Lest We Forget! Commemorating Vermont's participation in the War of Rebellion.
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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 nearly 38,000 of Vermont's men and women who participated, on both sides of the war. (more)
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05.19.1861 1st Regiment: 'About the hour of dress parade, on the 19th of May, there was great excitement among the troops at the fortress, occasioned by the first actual fighting that the Vermonters had seen. This was the attack on the steamer 'Monticello' upon the rebel battery at Sewell's Point, directly across Hampton Roads from Fortress Monroe and about two miles distant. The sound of the firing first attracted attention, and the smoke of every discharge could be distinctly seen. Adjutant Stevens became so interested that he neglected his duty at dress parade.' (Peck) 05.19.1863 Acting Paymaster George A. Sawyer participated in an expedition on the Chattahoochee River on boats from the US Gunboat Port Royal. (ORN) 05.19.1863 Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more) 05.19.1865 William Wells, 1st Vt. Cav., promoted to Brigadier General. (Crockett) 05.19.1865 CSS Stonewall, Captain T. J. Page, was turned over to Cuban officials at Havana. (NavHist)