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Foreign Born Vermont Soldiers


The overwhelming majority of foreign-born soldiers in Vermont regiments came from Canada and Ireland.

NOTE: Not all the soldiers born in Canada can be assumed to have come from there for the sole purpose of fighting in the Civil War, especially the older ones, who could have immigrated decades before the war. Identifying those who came solely to fight would be problematic, and well beyond the scope of this project.

Forty percent of the German-born soldiers who served in the Vermont Light Artillery Batteries in Louisiana were local recruits, and never came to Vermont.

Those born in Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka) and Siam (Thailand) were the children of Vermont-born missionaries to those countries.

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