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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 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
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, 24 August

1861/08/24Robert B. Whitney was enlisted as a Private by Captain Henry Lyons Terry of the 4th Regiment at Rochester to serve for three years in the Civil War. (biography)
1862/08/24Commander R. Semmes assumed command of celebrated raider CSS Alabama. (NavHist)
1864/08/24Rear Admiral Dahlgren ordered USS Saratoga, Commander Colvocoresses, to proceed to St. Helena and assume command of the blockading forces at that place, 'provided you have no expedition on foot that this order will interfere with. (ORN)
1864/08/24Rear Admiral Dahlgren reported to Secretary Welles that 'the activity and skill thus manifested by Captain Colvocoresses are entitled to the highest commendation, and I shall soon give him another and wider field for his labors.' (ORN)
1864/08/24Major Carlos Dwinell, 6th VT Inf., of Glover, Vt., died in Baltimore, Md., of wounds received on the 21st at Charleston, WV. (Kimball's scrapbook)




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