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

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 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 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 more than 37,000 Vermonters (men and women) 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
Research Aids
Frequently Asked Questions

Please join us!

Tom Ledoux,
Expatriate Green Mountain Boy
Webmaster
tomledoux.civilwar@gmail.com
(443) 535-5276

New logo courtesy of Janice Fitzgerald McClintock

What Happened Today, 28 April

1863/04/28Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from White River Junction (more)
1863/04/28J. C. Williams, 14th VVI: Recent circumstances indicate that the campaign is about to open, and much confidence is felt in Hooker, and that victory awaits our arms. (more)
1864/04/28USS San Jacinto, Captain Theodore P. Greene, was ordered by Acting Rear Admiral Bailey, commanding East Gulf Blockading Squadron, at Key West, to proceed to latitude 21? 35' N. and longitude 89? 35' W., ' Where you will anchor (in about 12 fathoms water) and lie with banked fires for the purpose of intercepting' several rebel sailing ships flying English colors, bound from Bremen for Sisal, on the Yucatan Peninsula. (ORN)
1865/04/28Lieutenant Commander Lull, USS Tennessee, commanding, pro tem., Third Division Mississippi Squadron, forwarded reports in regard to the escape of the rebel ram William H. Webb from USS Manhattan and USS Tennessee, to Lieutenant Commander Edward C. Grafton, Commanding Third District Mississippi Squadron. (ORN)
1865/04/28Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)




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