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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)

In perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale! - Catullus
For ever and ever, brother, hail and farewell.

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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

Researching significant pension dates for our soldiers (Vermont units first)./p>

Please join us!

Tom Ledoux,
Expatriate Green Mountain Boy
(443) 535-5276

New logo courtesy of Janice Fitzgerald McClintock

What Happened Today, 19 January

01.19.1862Samuel Whiting, US Consul at Nassau, informed Secretary of State Frederick W. Seward of the departure of the US gunboat Flambeau, Temple commanding, for Port Royal, South Carolina. The previous day, the rebel steamer Carolina (renamed Kate) arrived. Whiting said that 'Carolina, while coming up this harbor yesterday, ran between the Eliza Bonsall and the Flambeau, and dipped her colors (rebel) to the Confederate ally; and Captain Temple said in this consulate, and in the presence of several American captains, that 'had he seen it he would have answered the salute.' Dip the stars and stripes to the rebel rag! I told him that I would sooner hack my hand off than be guilty of such an act. (ORN)
01.19.1864Pvt James Alfred McCoy, Co. M, 1st VVC, deserted (1st Cavalry)
01.19.1865Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
01.19.1865Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)

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