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image_4This is a growing collection of more than 250 Vermont Civil War photographs and other pieces of ephemera. It is as diverse as the people of the small state they loved and called home.

There are men who served in the infantry, the cavalry, the artillery and the sharpshooters. Some served briefly, while others served for the entire war. They range in rank from private to general. Some rose through the ranks, while others dropped.

Some of these images are identified, while other names have been lost to time. Some of these men were heroes and medal of honor winners, while others were listed as deserters. Most served somewhere in between, simply doing their duty as they saw it.

Here are men who were wounded and killed in battle, or died of disease far from home. Some survived, but lived a painful, shortened life caused by the effects of the war. Others lived long and prospered. None of them were ever the same.

There are three things that tie this diverse group together: They are all Vermonters, they all have a face, and they all have a story to tell. It is my passion to put a face to each name, and to voice their stories as best I can.

If you recognize any of the unidentified images, or if you can add anything to their stories, please contact me. I take great pleasure in sharing my collection with anyone interested, and I am always looking to buy Vermont backmarked or identified images.

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6 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Sandra Berthiaume says:

    I would leave a “like” but I don’t have a wordpress not a password. no where to make a password, but know I look forward to visiting often.

  2. joemaghe says:

    I enjoyed my visit here. Thank you for your work. Well done!

  3. Thank you Joe. I appreciated seeing your collection.

  4. Jim Lillie says:

    PHOTO OF Lillie, Harvey. Correspondence., Source: UVM

  5. Sue May says:

    Thank you for your collection. I am looking for my great grandfather and his sons. John Caraway aka Jean-Baptiste Danis and my great grandfather Daniel Dennis (1st Vermont Cav.) Your information on Dennis Blackmer may lead to my grand mother who married Edward Dennis. Winifred Blackmer born in Connecticut, father Edward Blackmer. She was admitted to a Temporary Home in 1895. I’m hoping that Daniel Blackmer may lead me to more information on my grand mother. Thank you again for your dedication to these soldiers.
    Sue May

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