the listings here, although Newton himself was too young to enlist. His brothers were Emerson C. Fay (Colby) who served in the 10th VT INF and died in 1864. He is buried at the Antietam National Cemetery in MD. Another brother, ROBY N. (Nathan) FAY served from Richmond, VT also in the 10th VT INF. He is listed as "whereabouts unknown" but I do have his burial information. He moved to Sacramento, CA with his brother, Newton Murray Fayafter the war, and they resided with each other as long as they both lived in Oakland and Sacramento, CA. Both ROBY N FAY and his brother, Newton Murray FAY are buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Sacramento, CA. Their only sister, Ada FAY was married to EDGAR BARBER (1837-1909)also a veteran from Richmond, VT who is buried at the Riverview Cemetery in Richmond, VT. E BARBER served in the 2nd VT INF.
Added: July 25, 2016Submitted by
Name: Donald Robbins
From: Plattsburgh, NY
Love this site. My Great-Great Grandfather was Joseph Robbins. He was the older brother of Anson Robbins. Believe he is related to many of the Robbins from Craftsbury since he was born there also.
Admin reply: Donald, thanks for signing the guestbook. I've sent you an email about the Robbins soldiers from Craftsbury.
Added: July 17, 2016Submitted by
Name: Ilana Mallary Blomquist
From: Seabrook, TX
Name: Gerry Sanville
From: Swanzey New Hampshire
Name: Gerry Sanville
From: Swanzey New Hampshire
I want to thank Tom Boudreau for his contributions to my Great -Uncle, Bryon D Matthews's information. It's interesting that he tented with several men of the Nash family. I'm most likely a distant relation to them on my Mother's family tree. Byron is on my father's side of the family.
Added: November 16, 2015Submitted by
Name: Terry N Richards
From: Milton, VT
THANK YOU! Your site is the best place we've found for accurate, concise compilation of relevant facts on Gen. George Stannard. It is so well put together that we are including the page on Gen. Stannard with our submission to VT Historical Preservation for a roadside marker. Our wording is not from your site, but other gatherings and endless examinations(strict limits on # of characters, words,etc.). Research on Stannard is okay for during War, but lacking before and after. I'm part of General George Stannard House Restoration Committee. We are awaiting Act 250 approval, and submitting Stannard for a Medal of Honor. Please check out our VT in the Civil War Heritage Trail on our web page. Thanks again, you are on inspiration.
Added: April 2, 2016Submitted by
Name: John Bieniarz
From: New Hampshire
Love your website. I am the author of "I Was Detailed to the Regimental Band, Volume One, Massachusetts," and "Volume Two, New Hampshire & Vermont." I am currently in the final edit of "Volume Three, Connecticut, Rhode Island & Maine." The US Army Bands website info on the band at Fort Sumter is incorrect, and they have been told. The Sumter Band was the 1st U.S. Artillery, a regular army band, not Chandler's Band from Portland,a civilian band. From Capt. Doubleday's book, Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie: "List of Officers and Enlisted Men present at the Bombardment of
Fort Sumter, April 12th and 13th, 1861.
Regimental Band, First Artillery.
Sergeant James E. Galway [bandleader] not Dan Chandler and none of those listed men above ever played in Chandler's Band which was still in Maine in April,'61 but members did serve with the 1st,10th and 29th Maine. I have no idea how the US Army came upon such erroneous information.
Admin reply: John, thanks for the information, I'll fix the article.
I found that link years ago - and now it doesn't work, and I couldn't find it by searching the Army Band site. Do you have a valid link for it?
Added: February 16, 2016