A fire destroyed all of the original military records for the state of Vermont prior to 1920. However, the Vermont Adjutant General’s Office has published lists of servicemen for all wars from the Revolutionary War until Desert Storm. The Vermont Department of Veterans’ Affairs and local libraries each have copies of those publications on file. Some town meeting records also include Vermont militia records for 1820 to the mid 1830s.
The Vermont State Archives is home to the Stevens Collection, which contains muster rolls, as well as the Walter Shelton Papers. That collection includes a lot of information about the War of 1812 and some of the people (from multiple states) who served in it.
Vermont in the Colonial War
Colonial War Website Links
- Vermont Colonial War Books (amazon.com)
Vermont in the Revolutionary War
Revolutionary War Website Links
- Research in the Revolutionary War 1775-1783 (uswars.net)
- Revolutionary War links from fold3.comwith original data from the National Archives:
- Vermont Final Payment Vouchers Index for Military Pensions, 1818-1864 These slips serve as an index to final and last payments to over 65,000 veterans of the Revolutionary War and some later wars.
- Vermont Revolutionary War Pensions Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.
- Vermont Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 Muster rolls, payrolls, strength returns, and other miscellaneous personnel, pay, and supply records of American Army units, 1775-83.
- Vermont Revolutionary War Service Records Compiled service records of soldiers who served in the American Army during the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783.
- Revolutionary War links from http://search.ancestry.com:
- Vermont Revolutionary War Books (amazon.com)
Vermont in the War of 1812
War of 1812 Website Links