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
Please join us!
Expatriate Green Mountain Boy
New Logo courtesy of Janice Fitzgerald McClintock
What Happened Today, 15 December
1862/12/15 Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more) 1864/12/15 Corporal Samuel J. Churchill, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more) 1864/12/15 Private Warren D. Mather died at Jarvis U. S. General Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, as the result of a gunshot wound received at the battle of Cedar Creek, October 19th. His father, George W. Mather, who had been attending him, took the body back to Vt. for burial. (Italo) 1864/12/15 Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more) 1864/12/15 Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)