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

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.
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, 23 January

1861/01/23Senator Jacob Collamer 'introduced a bill authorizing the President to close the ports of the seceding States and to suspend the mail service of the United States in those Commonwealths.' (Crockett)
1862/01/23US Storeship Supply, Commander Colvocoresses, departed Ship Island, bound for New York, with the officers and crew of the captured Confederate schooner Lizzie Weston. (ORN)
1862/01/23USS Hatteras, Commander Emmons, was ordered to proceed from Ship Island to Berwick Bay, to relieve USS Montgomery, Lieutenant commanding James E. Jouett, and assume command of the blockade in that place. (ORN)
1863/01/23USS Pembina, Lieutenant Commander Temple, departed blockading duties off Mobile for Pensacola. (ORN)
1865/01/23Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1865/01/23The Confederate fleet under Flag Officer John K. Mitchell attempted to dash down the James River to attack General Grant's headquarters at City Point, Virginia. The bold attack was thwarted when the heaviest of the ironclads ran aground. (NavHist)




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