Name: Roger Smith
Name: Shelly Stoll
From: New York
looking for information on ....As Francis Mullings served in Co. L 11th Vermont Infantry during the Civil War. Captured at the Weldon Railroad 6/23/1864. Survived Andersonville. Paroled 4/5 or 4/21/65. Discharged 5/18/65. Living in Delhi, New York, on 1890 roster. Died of cerebral apoplexy in the village of Delhi 3/15/1925. Buried as Frank H. Smith in the Woodland Cemetery at Delhi Township, Delaware County, New York. Frank Mullins aka Frank Smith granted an invalid pension in 18?7 from New York. Sarah Smith granted a widow's pension in 1925. ...taking from findagrave.com. For my son's family tree. This is his great-great-great grandfather. Thank you for any help. Can be reached at email@example.com....................shelly
Added: August 17, 2013Submitted by
Name: Erin Day-Chesley
From: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Name: Michael Stewart
My great-great-great grandfather Hiram Eugene Hardy, was captured at Weldon Railroad June 23, 1864, then sent to Libby prison, then Andersonville. Five months later he escaped with three other men from a transport train 11/11/64 taking him to Camp Lawton in Millen. Using a shared pocketknife to cut through the bottom of the cramped train they squeezed out at a stop at night. Slaves they met gave them food - and onions to rub on themselves to evade the confederate scent hounds - and 17 days later they caught up with Sherman on his march to the sea. He wrote a first person account of this in a Big Rapids, MI newspaper in the 1800's where he was postmaster of Big Rapids appointed by President Harrison and later McKinley. This is confirmed in David Cross's book "A Meloncholy Affair At They Weldon Railroad: The Vermont Brigade, June 23, 1864". I also have a photo of him as a young man. I believe that he was in Company C. of the 4th Infantry.
Added: July 29, 2013Submitted by
Name: Andrew Dalton
From: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
I am a volunteer at Gettysburg for both the park service library and the Adams County Historical Society. I just wanted to tell you that this is, by far, one of the best Civil War databases that I have ever seen. Thank you for your hard work! You must have given some of your materials to Howard Coffin for his book, or did he bring some of these sources to you?
Admin reply: Thanks for your kind words!
Howard Coffin and I are not on speaking terms. I'll leave it at that.
Vermont in the Civil War
Added: July 15, 2013Submitted by
Name: Roland Frodigh
From: Annandale VA
I am a Civil War relic hunter and collector. Years ago I recovered the ID disk of one David Burns of Company K. Is your group interested in a picture of this relic. I recovered it in McLean Virginia on the site of Camp Griffin. I have tried to track this member of the 6th VT but have been unable to find where he went upon mustering out in 1865.
Added: July 8, 2013Submitted by
Name: Carole Ellis
From: Plymouth Ma
My husband and I are Celebrating the 150th at Gettysburg. Was excited to see the monument marker at the battlefield for 16th regiment where my great great grandfather Henry Knight was wounded on July 3. On our way to the reenactment. At a later date I will submit a pic oh him, his gravesite, and other info I may have. Happy to find your website.
Admin reply: Thanks for signing our guestbook. Looking forward to your material!
Added: July 6, 2013Submitted by
Name: Judy Morrison
Thank you for posting all the information. My gr-gr grandmother's brother was Sgt. Jarvis Wentworth. He served with the 1st Vermont Cavalry and was mwia at Hagerstown following action at Gettysburg. I have a lot of information on him, but need to know what sort of information you would like to have.
Admin reply: Judy,
We'd be honored to share anything you'd like to contribute. Most of the time that include photos, letters, diaries, additional military information on the soldiers, and basic family information, usually parents, wife and children.
You can send the material to me, firstname.lastname@example.org
Regards and thanks,
Added: July 4, 2013Submitted by
Name: Cathy Lilburne
From: Garrison, NY
Hello, we would like to submit information on our ancestor, William Frederick Clark of the 16th Vermont. B. 16 Apr 1843, D. 7 Aug 1896 in Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont. He is buried in Fairview Cemetery with his wife Emma Artelicia Read Clark. I have posted a photo of his grave on Find a grave. Please let us know how to register as his descendent.
Cathy Lilburne, who was prompted to do this because of the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg.
Admin reply: Cathy,
Go to http://vermontcivilwar.org/descend/descend.php, and fill out the form.
Added: July 4, 2013