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)
Unfortunately, that's not true. We have only identified 30 monuments that were in place by 1913, but there may be a few more. Monuments to veterans all all wars, including the Civil War, have been erected as recently at 2012, and at least a couple more are planned. But to date, we've only identified 80, but we are actively working with local historical societies to identify and photograph as many as we can.
We just recently added monuments or historical markers for Hinesburg, Sheffield, Danby, Bellows Falls, Albany, Montgomery and Wilmington and have promises of photos for Franklin. Based on a 20 year old study, Newfane, Barre, Rockingham, Bennington and Middlesex are also believed to have monuments, and we're hoping to add them soon as well.
The 1993-1994 study, part of a nation-wide project by Save Outdoor Scuplture!, and sponsored in Vermont by the Vermont Museum and Gallery Alliance, apparently only surveyed monuments with scupltures attached. It only identified 32 Civil War monuments in Vermont.
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.
Bellows Falls, Monument
Brandon, Douglas Monument
Brattleboro, Camps and Hospital
Brighton, Town Monument
Bristol, Monument and Cannon
Derby Line, Monument
Fair Haven, Cannon
General Williaml Wells Monument
Georgia, Stannard Monument
Goshen, Civil War Monument
Groton, Sleeping Sentinel Marker
Hardwick, Memorial Building
Hartland, Soldiers' Monument
Hinesburg, Historical Marker
Hyde Park, Cannon
Hyde Park, Monument
Middletown Springs, Monument
Saint Albans, Monument
Saint Johnsbury, Monument
Second Vermont Infantry, Historical Marker
South Royalton, Monument
Springfield Civil War Cannon Donated For Scrap
Stowe, 1906 Photo of Vets
Stowe, Memorial Building and Cannon
Woodstock, Monument and Parrott Rifle
Antietam, 1st Vermont Brigade Monument
Antietam, Co. E/H, 2nd US Sharpshooters Monument
Antietam, Co. F, 1st US Sharpshooters Monument
Big Bethel, Monument
Cedar Creek, Painting and Monument
Gettysburg, "1st Shot"
Gettysburg, 13th Vermont Infantry
Gettysburg, 14th Vermont Infantry
Gettysburg, 16th Vermont Infantry
Gettysburg, 1st Vermont Brigade
Gettysburg, 1st Vermont Cavalry
Gettysburg, Co. F, 1st US Sharpshooters
Gettysburg, Cos. E&H, 2nd US Sharpshooters
Gettysburg, State Monument Restoration, 2011-2012
Gettysburg, Vermont State Monument
Gettysburg, William Wells
Lee's Mill, 3rd Vermont Infantry
Monocacy, 10th Vermont Infantry
Wilderness, 1st Vermont Brigade