Vermonters in the Civil War
UVM’s Center for Digital Initiatives offers a digitized collection of Civil War letters written by Vermonters.
Vermont soldiers in the Civil War wrote an enormous quantity of letters and diaries, of which many thousands have survived in libraries, historical societies, and in private hands… The collection currently includes materials dating from 1861-1863, and will grow with additional materials throughout the years of the sesquicentennial commemoration, from 2011 through 2015. Materials were selected for digitization to provide a variety of perspectives on events and issues. The voices represented in the collection include private soldiers and officers, as well as a few civilians.
Search the database by keyword – or browse by author, topic, recipient, or place.
Or search the Vermont Historical Society’s Civil War Resource database which includes a Civil War Officers database. Browse through hundreds of photos of Vermont’s Civil War Officers.
There’s also Vermont in the Civil War, a “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.”
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