Decorative Civil War Registers
The broadside collection at the Vermont Historical Society’s Leahy Library contains 31 different original, illustrated lithographic registers for units of Vermont Volunteers that served during the Civil War. These large, handsome items, entitled either “Soldier’s Memorial” or “Military Register,” were produced in nine different designs by six different companies. Represented in the collection are monochromatic and chromolithographs by Currier and Ives (2 designs); A. Hoen & Co. (2 designs); Major & Knapp (copyright 1864); Sarony, Major & Knapp; H. Schroeder; Schroeder and Sanders (1862); and Chas. Shober. An example of each of these registers is shown below. Double click on each image to get a larger view. The units listed by each register will appear in the caption below the image. Larger versions of the images can be viewed by clicking on the red "larger image" link for each image.
The library is interested in learning about different versions and additional copies of these registers. Please contact the Leahy Library with additional holdings information.
Click here for a listing of the registers at the VHS or search our online catalog. Click here for an article about these rosters that appeared in the Summer/Fall 2012 issue of Vermont History.