Vermont Civil War Timeline
What Happened Today, 21 December
Date Event

December 21, 1861

Congress enacted legislation providing for the Medal of Honor. (NavHist)

December 21, 1862

J. C. Williams, 14th Regiment, wrote in his journal (more)

December 21, 1862

Edwin F. Palmer, 13th Regiment, wrote about 'camp life as he saw it' (more)

December 21, 1862

William H. Flint, 2nd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)

December 21, 1862

Commodore H. H. Bell, at Pensacola Bay, forwarded to Rear Admiral Farragut, two letters from Captain Thornton A. Jenkins reporting a collision of the US Storeship Supply, Commander Colvocoresses, with the US steam sloop Oneida, and Jenkins' demand for a court of enquiry. (ORN)

December 21, 1862

Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)

December 21, 1862

Aldace Walker, 11th Vt. Inf., writes home (Correspondence)

December 21, 1863

The 3rd Sharpshooter Company, with its regiment, reenlisted as an organization. (Peck)

December 21, 1863

December 21, the company, with its regiment, reenlisted as an organization, and on January 7, 1864, these veterans having received furloughs started for home. February 23, returned to their camp near Culpeper with their bodies and their ranks both recruited, the company again numbering 100 men as when it first left Vt.. (Peck)

December 21, 1864

Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)

December 21, 1864

Flag Officer W. W. Hunter destroyed the last of the Confederate Savannah Squadron to prevent its capture by the advancing forces of General W. T. Sherman. (NavHist)

December 21, 1864

Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)

December 21, 1864

Aldace Walker, 11th Vt. Inf., writes home (Correspondence)

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