Military Records

Military records identify millions of young men who served in the military or who were eligible for service.

Vermont Military Records

Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

Vermont was an independent republic from 1777 to 1791. It was not admitted as the 14th state until 1791. However, Vermont militia served during the Revolutionary War and records are available in both federal and state records.

Revolutionary War Graves of Soldiers Buried in Addison County, Vermont

War of 1812 (1812-1815)

The War of 1812 between Britain and the United States confirmed the separate existence of the United States and the future Canada. During the War of 1812, Vermont furnished 4,853 infantry men, 243 cavalry men, and 140 artillery men for a total of 5,236 men.

Civil War (1861–1865)

Vermont mustered in more than 28,100 men to serve in Vermont volunteer units plus an additional 5,000 Vermonters served in the units of other states, in the U.S. Army or in the U.S. Navy.

Spanish-American War (1898)

Vermont in the Spanish-American War. Montpelier, Vermont: Herbert T. Johnson, 1929. FHL book 974.3 M2vs; film 1320525, item 9 Digital version at Internet Archive. This source is arranged by unit or branch of the service, then by name. It includes residence, birthplace, age, and enlistment date. Some entries indicate the soldier’s date of death, rank, and muster out date and place.

World War I (1917-1918)

The First World War was also known as "The Great War" and "The War to End All Wars". This was the first worldwide military conflict that took place between 1914 and 1918 and included the Nations that made up the Allied powers and the Central powers.

World War II (1941-1945)

Vermont. Adjutant General’s Office. Roster of Vermonters in Uniformed Service in the United States During the Second World War, 1941–1945. 2 vols. Montpelier, Vermont: Adjutant General’s Office, 1972–74. FHL book 974.3 M2var At various libraries (WorldCat). This roster includes the name of the soldier, full date of birth, town of birth, residence, and dates of enlistment and separation from the service