Name: James Ballard
From: Milton, Vermont
My relatives Eugene, Orange, Samuel Ballard were in the 17th Vermont. Samuel Ballard was killed in the Wilderness Campaign andis buried in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery. We visited his grave a number of years ago. I am the Historian for the Milton Vermont Historical Society and on a committee to save the General George Stannard House in Milton Vermont. This is by far one of the most helpful and interesting websites I have ever visited. Jim Ballard Milton, Vermont
Added: December 21, 2014Submitted by
Name: Joseph Maghe
I very much enjoyed your site and information. It was easily searched and read. I was able to add more information to my files.
Should you ever like to include copies from my collection, I would be glad to share those with you. I have a stenciled document tube of F H Barney 5th VT, a CDV of Otis Snow 3rd VT,an ID disc of Wm Woodbury 2nd VT, an ID disc of Earl P Carney 5th VT, and two more 6th VT ID discs one for John Campbell and another for Cyrus O Whitney
Added: December 17, 2014Submitted by
Name: Shannon Pratt
From: Rensselaer, NY
Finding out that my great-great grandfather Hoyt Sumner was in the Civil War is pretty awesome Hopefully I will be able to visit his grave soon! I love Vermont and almost nothing makes me happier than cruising the backroads looking at all the scenery. I guess it's because so much of my family is from there!
Thank you for ALL you do!!
Admin reply: Enjoy your trip, and thanks for registering as a descendant!
Added: November 20, 2014Submitted by
Name: Joyce Tuttle
From: Saskatoon Sask. Canada
I am decended from three families who seem to be deeply involved in the civil war , the American Revolution & maybe the Mayflower.Quite frankly it is overwhelming. The families are Joseph L Aldrich b-1844 Geuaga Co Ohio. He was a PVT in Co K,Minn. 4th Infan. Regiment.Next family is;Denninson Charles Greenman b 1832, enlisted in1865 in53rd Wis.Inf.The 3rd Family is Nicholis Cook b 1793 inShrewbury, Rutland, Vermont.
Any advise you can give me in validating these families would be appreciated.Sincerely Joyce( Aldrich) Tuttle
Admin reply: This is a military history site, not a genealogy site. I'm afraid none of these is a Vermont-born Civil War soldier.
Added: November 19, 2014Submitted by
Name: Carol Smith
From: West Springfield,MA
Good Morning,I am working on Forestdale Cem.,Holyoke,MA. Am trying to find all the men and women who fought in the Civil War.May I use your names to make sure these graves are flagged? Thank you for all your work.Accordimg to Ma. records Henry C. Tennant(Co C,12th Vt. Inf) and John J. Brooks(Co H,15th Vt. Inf) are listed as living in Holyoke,MA.
Admin reply: Sending you an email.
Added: October 12, 2014Submitted by
Name: William Simmons
From: Now Florida
Name: Nancy Morgan
From: Panton, Vermont 05491
I have located a picture of Artemus C. Cross who was enlisted with Company F sharpshooters. Mustered in on
9/20/62 and died at the Battle of Wilderness on 5/5/64.
He was my great grandmother's half brother (same father, different mother) It is a tin type and would like to reproduce it to be put on the website, if possible. Not sure how to do that???
Thanks to anyone who can give me advice.
Admin reply: Nancy,
Can you scan it, or take a picture of it?
If so, email it to me, firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll post it to the website.
Added: September 1, 2014Submitted by
Name: Susan Merritt
Not my first visit and as earlier thanks to all contributors for an excellent site. Lots here both for history students and genealogy buffs. Through your updates I now know a) where my ancestor is buried and b) that he lacks a headstone. I am working with Veterans Services and the Cemetery office to correct this. Put a star on your chart for a good deed accomplished.
Added: August 25, 2014Submitted by
Name: Scott B Mayo
From: Fontana, California
Name: Mary Henderson
From: Brattleboro, VT
There is a Dennis Chase in my family tree. I want to determine if he is the one who served in Company C of the 2nd Vermont Infantry. A Civil War burial record that I can see at ancestry.com lists a Dennis E. Chase. I can also see a June 1863 document that is a list of persons who are subject to do military duty. This document lists a Dennis B. Chase, age 22, with a residence of Windham as "in U.S. Service" under a column headed "Former Military Service." The Dennis Chase in my tree is the son of Arunah and Roxana Chase. I do not have a middle initial. The Dennis Chase of my research is the only one I can find in the 1850 and 1860 U.S. census records for Vermont. Should a soldier who died in 1861 be listed in that 1863 document? How can I determine the parents or some other relative of the Dennis who died in 1861? I understand that enlistment papers should be helpful, but do not know if it is possible to see such records. Thank you for any help you can offer.
Admin reply: Hi Mary,
Dennis Chase appears to be the son of Arunah and Roxana. In his service record, he lists his place of birth as Jamaica, even though he enlisted from the neighboring town of Windham. Arunah and Roxana and a Charles the right age, are listed in the 1850 Census for Jamaica.
He died of disease (pericarditis - an inflammation of the pericardium (the fibrous sac surrounding the heart) in the Union Hotel General Hospital, Georgetown, DC.
His enlistment record shows simply Dennis Chase, but his death record shows him as Dennis E. Chase.
Since there was no other Dennis Chase in the service, the July 1863 registration of men eligible for the draft listing him as in the service is interesting - making me wonder how they collected the names for that listing, since obviously he had been dead for nearly two years, which should make researchers take pause and not a man listed if he died up to 2 years earlier in the service!
I'll forward you by email a couple documents, including the death register.
Added: August 5, 2014