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

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4th Vermont Band (Gibson)
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"A Crucial Delay," at Burnside's Bridge (James Hope, 2nd VT)
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6th Vermont Staff, 10/61 (Italo)
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Rutland G.A.R. Post Members (GAR)
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8 Swinyer Brothers Served (People)
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1st Cavalry Monument, Gettysburg (Monuments)

In perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale! - Catullus
For ever and ever, brother, hail and farewell.

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Who 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 38,000 of Vermont's men and women who participated, on both sides of the war. (more)

Current Projects:

Adding gravestone pictures to our Virtual Cemeteries

Researching significant pension dates for our soldiers (Vermont units first)./p>

Please join us!

Tom Ledoux,
Expatriate Green Mountain Boy
(443) 535-5276

New logo courtesy of Janice Fitzgerald McClintock

What Happened Today, 3 March

03.3.1862Forces under Flag Officer S. F. Du Pont took Fernandina, Florida, and the surrounding area in joint operations against the South Atlantic coast. (NavHist)
03.3.1863Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Fort Slocum, D.C. (more)
03.3.1863President Lincoln signed the first Conscription Act, requiring the enrollment of all males between the ages of 20 and 45. (Lincoln)
03.3.1863Commander Emmons, USS R. R. Cuyler, reporting from Havana, told Acting Rear Admiral Wilkes that he had 'had a tedious time with the machinery of this vessel, and just as I have finished and prepared to join you, I learn upon my arrival here that orders were sent over to Key West last night for me, from Admiral Farragut, to return to my blockade duty in his squadron. (ORN)
03.3.1865Congress authorizes the formation of the Freedman's Bureau
03.3.1865Acting Master Holley, at the New York Navy Yard, acknowledged receipt of orders promoting him from executive officer to command of USS New Berne, and pledged to 'endeavor to carry out the orders of the Department to the best of my abilities.' (ORN)
03.3.1865Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)

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