Find your ancestors in Vermont, enrolled militia 1861-1867

What can these records tell me?

In this collection, you can find members of the Vermont militia, some of whom served in the American Civil War. Learn details that will enrich your family history, such as your ancestor’s date of birth and where they enrolled. While most records in this collection are enlistment records, there are several personal war sketches and burial records included.

There are more than 4,000 records of Vermont men deemed fit to enrol in the state militia in the 1860s. Each result will provide you with an image of the original record and a transcript of key information. While the information for each person varies, most transcripts will provide the following:

  • First and last name
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Town
  • County

The images will often be able to offer you additional details about your ancestor, such as occupation and notes. Depending on the type of record, you may also discover your ancestor’s date of birth, date of death, and service details. Please note that, occasionally, a birth year was not transcribed; be sure to check the image to ensure you don’t miss valuable information.

Discover more about Vermont, Enrolled Militia 1861-1867

Vermont, located in the northeastern United States, has a long tradition of local militias fighting for the country, going back to Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys in the American Revolutionary War. The state passed an act in 1844 that stipulated that all adult men who were eligible for service in the state militia were recorded by the town clerk in a register that was then sent to the state government. These records cover most of the 1860s, a particularly interesting time for the state as Vermont fought with the Union during the American Civil War.