They say "Dead Men, as you know, Tell No Tales," but that isn't true. These Civil War soldiers left reports, letters, journals, photographs, etc., and have been remembered, not only on every Memorial Day but on the 25th, 50th, 75th, 100th and 150th anniversaries of their incredible journeys. (Quote attributed to the Persian poet Sa'di, c1250)
We are a grassroots project documenting the story of the State's contributions to the war, and what happened to Vermont men and women 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 more than 38,000 Vermonters who participated, on both sides of the war.
You can navigate the site by using the "Menu Options" at the top right-hand side on every page on the site, or from a tailored menu on the left, which changes with the section you are visiting.
Major projects include:
More than 5,000 Virtual Cemeteries
A Virtual Museum of people, places and things,
Unit Rosters, Letters, Diaries, etc.
Monuments, cannon and Roadside Markers
Nativity and Pre-War Occupations
Frequently Asked Questions
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What Happened Today, 23 July
|1862/07/23||Extract from the report of Commander Renshaw, US Navy, commanding division of Mortar Flotilla, regarding the operations of his command: '… Acting Assistant Surgeon E. H. Allis … for kind and unremitting attention to the sick… (ORN)|
|1863/07/23||Captain Emmons to Rear Admiral Farragut: 'I received your order by the Winona. I am on my way up to relieve the Richmond. (ORN)|
|1863/07/23||Captain Emmons, USS Monongahela, commanding Division in Mississippi, to Commander Robert Townsend, US Ironclad Essex, Donaldsonville: 'I am ordered to relieve the Richmond, Captain Jenkins, at Port Hudson, and for the present look to you for the protection of this place and points on the river below. (ORN)|
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