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Vermont Historical Society Photographs

First/Last Presentation (Size C, F-HIS-CW)

A 16" X 19.5" presentation card produced by Vermont Adjutant General T. S. Peck in 1907 showing Vermont's first and last casualties of the war.

The first card incorrectly lists Private Dana Whitney, Co. B, 1st Vermont Infantry, as the first Vermont soldier killed (by bushwhackers), on July 22, 1861.

The second card correctly lists Corporal Russell Benjamin, Co. C, 2nd Vermont Infantry, as the first soldier killed (in action, at Bull Run), on July 21, 1861, the day before Whitney died.

Check the records for the five individuals listed in the two versions of the presentation:

Benjamin, Russell H.

Dunn, George B.

Farrington, Willard

Packard, George W.

Whitney, Dana H.

Heidi McColgan scanned all the photographs from this collection.