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

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 nearly 37,100 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 of the site 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.
Nativity and Pre-War Occupations
Research Aids
Frequently Asked Questions

Please join us!

Tom Ledoux,
Expatriate Green Mountain Boy
Webmaster
tomledoux.civilwar@gmail.com
(443) 535-5276

New logo courtesy of Janice Fitzgerald McClintock

What Happened Today, 12 November

11.12.1861Stephen Thomas, native of West Fairlee, a democratic member of the Vt. Legislature, was commissioned Colonel of the 8th Regiment, which he immediately proceeded to recruit. (Peck)
11.12.1861Fingal (later CSS Atlanta), purchased in England, entered Savannah laden with military supplies -- the first ship to run the blockade solely on Confederate government account. (NavHist)
11.12.18641st Vt. Cav. engaged at Middle and Back Road, Va. (Battles)
11.12.1864The 8th Regiment was In camp, Newtown, Va. through December 20. (Peck)
11.12.1864Major John W. Steele, U.S. Volunteers, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
11.12.1864Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
11.12.1864Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)




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