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Lest We Forget! Commemorating Vermont's participation in the War of Rebellion.



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4th Vermont Band (Gibson)
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"A Crucial Delay," at Burnside's Bridge (James Hope, 2nd VT)
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6th Vermont Staff, 10/61 (Italo)
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Rutland G.A.R. Post Members (GAR)
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8 Swinyer Brothers Served (People)
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1st Cavalry Monument, Gettysburg (Monuments)

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In perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale! - Catullus

Who We Are

A grassroots project documenting the story of the State's contributions to the war, and what happened to the participants during and after the war. For the purposes of this project, anyone who was born or died in Vermont, regardless of where they served, and anyone who served in a Vermont unit, regardless of where they were born, we consider a Vermonter. To that end, to date we have documented nearly 38,000 of Vermont's men and women who participated, on both sides of the war. (more)

Current Projects:

Adding gravestone pictures to our Virtual Cemeteries

Building a Virtual Museum of people, places and things.

Adding portraits, articles, and more to each person's record.

Please join us!

New logo courtesy of Janice Fitzgerald McClintock

What Happened Today, 24 October

10.24.186216th Regiment traveled to Washington, D.C., October 24-27. (Dyer)
10.24.1863Acting Master Morton, USS Conestoga, indicates he sent the steamer Lillie Martin and the tug Sweden, suspected of trading with the Confederates, near Napoleon, Miss. , to Cairo. (ORN)
10.24.1863U.S.S. Conestoga, Acting Master Gilbert Morton, seized steamer Lillie Martin and tug Sweden, suspected of trading with the Confederates, near Napoleon, Mississippi. (NavHist)
10.24.1863A joint army and navy expedition, consisting of the vessels USS Daylight and USS Howquah, and 125 men from the 158th New York, led by Lieutenant Colonel W. H. McNary, 75 men from Ninth Vt. regiments under the command of Colonel E. H. Ripley, and a battery from the 2nd Mass. Heavy Artillery, left Beaufort, N.C., proceeded to Bear Inlet, and destroyed 'without loss or serious opposition, three salt works, 150 sacks of salt, and a large number of empty barrels for spirits of turpentine.' (ORN)
10.24.1864Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
10.24.1864Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)