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Books, Manuscripts, Etc.

Buck's Book (A View of the 3rd Vermont Infantry Regiment) Edited by John E. Balzer, Published by Balzer & Assoc. Bolingbrook, IL 1993 Erastus Buck enlisted as a sergeant in Company D of the 3rd Vermont Infantry rising in rank to Captain. This is an edited collection of his letters home beginning on July 30 1861 and ending just before the time of his death. After the battle in the Wilderness on May 5, 1864. Soft back edition, 84 pages.

Deeds of Valor By Joseph Perrien; Published by Perrien - Keydel Co. Detroit, Mi. 1905. A two volume set listing all Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients to that date, including those from the 1st Vermont Brigade in the Civil War. Hard back edition, 1,112 pages.

Full Duty (Vermonters in the Civil War) Written by Howard Coffin, Published by Countryman Press, Woodstock VT 1993. A complete overview of the Civil War as experienced by the men from Vermont. This work touches up the key events in which Vermont Volunteers took part. Coffin mentions each regiment, their commanders and their place in history. Hard back edition, 376 pages.

Hard Marching Every Day (The Civil War Letters of Private Wilbur Fisk 1861-1865) Edited by Emil & Ruth Rosenblatt; Published by University Press of Kansas 1983. Wilbur Fisk was a private in Company E of the 2nd Vermont Infantry. Throughout the war, Fisk wrote letters to The Green Mountain Freeman, an influential newspaper published in Montpelier. He details his life as a soldier, touching upon the most important events in the history of the 1st Vermont Brigade. Hard back edition, 383 pages.

Letters to Vermont (From Her Civil War Soldier Correspondents To The Home Press) By Donald H. Wickman, Published by Images from the Past - Bennington, VT 1998. An insightful collection of letters written by soldiers from various Vermont regiments during the Civil War. Hard back edition, 237 pages.

Manual of Bayonet Exercise (Prepared by the Army of the United States) Written by George B. McClellan - Published by J.B. Lippincott & Company, Philadelphia, PA - 1862. Teaching the art of fencing with the bayonet. This copy Presented to Captain Elijah Wales by Lieutenant Bradbury W. Hight both of Company C, 2nd Vermont Infantry. Hardback - 164 pages

Proceedings of the Reunion Society of Vermont Officers (And The Roster Of The Society) Written by Committee - Published by Burlington Free Press Association, Burlington, Vt - 1885. Covers from the first to the twenty first reunion, 1864 to 1884. With keynote speeches and the rolls of officers and members for each year. Hardback - 487 pages.

Put the Vermonters Ahead (The The Vermont Brigade in the Civil War) Written by George W. Parsons - Published by White Mane Publishing Company,Shippensburg, PA - 1996 A modern accounting of the 1st Vermont Brigade, including it's leaders, heroes and place on the field of battle. An informative work. Hardback, 216 pages.

Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Vermont 1864 By Peter T. Washburn, Published by Walton's Steam Press Montpelier, Vt 1864. An official report listing the rolls of all units, each soldier's rank and home town as well as any known history on that individual to date. Hard back edition, 725 pages.

Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Vermont 1866 By Peter T. Washburn, Published by Walton's Steam Press Montpelier, Vt. An official report listing the rolls of all units, each soldier's rank and home town as well as any known history on that individual to date. This copy was presented by Brigadier General William Wells of Waterbury Vt. who began the war as a private in the 1st Vermont Cavalry, rose in rank to Colonel of that unit before being promoted to General in command of a brigade in the Army of the Potomac Cavalry Corps. Wounded twice and taken prisoner in 1863. He served as Adjutant General of Vermont from 1866 until 1872. Given to Dan K. Hall of Pittsford Vt. who rose in ranks to Brevet Major in the 12th Vermont Infantry. Hardback edition, 325 pages.

Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion Compiled by Theodore S. Peck, Published by Watchman Co. Montpelier, Vt 1892. An official record of all military units raised to participate in the Civil War. This includes complete rosters of each unit and a brief history of each man's service. This copy is also listed under 6th Vermont as it is inscribed to Private John McFeeters of Co. K. Hard back edition, 863 pages.

Soldier's Record of Jericho Vermont By E.H. Lane, Published by R.S. Styles Book Printers, Burlington, Vt. 1868. A record of every man from Jericho Vt. who served in a military unit during the Civil War. Hard back edition, 47 pages.

