When war broke out between North and South, no state was less prepared for war than Vermont. But when President Lincoln issued a call for volunteers, the residents of Vermont responded.
This book documents the journey of more than 650 Vermonters. Some were boys who had never ventured beyond their hometowns. Others were career soldiers, college students, or farmers. People from every walk of life took up arms. Some never returned home and are buried in places lost to time and memory. Others went back to their native state and their prior lives while some ventured to new places to start over.
Dig deep into the history of these people, and learn about Vermonters who made major contributions during and after the war, either as civilians, or career military officers.
View photographs and biographical information, and discover the contributions individual Vermonters made during and after one of the nation’s most serious conflicts in They Went to War.