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Civil War Broadsides and Ephemera

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The Civil War Broadsides and Ephemera Collection contains items from the Wilbur Collection of Vermontiana that were printed and circulated from 1861 to 1865. Most of the items are related to the war, while a small number are related to Vermont’s efforts to organize and train the state militia after the war. The collection features proclamations, orders and announcements about the state’s military operations, including recruitment, enrollment, supplies, and equipment; relief efforts; the end of the war; and President Lincoln’s death. One of the most unusual items is a broadside alerting the public to the theft of U.S. Treasury notes and bonds stolen from a St. Albans, Vermont bank by Confederate raiders in October 1864.

Published:  July 25, 2014,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

Rights:  Requests to reproduce this item should be sent to the UVM Libraries' Center for Digital Initiatives at cdi@uvm.edu. For more information, see http://cdi.uvm.edu/about/rights. More information.


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Title:   Aid to Union prisoners in Richmond, and others

Creator:  United States Christian Commission; Beeman, Sheldon S.; Gilman, Leonard; Hunt, George G.; Parsons, Jethro.

Date:  [186-?]

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    Title:   At the coming Regimental Musters of the various regiments of the Militia of this State, it is important that the Company Commanders be provided with the necessary blanks to enable them to complete the Pay-Rolls

    Creator:  Vermont; Washburn, Peter T. (Peter Thacher), 1814-1870

    Date:  1865

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      Title:   By an act of the legislature ... governor was required to raise ... two regiments of soldiers ... two regiments ... have been raised ... rendered important service ... retreat of the United States Army ... near Manassas ... demonstrate necessity of ... increased national force

      Creator:  Vermont

      Date:  1861

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        Title:   Cavalry horses wanted! the subscriber will purchase horses suitable for cavalry uses ... 1862 ... Joseph Lance

        Date:  1862

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          Title:   Enrollment list of persons liable to military duty in the town of Middlesex Provost Marshal's Office ... 1863

          Date:  1863

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            Title:   Fourth of July at St. Albans at sunrise thirty-six guns and ringing of bells order of procession ... exercises at the stands ... a masquerade company is expected to appear ... military review by Major General Stannard

            Creator:  Saint Albans (Vt.)

            Date:  1865

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              Title:   Funeral obsequies of the late President Lincoln in the Congregational Church Rutland, Vt. ... April 19th, 1865

              Date:  1865

              Newspaper's extra announcing the assassination of the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1865.

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                Title:   Funeral obsequies of the late President Lincoln, in Rutland, Vermont, Wednesday, April 19, 1865 The procession will form on the depot grounds, under the direction of Col. W.G. Veazey .... By order of the committee of Arrangements, Geo. A. Merrell, Chairman. W.A. Burnett, Sec

                Date:  1865

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                  Title:   General order no. 1 ... Samuel W. Thayer, of Burlington, is hereby appointed Surgeon General of the State of Vermont, with the rank of Brigadier General

                  Creator:  Vermont; Thayer, Samuel White, 1817-1882; Washburn, Peter T. (Peter Thacher), 1814-1870; Dillingham, Paul, 1799-1891

                  Date:  1865

                  Order appointing Samuel W. Thayer Surgeon General of Vermont with the rank of Brigadier General along with promotions of several other officers.

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                    Title:   General order no. 10 ... For the purpose of completing the quota of the state of Vermont of the three hundred thousand men recently call for by the President

                    Creator:  Vermont

                    Date:  1862

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                      Title:   General order no. 13

                      Creator:  Vermont; Smith, J. Gregory (John Gregory), 1818-1891; Washburn, Peter T. (Peter Thacher), 1814-1870

                      Date:  1865

                      Order for military supplies and equipment to be returned to the Quartermaster General. By order of Gov. J. Gregory Smith and Peter T. Washburn, Adj. and Insp. General.

