Civil War Monuments Related to Vermont
"In the centre of almost every village you will find a monument erected in memory of soldiers who were in the Civil War, and around the base of these monuments you will find carved, 'Bull Run, Chickamauga, Antietam, Wilderness, Gettysburg,' etc., places where the boys from those towns fought." (Slocum, 113)
No. 4.--AN ACT AUTHORIZING TOWNS TO ERECT MONUMENTS TO THE MEMORY OF DECEASED SOLDIERS.
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. At any town meeting, in the warning for which a suitable article for that purpose shall be inserted, any town may instruct its selectmen to erect a monument or monuments to the memory of citizens of such town, dying in the service of the country, during the present war, and may appropriate a sum of money sufficient to defray the expense of such erection.
Approved, October 30, 1863.
Source: Laws of Vermont, 1863, p 6.