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Welcome to 'Vermont in the Civil War,' 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.

We are not a genealogy project, but genealogists can profit from the research we have done - to determine the details of the soldiers' service, their dates of birth and death, and their final resting place. If you have biographical information you'd like to share, please contact us.

The project was started in 1996, with one photograph and 82 names, has grown tremendously over the last 17 years, and continues to do so. To date, we have documented over 35,000 veterans, 3,100 who were drafted but did not serve and a number of related civilians.

More than 28,000 served in Vermont units. Another 7,000+ served in the regular Army, Navy and Marine Corps, or in units in other states. At least 50 served for the Confederacy. More than 2,300 served in two or more units. The civilians we included were state and federal employees involved in the war effort, nurses, sutlers, members of the Christian and Sanitary Commissions and a few others.

In 2013, 109,877 people visited the site, and it received more than two million hits. In May 2014, 13,531 people visited 34,643 times, an daily average of 1,117 guests! Based on feedback we have received, visitors include family genealogists, historians, Civil War buffs, teachers, students, and the occasional Rebel. More than 4,460 folks have registered as descendants of these veterans.

Who are we? First and foremost, volunteers. No one gets paid anything. More than 300 individuals have donated material, written biographies, transcribed obituaries and taken photographs of headstones across the country. Three individuals have taken more than 2,500 cemetery photographs each. One individual has transcribed more 770 obituaries, another more than 680. Some take lists we provide and go out and take photographs. Others spend significant amounts of time finding the final resting place of these veterans before going out and photographing their graves.

But, there are still gaps. We still don't know what happened to nearly 5,600 of the soldiers, sailors and marines who served. For some, we have nothing at all post-war, for others, just a date when and/or a location where they were last noted living. For about half, we know their final resting place and have photographs of their graves, or links to sites like Findagrave.com. We are working on it, but we could use more help. Interested?

Please join us!

Tom Ledoux, Expatriate Green Mountain Boy, Webmaster

The following soldiers died today, September 19th:

Badger, Ira J., age 27, cred. to Williamstown, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Bartley, Owen, age 33, cred. to Weathersfield, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Battles, Edwin S., age 25, cred. to Randolph, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Beauvais, Lewis, age 18, cred. to Swanton, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, VA

Belair, Joseph, age 25, cred. to Rutland, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Bingham, Peter, age 37, cred. to Randolph, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Randolph Center Cemetery, Randolph, VT

Black, James F., age 17, cred. to Putney, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, VT

Blake, Charles E., age 0, cred. to Charleston, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, VA

Blood, Charles J., age 20, cred. to Putney, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Blood, Zaccheus, age 20, cred. to Cavendish, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Final resting place unknown, ,

Buxton, Charles, age 28, cred. to Rockingham, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Immanuel Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT

Campbell, Bertrand D., age 20, cred. to Waitsfield, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Wait Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT

Carron, Duncan, age 32, cred. to Isle La Motte, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Chaffee, Joel Washington, age 28, cred. to Greensboro, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Clark, Josiah, age 18, cred. to Topsham, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Waits River Cemetery, Topsham, VT

Colt, Daniel Jr., age 0, cred. to Brookfield, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Old Cemetery, Brookfield, VT

Crosier, James K. P., age 19, cred. to Halifax, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Halifax Center Cemetery, Halifax, VT

Crowell, William H., age 21, cred. to Hyde Park, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashua, NH

Currier, Stephen, age 24, cred. to Saint Johnsbury, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Davis, George P., age 25, cred. to Bolton, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Davis, James J., age 0, cred. to Canaan, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Davis, John E., age 25, cred. to Cambridge, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Annapolis National Cemetery, Annapolis, MD

Dewey, Henry Albee, age 30, cred. to Waitsfield, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: New Bern National Cemetery, New Bern, NC

Dillingham, Edwin, age 23, cred. to Waterbury, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Hope/Village Cemetery, Waterbury, VT

Duhigg, Dennis, age 21, cred. to Lyndon, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT

Dunbar, Lyman, age 25, cred. to Orwell, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Field, Alonzo H., age 19, cred. to New Haven, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, VT

Fisher, Edmund, age 43, cred. to Guilford, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Foster, William S. Jr., age 26, cred. to Royalton, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: South Royalton Cemetery, Royalton, VT

Fuller, Dan B., age 20, cred. to Fairlee, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Fairlee Village Cemetery, Fairlee, VT

Goodrich, Allen W., age 19, cred. to Benson, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore, MD

Gray, Edwin S., age 24, cred. to Glover, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Saint Johnsbury, VT

Jenks, Charles E., age 18, cred. to Marlboro, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Jenks Cemetery, Marlboro, VT

Knight, Aaron P., age 20, cred. to Weathersfield, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Leazer, Samuel, age 0, cred. to Barre, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Lesage, Simon, age 24, cred. to Plymouth, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Louiselle, John, age 31, cred. to Swanton, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Church Street Cemetery, Swanton, VT

Lucas, Charles W., age 0, cred. to Peacham, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Saint Johnsbury, VT

McAllaster, Daniel, age 32, cred. to Vermont
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Lyman Cemetery, Columbia, NH

McCarty, John, age 35, cred. to Berlin, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Saint Johns Cemetery, Northfield, VT

McGowan, Orcemer R., age 28, cred. to Highgate, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Naylor, John, age 35, cred. to Brandon, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, VA

Phinney, Edgar M., age 24, cred. to Middlebury, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

Pierce, Walter W., age 18, cred. to Marlboro, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Reed, William, age 22, cred. to Tunbridge, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, VA

Spaulding, Alden A., age 21, cred. to Bridgewater, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, VA

Thompson, Charles Edwin, age 0, cred. to Bennington, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Hamilton Center Cemetery, Hamilton, NY

Towle, Ransom Winfield, age 25, cred. to Rochester, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Bingo Cemetery, West Rochester, VT

Upham, Charles P., age 0, cred. to Westminster, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: East Putney Cemetery, Putney, VT

Valentine, William P., age 18, cred. to Burlington, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Died in Virginia, , Virginia

Vondell, Joseph, age 24, cred. to Woodstock, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT

Webster, Chauncey G., age 20, cred. to Troy, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: May be buried in ..., , Georgia

Wyman, Nathaniel B., age 19, cred. to Wardsboro, VT
Died 09/19/1864; buried: Pine Grove Cemetery, Hinsdale, NH