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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 more than 37,000 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 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, 19 January

1862/01/19Samuel Whiting, US Consul at Nassau, informed Secretary of State Frederick W. Seward of the departure of the US gunboat Flambeau, Temple commanding, for Port Royal, South Carolina. The previous day, the rebel steamer Carolina (renamed Kate) arrived. Whiting said that 'Carolina, while coming up this harbor yesterday, ran between the Eliza Bonsall and the Flambeau, and dipped her colors (rebel) to the Confederate ally; and Captain Temple said in this consulate, and in the presence of several American captains, that 'had he seen it he would have answered the salute.' Dip the stars and stripes to the rebel rag! I told him that I would sooner hack my hand off than be guilty of such an act. (ORN)
1864/01/19Pvt James Alfred McCoy, Co. M, 1st VVC, deserted (1st Cavalry)
1865/01/19Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1865/01/19Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)




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