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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 nearly 37,100 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 of the site 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, 21 July

07.21.18612nd Regiment was engaged at 1st Bull Run, VA (Manassas) (Battles)
07.21.1861First Sergeant Urban A. Woodbury, Company H, 2nd Regiment, wounded in action at Bull Run, VA, lost his right arm by a piece of shell while his regiment was double-quicking toward the enemy; after being wounded, was taken to a copper's shop, near Sudley's Church, where his arm was amputated, thus becoming the first 'empty sleeve' from Vt.. (Benedict)
07.21.1861Second Lieutenant Robert E Hitchcock, of Shoreham, Vt., was killed at Bull Run. Major John G. Reynolds, reporting on the battalion's action in the battle, lamented his loss, saying 'In the death of Lieutenant Hitchcock the corps has been deprived of a valuable acquisition. On the field he was ever present and zealous. He sought and won the approbation of his commanding and brother officers.' (ORN)
07.21.186313th Regiment mustered out at Brattleboro, having lost during service 1 Officer and 16 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 55 Enlisted men by disease. Total 76. (Dyer)
07.21.1863Captain Emmons, USS Monongahela, at Donaldsonville, to Commander M. B. Woolsey, USS Princess Royal: 'I learn that a battery was captured from our army in the rear of this place yesterday. The enemy may undertake to use this against our transports below. I therefore wish you to move down the river slowly some 20 miles, examining closely the banks, and if you see the enemy anywhere, shell them if you can do it effectually, and give the earliest notice of locality to vessels above and below. (ORN)




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