Category: History and Events

Hartland in the Civil War – Part 7

Seventh Installment By Les Motschman Constant Conflict Last spring’s newsletter described the terrible Battle of The Wilderness and ended with the running battle between the two armies through Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor. There was no break from the fighting. Elements of both armies engaged each other all over northern Virginia throughout the summer and fall […]

Gold!

That one word in bold print caught my eye in a ship’s library while we were on vacation about three years ago. I don’t own gold and I don’t think I would have been a gold seeker if I was around in the mid 1800’s, but I regard the California Gold Rush as one of […]

History and Anniversary of Hartland – Nancy Darling (1913)

In November 1913 as Hartland, Vermont was celebrating its 150th anniversary, The Vermonter magazine published an article by Nancy Darling entitled, “History and Anniversary of Hartland”. The following is a transcribed version of that article.   History and Anniversary of Hartland By NANCY DARLINGFrom the day when Gov. Benning Wentworth of New Hampshire granted the […]

Hartland in the Civil War – Part 3

                                                                    Installment 3 Camp Life in Virginia for the “Nine Months Men” The last HHS newsletter described the formation of the 2nd Vermont Infantry Brigade in response to President Lincoln’s call for 300,000 more volunteers.  About four dozen Hartland men responded by joining the 12th or 16th infantry regiments as “Nine Months Men.”  By the […]