Name: Mike Kehoe
From: Strasburg, Va
Name: Patricia Ross Costantini
From: Ithaca, NY
Name: Tyler Resch
From: librarian at the Bennington Museum
We have been searching for a George G. Purdy, born in Manchester, Vt., about 1830, who moved to Iowa and married a Mary E. White in Scott County, Iowa, in 1857. I find a Civil War draft registration record for him residing in Hickory Grove, Iowa, age 34, born in Vermont about 1829. Querist is searching for his parents. Purdy was a big name in early Manchester but we cannot pin down who his parents were.
Added: October 16, 2013Submitted by
Name: Eileen Decoteau
From: Summerfield, FL
Two years ago I visited a museum in FL and saw a framed document which is the original discharge paper (signed) for Elias Edison Cox of Vermond. He was in the 7th VT Infantry. Enlisted 12/17/1861, and discharged 3/14/1866.
I have a picture of it if anyone is interested. The quality is not very good as I was using a flash. If anyone is interested I will go back and see if it's still there and I will try and get a better picture.
Added: October 15, 2013Submitted by
Name: Chris Kelly
From: Schaghticoke, NY
I am interested in men who joined the band of the 2nd. why did the band only serve for 6 months?
Admin reply: Chris,
Just about every regiment that was fielded early in the war had a band, and Congress abolished them citing the extreme number of non-combatants. Bands were still allowed at the brigade level and higher. With 30 to 50 members in each band, that meant about 450 musicians in a division, which was also a greater expense than support just combat troops.
Added: October 10, 2013Submitted by
Name: amber webb
Name: Roger Smith
Name: Shelly Stoll
From: New York
looking for information on ....As Francis Mullings served in Co. L 11th Vermont Infantry during the Civil War. Captured at the Weldon Railroad 6/23/1864. Survived Andersonville. Paroled 4/5 or 4/21/65. Discharged 5/18/65. Living in Delhi, New York, on 1890 roster. Died of cerebral apoplexy in the village of Delhi 3/15/1925. Buried as Frank H. Smith in the Woodland Cemetery at Delhi Township, Delaware County, New York. Frank Mullins aka Frank Smith granted an invalid pension in 18?7 from New York. Sarah Smith granted a widow's pension in 1925. ...taking from findagrave.com. For my son's family tree. This is his great-great-great grandfather. Thank you for any help. Can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org....................shelly
Added: August 17, 2013Submitted by
Name: Erin Day-Chesley
From: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Name: Michael Stewart
My great-great-great grandfather Hiram Eugene Hardy, was captured at Weldon Railroad June 23, 1864, then sent to Libby prison, then Andersonville. Five months later he escaped with three other men from a transport train 11/11/64 taking him to Camp Lawton in Millen. Using a shared pocketknife to cut through the bottom of the cramped train they squeezed out at a stop at night. Slaves they met gave them food - and onions to rub on themselves to evade the confederate scent hounds - and 17 days later they caught up with Sherman on his march to the sea. He wrote a first person account of this in a Big Rapids, MI newspaper in the 1800's where he was postmaster of Big Rapids appointed by President Harrison and later McKinley. This is confirmed in David Cross's book "A Meloncholy Affair At They Weldon Railroad: The Vermont Brigade, June 23, 1864". I also have a photo of him as a young man. I believe that he was in Company C. of the 4th Infantry.
Added: July 29, 2013