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This page documents the major sources consulted in the development of the Vermont In The Civil War database. Many of the resources listed below are free. Others require a paid subscription, membership, or a fee for admission; some charge a fee per item requested. We have tagged those resources that are not free with a $.

Rosters

Vermont, for obvious reasons, is listed first. New York, Illinois, New Hampshire and Massachusetts each had more than 1,200 Vermonters in their ranks. Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin are also included; each had more than 500 Vermonters in their ranks.

Note; HathiTrust Digital Library is a free resource, but requires access through a participating organization - historical societies, university libraries and some large public libraries.

Vermont Adjutant & Inspector General. Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and lists of Vermonters who served in the Army and Navy of the United States During The War of the Rebellion, 1861-66. [HathiTrust Digital Library] (Link)

Massachusetts Adjutant General. Massachusetts soldiers, sailors, and marines in the civil war. [HathiTrust Digital Library] (Link)

New Hampshire Adjutant General. Revised register of the soldiers and sailors of New Hampshire in the war of the rebellion. 1861-1866. [HathiTrust Digital Library] (Link)

Phisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of The Rebellion, 1861-1865 [HathiTrust Digital Library] (Link)

New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center. New York Civil War Units (Link)

$ - New York State Archives. Ancestry.com. New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. (Link)

Illinois State Archives. Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls (Link)

Iowa Adjutant General. Roster and record of Iowa soldiers in the war of the rebellion, together with historical sketches of volunteer organizations, 1861-1866 [HathiTrust Digital Library] (Link)

Minnesota Civil War Database [Dalby Database] (Link)

Quiner, E. B. The Military History of Wisconsin: A Record of the Civil and Military Patriotism of the State, in the War For The Union. [HathiTrust Digital Library] (Link)

Additional Wartime Databases

Caveat lector! (let the reader beware). The Historic Data Systems database frequently lists a muster out date, when the soldier actually died in service. The Draft Registration Records DO NOT MEAN the individual was drafted, but simply that he was in the draft pool, not necessarily drafted. The Compiled Service Records for Vermont are complete as well as many of the other States, but it is a work in progress for fold3.com.

$ - Historic Data Systems, compiler. U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. (Link)

$ - NARA. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. (Link)

$ - NARA. Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. (Link)

$ - NARA. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. (Link)

$ - NARA. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1863-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. (Link)

$ - NARA. Compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers. [database on-line]. Fold3.com. 2013 (Link)

$ - NARA. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. (Link)

NARA. Naval Enlistment Rendezvous Records, 1855-1891 FamilySearch.org (Link)

$ - NARA. Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. (Link)

Pension Record Indices

Notes: There are currently three types of pension index databases available.
Prior to 1907, there are two variants, an Alphabetical listing (T288) and an Organizational listing (T289). They contain different information.

The T288 variant includes unit, name and date(s) of pension application/approval for the soldier, and frequently shows his widow, dependent children and/or parents. Occasionally there is crossreference information if the widow was also married to another soldier. Most of them also show the state the application occurred in.

The T289 variant includes unit, name and date(s) of pension application/approval for the soldier, and often his date and place of death. It also includes dates for widow/minor/parents, BUT NOT their names.

The T289 variant is available in two databases. The Flag fold3.com version includes the actual index cards; the Flag FamilySearch.com version contains the name, unit and a date (but doesn't indicate whether the date is for the soldier's pension or the widow's). While it does not show the actual index card, it does show that there is a pension. It does, however, include a link to the actual index card on fold3.com.

Starting in 1907, pension payment cards are available, which have details of pension amounts, date of death, widow's names and frequently addresses.

$ - NARA. Index to Pension Files (Alphabetical Sort/T288) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. (Link)

NARA. Index to Pension Files (Organizational Sort/T289) [online-database] FamilySearch (Link)

$ - NARA. Index to Pension Files (Organizational Sort/T289) [online-database] Fold3.com (Link)

NARA. Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933. FamilySearch : 14 June 2016. (Link)

Cemetery and Other Postwar Databases

BillionGraves.com (Link)

Find A Grave. (Link)

Interment.net. Cemetery Records Online (Link)

NARA. Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890.. FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. (Link)

$ - NARA. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. (Link)

NARA. Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949 FamilySearch.org (Link)

$ - NARA. Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. (Link)

$ - NARA. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. (Link)

$ - NARA. Reports of Deaths of American Citizens Abroad, 1835-1974 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. (Link)

NCA. National Gravesite Locator. (Link)

Politicalgraveyard.com. The Internet's Most Comprehensive Source of U.S. Political Biography (Link)

Postwar Publications (Under Construction)

Dodge, Prentiss Cutler. Encyclopedia, Vermont biography : a series of authentic biographical sketches of the representative men of Vermont and sons of Vermont in other states. [HathiTrust Digital Library] (Link)

Hemenway, Abby Maria. The Vermont Historical Gazetteer: A magazine, embracing a history of each town, civil, ecclesiastical, biographical and military. Volumes 1-5. [HathiTrust Digital Library] (Link)

Hemenway, Abby Maria. Index to The Vermont Historical Gazetteer: A magazine, embracing a history of each town, civil, ecclesiastical, biographical and military. [HathiTrust Digital Library] (Link)

Stone, Arthur Fairbanks. The Vermont of Today With Its Historic Background, Attractions and People. Vol. i (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., In., 1929) [Archive.org] (Link)

Stone, Arthur Fairbanks. The Vermont of Today With Its Historic Background, Attractions and People. Vol. ii (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., In., 1929) [Archive.org] (Link)

Stone, Arthur Fairbanks. The Vermont of Today With Its Historic Background, Attractions and People. Vol. iii (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., In., 1929) [Archive.org] (Link)

Stone, Arthur Fairbanks. The Vermont of Today With Its Historic Background, Attractions and People. Vol. iv (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., In., 1929) [Archive.org] (Link)

Ullery, Jacob G. et al. Men of Vermont: an illustrated biographical history of Vermonters and sons of Vermont. [HathiTrust Digital Library] (Link)

Newspapers

$ - GenealogyBank.com Historical Newspapers (Link)

Library of Congress. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (1789-1924) (Link)

$ - Newspapers.com Newspapers from the 1700s-2000s (Link)

See Newspapers for links to biographies, obituaries and other articles added to soldiers' records.

Additional Sources

Civil War Reserach Resources from the Vermont Historical Society

Civil War Articles published in the Vermont Historical Societies' Vermont History Journal.

See Digitized Books Online for additional books available on Google Books.

Civil War Transcriptions available from the Vermont Historical Society

Civil War Broadsides and Ephemera from the University of Vermont's Center for Digital Initiatives

Guide to the Civil War Collection of Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library