State of Vermont - Journal of the House - October Session, 1861. Published by Authority and Printed by E.P. Walton, Montpelier. Vt. 1861. A record of the minutes for the Vermont House of Representatives from October 10 to October 31, 1861. This includes motions, resolutions and the passage of bills as well as reports from the Sergeant At Arms. There are many motions concerning Vermont's role in the War. Soft covers, 500 pages.

State of Vermont - Journal of the House - Annual Session, 1862 Published by Authority and Printed by The Freeman Printing Establishment Montpelier. Vt. 1863. A record of the minutes for the Vermont House of Representatives for the year 1862 This includes motions, resolutions and the passage of bills, as well as reports from the Sergeant At Arms. There are many motions concerning Vermont's role in the Civil War. Soft covers, 548 pages.

State of Vermont - Journal of the House - Annual Session, 1863 Published by Authority and Printed by The Freeman Printing Establishment Montpelier. Vt. 1863. A record of the minutes for the Vermont House of Representatives for the year 1862. This includes motions, resolutions and the passage of bills, as well as reports from the Sergeant At Arms. There are many motions concerning Vermont's role in the Civil War. Soft covers, 368 pages.

State of Vermont - Journal of the House - Annual Session, 1864. Published by Authority and Printed by The Freeman Printing Establishment Montpelier. Vt. 1865. A record of the minutes for the Vermont House of Representatives for the year 1862. This includes motions, resolutions and the passage of bills, as well as reports from the Sergeant At Arms. There are many motions Concerning Vermont's role in the Civil War. Soft wraps - 486 pages.

State of Vermont - Journal of the Senate - Annual Session, 1863 Published by Authority and Printed by The Freeman Printing Establishment Montpelier. Vt. 1863. A record of the minutes for the Vermont Senate for the year 1863. This includes motions, resolutions and the passage of bills, as well as reports from the Sergeant At Arms. There are many motions relating to Vermont's role in the Civil War. Soft covers, 221 pages.

Laws of Vermont - 1861 - Published by Authority and Printed by E.P. Walton - Montpelier. Vt. 1861. A record of public Acts entered into law in the State of Vermont in 1861. This includes many motions concerning Vermont's role in the Civil War. Soft wraps -205 pages.

An Unknown Heroine (An Historical Episode Of The War Between the States) Written by L.E. Chittenden - Published by Richmond, Croscup & Co. New York, NY - 1893. The Civil War experiences of Lieutenant Henry E. Bedell 11th Vermont Infantry Co. D. How he was wounded on Sept. 13, 1864 and how his life was saved because of the care of Betty Van Metre, a Confederate soldier's wife and resident of Berryville, Virginia. Hardback - 314 pages.

The Vermont Brigade in the Shenandoah Valley 1864 By Aldace F. Walker; Published by Free Press Association , Burlington, VT 1869. A historical account of the part taken by The The Vermont Brigade in the Shenandoah Valley campaign of 1864. A concise, well written narrative of this brief period in the history of the Old Brigade. Hard back edition, 191 pages.

Vermont in the Civil War By G.G. Benedict; Published by The Free Press Association, Burlington Vermont. 1886. A two volume set detailing the deeds of all military units from Vermont that fought in the Civil War. This set was owned by Erwin L. Putman of Wardsboro, Vt. who served as a private in Co. H, 8th Vermont Infantry. Hard back edition, 1,428 pages.

Vermont in the Rebellion By Otis F. Waite; Published by Tracy, Chase & Company, Claremont N.H. 1869. A historical account of the part taken by Vermont in the Civil War. This copy was presented by Rufus L.Barney who served as a private in the Vermont Frontier Cavalry (a unit organized to guard the Northern border after the St. Albans raid) to Edward Vinclette who served as a private in Co. K 6th Vermont Infantry until May 1862 then went to the 10th Vermont Infantry, where he rose in rank to 1st Lieutenant of Co. K. Hard back edition, 288 pages.

Vermont Quarterly Gazetteer. (A Historical Magazine Number 5 Chittenden County). A 6 inch X 10 inch, magazine, listing the officers and men of Chittenden County who volunteered in various Vermont regiments. Paper wraps, 80 pages.