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                        Title:   General order no. 14

                        Creator:  Vermont; Smith, J. Gregory (John Gregory), 1818-1891; Washburn, , Peter T. (Peter Thacher), 1814-1870

                        Date:  1865

                        Order regarding regimental parades for the purposes of drill, discipline, inspection and review. By order of Gov. J. Gregory Smith and Peter T. Washburn, Adj. and Insp. General.

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                          Title:   General order no. 17 ... It is hereby ordered, that the following regulations be observed for enabling such towns in this State to avoid draft, as desire to do so, and have not yet provided their quota of militia under the regulations of General Order No. 13, and for drafting men in those towns in which men shall be required to be raised by draft

                          Creator:  Vermont

                          Date:  1862

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                            Title:   General order no. 19 ... It appearing to the Commander in Chief that the people of the State of Vermont are earnestly anxious, that the number of men, required from this State to serve for nine months under the recent call

                            Creator:  Vermont

                            Date:  1862

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                              Title:   General order no. 5.Colonel and Aid-de-Camp Samuel W. Colonel and aid-de Thayer, Jr.,...is detailed as Acting Surgeon General of the State, and is charged with the execution of such duties as pertain to that office

                              Creator:  Vermont; Thayer, Samuel W.

                              Date:  1863

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                                Title:   General order no. 6 ... Recruiting officers are directed to explain

                                Creator:  Vermont

                                Date:  1862

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                                  Title:   General order no. 6 ... whereas requisition has been made upon the Governor of the State of Vermont for two companies of Cavalry to serve in the service of the United States in said regiment: --and whereas, in view of the recent occurrences in Canada, and the action of the Canadian Government, it has become of the greatest importance that the said two companies be raised with the utmost rapidity

                                  Creator:  Vermont

                                  Date:  1864

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                                    Title:   General order no. 8 ... There are remaining due from towns in this State, upon their several quotas under the deficiency of the draft, Eight Hundred and eighty-nine Men. These men are now required to be raised; and they are assigned to the Seventeenth Regiment

                                    Creator:  Vermont

                                    Date:  1864

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                                      Title:   General order no. 9 ... By General Order No. 74, current series, from the War Department, the premium of two dollars may be paid by the Recruiting Officer to any recruit for the volunteer services. who presents himself for enlistment, - payment to be made after the recruit

                                      Creator:  Vermont

                                      Date:  1862

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                                        Title:   It is made the duty of each Principal Recruiting Officer to exercise especial care, that his subordinate officers work faithfully and diligently

                                        Creator:  Vermont

                                        Date:  1862

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                                          Title:   Loss of U.S. 7-30 treasury notes with coupons and coupon bonds taken from the first National Bank of St. Albans, Vt., by raiders on the 19th of October, 1864

                                          Date:  1864

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                                            Title:   Newport express, extra, Newport, April 3, 1865

                                            Date:  1865

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                                              Title:   Numerous inquiries made and letters received at this office indicate, that there is considerable difference of opinion as to the construction to be given to the statute of December 2, 1862, requiring an enrollment of the Militia of this State to be made

                                              Creator:  Vermont

                                              Date:  1863

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                                                Title:   Officers of the Militia of this State, in preparing Muster and Pay Rolls of their commands, will observe the following instructions

                                                Creator:  Vermont; Washburn, , Peter T. (Peter Thacher), 1814-1870

                                                Date:  1865

                                                Instructions for officers of the Vermont militia on how to properly fill out forms for muster and pay roll.

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                                                  Title:   Special order no. 90

                                                  Creator:  Vermont; Smith, J. Gregory (John Gregory), 1818-1891; Washburn, Peter T. (Peter Thacher), 1814-1870

                                                  Date:  1865

                                                  Listing of Companies assigned to the First Battalion ; the First Battalion assigned to the First Brigade of Vermont Militia followed by the 2nd and 3rd battalions with their companies. By order of Gov. J. Gregory Smith and Peter T. Washburn, Adj. and Insp. General.

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