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
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What Happened Today, 23 November
1863/11/23 Acting Master James C. Gipson, USS Carondelet, acknowledged orders from Rear Admiral Porter to take whatever actions necessary to protect the beached USS Indianola from destruction, indicating 'I send out a squad of men every day to examine everything about the place generally, and I do not think that any rebel can approach without my knowledge. (ORN) 1864/11/23 Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more) 1864/11/23 Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)