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Welcome to 'Vermont in the Civil War,' 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.

We are not a genealogy project, but genealogists can profit from the resarch we have done - to determine the details of the soldiers' service, their dates of birth and death, and their final resting place. If you have biographical information you'd like to share, please contact us.

The project was started in 1996, with one photograph and 82 names, has grown tremendously over the last 17 years, and continues to do so. To date, we have documented over 35,000 veterans, 3,100 who were drafted but did not serve and a number of related civilians.

More than 28,000 served in Vermont units. Another 7,000+ served in the regular Army, Navy and Marine Corps, or in units in other states. At least 50 served for the Confederacy. More than 2,300 served in two or more units. The civilians we included were state and federal employees involved in the war effort, nurses, sutlers, members of the Christian and Sanitary Commissions and a few others.

In 2013, 109,877 people visited the site, and it received more than two million hits. In May 2014, 13,531 people visited 34,643 times, an daily average of 1,117 guests! Based on feedback we have received, visitors include family genealogists, historians, Civil War buffs, teachers, students, and the occasional Rebel. More than 4,460 folks have registered as descendants of these veterans.

Who are we? First and foremost, volunteers. No one gets paid anything. More than 300 individuals have donated material, written biographies, transcribed obituaries and taken photographs of headstones across the country. Three individuals have taken more than 2,500 cemetery photographs each. One individual has transcribed more 770 obituaries, another more than 680. Some take lists we provide and go out and take photographs. Others spend significant amounts of time finding the final resting place of these veterans before going out and photographing their graves.

But, there are still gaps. We still don't know what happened to nearly 5,600 of the soldiers, sailors and marines who served. For some, we have nothing at all post-war, for others, just a date when and/or a location where they were last noted living. For about half, we know their final resting place and have photographs of their graves, or links to sites like Findagrave.com. We are working on it, but we could use more help. Interested?

Please join us!

Tom Ledoux, Expatriate Green Mountain Boy, Webmaster

The following soldiers died today, July 30th:

Bingham, Leonard P., age 43, cred. to Ludlow, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT

Buttles, William W., age 32, cred. to Brandon, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Final resting place unknown, ,

Clark, James, age 41, cred. to Marshfield, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Died in, , Virginia

Converse, John Rollin, age 20, cred. to Panton, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Adams Ferry Cemetery, Panton, VT

Devine, Joseph, age 18, cred. to Ferrisburgh, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Died in, , Virginia

Fuller, Stephen H., age 20, cred. to Bloomfield, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Died in, , Virginia

Glines, James, age 37, cred. to Morristown, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Greenwood, George A., age 19, cred. to North Troy, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Died in, , Virginia

Hicks, George, age 21, cred. to Bennington, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Old First Church Cemetery, Bennington, VT

Liscomb, Adam C., age 0, cred. to Peacham, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Died in, , Virginia

Low, Leonard, age 23, cred. to Somerset, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Final resting place unknown, ,

Luce, Henry A., age 18, cred. to Wolcott, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Died in, , Virginia

Martin, William E., age 21, cred. to Marshfield, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Village Cemetery, Plainfield, VT

Mason, John S., age 20, cred. to Craftsbury, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, VA

McConnell, John D., age 25, cred. to Newbury, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Final resting place unknown, ,

Mora, Henry, age 21, cred. to Cornwall, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

O'Neil, John, age 40, cred. to Guilford, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, GA

Reynolds, William B., age 21, cred. to Milton, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: West Milton Cemetery, Milton, VT

Sheehy, Michael, age 18, cred. to Burlington, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Died in, , Virginia

Slayton, Mark B., age 18, cred. to Stowe, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Died in, , Virginia

Wellsworth, Horace W., age 20, cred. to Morristown, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Died in, , Virginia

Whitcomb, Warren B., age 45, cred. to Essex, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, VA

Wills, Edward S., age 19, cred. to Royalton, VT
Died 07/30/1864; buried: East Randolph Cemetery, Randolph, VT