This is a growing collection of more than 300 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.