Memorial Record Of The Soldiers from Greensboro Vermont (To Aid In Subduing The Great Rebellion of 1861-5). 5 X 7 inch booklet containing the names and histories of all men who enlisted from Greensboro, VT. Prepared by E.E. Rolins, published by the Freeman Printing House, Montpelier in 1868. Also gives a brief history of every Vermont regiment, and statistics on total enrollments. Paper wraps, 77 pages.

Quite Ready To Be Sent Somewhere (The Civil War Letters of Aldace Freeman Walker). A comprehensive collection of letters written by A.F. Walker, an officer of the 11th Vermont Infantry. Edited by Tom Ledoux, and published by Trafford Publishing in 2002. Contains numerous photos from the Italo collection. Signed by Ledoux. Paper wraps, 402 pages.

The Second Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment (1861-1865). A complete regimental history of the 2nd Vermont, written by Paul G. Zeller, published in 2002 by Mc Farland & Company. Contains a personal history of every member of the regiment as well as several photos from the Italo collection. Hardback, 337 pages.

Men Of Vermont In Confederate Prisons (The Personal Narrative). First hand account by Ellery H. Webster of Company F, 11th Vermont Inf. of his capture and imprisonment in Libby, then Andersonville. Compiled by Rosa Goodrich. Paper wraps, 53 pages.


Broadsides

8 X 10 Broadside list of soldiers in the 2nd & 3rd Vt. entitled to $100.00 enlistment bounty. (includes 107 names)


Correspondence

Letter from Capt. Charles Edson Stevens detailing the execution of 2 Vermont Brigade soldiers. Captain Stevens was in the 77th New York Infantry which served in the 2nd Division of the 6th Corps along with the 1st Vermont Brigade. He and his regiment were witness to the execution of Private John Tague of Co F, 5th VT and Private George E Blowers of Co. A, 2nd VT. This incident was also described on page 175 of Hard Marching Every Day: The Civil War Letters of Private Wilbur Fisk 1861-1865.

Letter from George Alfred Merrill (secretary to Vermont Gov. Fairbanks) to Lucius E. Chittenden (U.S. Registrar of the Treasury in Lincoln's Cabinet) dated May 28, 1861, concerning his urgent request for arms for the first volunteer infantry regiments.

Letter from O. T. Campbell to Richard W. Hyde of Montpelier VT, dated Nov 28, 1864 concerning the great deeds of honor performed by Vermonters in the war.


Booklets and Pamphlets

  Company I - 2nd Vermont Volunteers (A List of Surviving Members) Printed by Times Printers, Bellows Falls, Vt. A 4 inch X 5 inch pamphlet listing 108 surviving members of this company, along with each man's mailing address at that time. Paper wraps, 6 pages.

Company I - 2nd Vermont Volunteers Three 4 inch X 6 inch booklets listing the entire roll of company I. These hand written booklets include the soldiers who died in battle, the addresses of many surviving members and the veterans who recently passed away. Paper wraps 70 total pages.

4th Vermont Volunteers (Roster & Roll at the First Reunion 1888) Printed by Watchman Publishing Co. Montpelier, Vt. 1889. A 6 inch X 8.5 inch pamphlet listing the surviving members of this regiment who attended the First Reunion, held at Montpelier, Vt. This includes each man's mailing address at that time. Paper wraps, 12 pages.

 Companies E & G - 11th Vermont Volunteers (The Veteran Society - Organized in 1893) A 3.4 inch X 5 inch pamphlet listing the current members of this organization in 1907. This includes veterans of these two companies who had recently passed away. Paper wraps, 8 pages.

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (Circular No. 6 - Series of 1906) In Memory of Ward Bullard Hurlburt, Captain 2nd Vermont Volunteers. A 5.5 X 8 inch pamphlet giving tribute to Hurlburt, who passed away at home in Burlington VT on November 5, 1905. Also included is a detailed record of his service in Company K of the 2nd Vermont Infantry. 6 pages.

Rollins, E. E., compiler. "The Memorial Record Of The Soldiers Who Enlisted From Greensboro, Vermont, To Aid In Subduing The Great Rebellion Of 1861-5, Accompanied By A Brief History Of Each Regiment That Left The State." Montpelier, Freeman Printing House, 1868.