This never before published photograph is believed to depict twelve Civil War veterans from Charlotte, Vermont, circa 1882. While most of the subjects remain unknown, those identified were veterans: George A. Clark, (back row, second from left), Benjamin Taggart (back row, last on right), and James B. Williams (front row, third from left) Courtesy of Daniel Cole and the Charlotte Historical Society.
"As more than a thousand Vermont infantry men fell in the Wilderness, the Vermont Cavalry also waged a desparate fight at nearby Craig's Meeting House. Among the Vermonters captured there was Truman Naramore. Confined at infamous Andersonville, Naramore was reduced to crawling about the fetid grounds. But he survived to become a successful farmer, businessman, and inventor, even joining the California real estate boom. His story, a fascinating one ably told here, sheds vivid light on the type of individuals who, as citizen soldiers, gave Vermont an outsized role in the Union victory."
Civil War historian and author