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Record of the town of Wallingford, Vermont in the War of the Rebellion, in 1861 to 1865, 1894.
Rogers, Samuel E., 1828-1896.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  973.7443 W158r  Manuscript  Vault-Folio 


Personal Author : Rogers, Samuel E., 1828-1896.
Title : Record of the town of Wallingford, Vermont in the War of the Rebellion, in 1861 to 1865, 1894.
Other Title Variation  : Civil War record of the town of Wallingford, Vermont
Physical Description : 1 volume ; 36 cm.
Summary :

A ledger containing hand-written statistics of local and state-wide enrollment for the Civil War and transcriptions of documents relating to the war effort. The book was written by Samuel E. Rogers, dated July 20, 1894. Included are the names and ages of all men recruited in the town of Wallingford and the units they enlisted for. Of particular interest are the names of Wallingford residents and the amount of money they contributed for the support of families whose sole support had enlisted. There is also a listing of the bounties the town paid to entice men to enlist, the number of men drafted in each town in Vermont and the number of men required in the various Presidential calls for troops. Also included is a compilation of state-wide statistics of men furnished during the Civil War, men killed and wounded, and those who died from disease. There is also an accounting of the amount of money raised by each town in Vermont in support of the war. At the end of the ledger there is an index.

The ledger also includes information about the Saint Albans Raid, including an account of the raid given by Mr. Cyrus N. Bishop, an assistant cashier at the St. Albans Bank. As well, there is a list of the Wallingford men who served in the Frontier Cavalry, which guarded the border between the United States and Canada. Towards the end of the volume there is a lengthy poem by Julia C. R. Dorr titled The Vermont Volunteer and another poem by M. H. Washburn (probably Mary Hannah Washburn, daughter of Peter T. Washburn, Vermont Adjutant General) with the same title. The women were competing in a poetry contest offered by the Vermont Record.

Biographical or historical data :

Samuel E. Rogers was born in Danby, Vermont in 1828, the son of Abram Chapman and Olive (Ingram) Rogers. He married Sarah A. Edgerton in 1849 and is listed in the 1850 Census as a farmer in Wallingford, Vermont. It appears that he found a substitute to serve for him in the Civil War. In 1866 and in 1867 he was elected as town representative to the Vermont House of Representatives, and in 1872 and 1873 he was elected as a selectman in the town of Wallingford, Vermont. He died November 19, 1896.

Personal Subject : Bishop, Cyrus N., b. 1834.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army Recruiting, enlistment, etc. Civil War, 1861-1865.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Wallingford (Vt.) History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Saint Albans (Vt.) History Raid, 1864.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865 Poetry.
Added Author : Bishop, Cyrus N., b. 1834.
Dorr, Julia C. R. (Julia Caroline Ripley), 1825-1913.
Washburn, Mary Hannah, b. 1854.