HARTLAND IN THE CIVIL WAR (Fourth Installment, June, 2013) by Les Motschman The last installment in this series comprised firsthand accounts of camp life in Virginia as experienced by the “Nine Months” men of the Second Vermont Infantry Brigade. I enjoyed reading the 60 letters Pvt. James Bowers wrote to his young wife, Maroa. I […]
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The Hartland Fair was well known for the agricultural exhibits. This is a photo of the fairground in 1940. Hartland Fair 1940
HARTLAND IN THE CIVIL WAR Fifth Installment, January, 2014 by Les Motschman The War Becomes a Crusade The fourth Hartland Historical Society Civil War newsletter of last June ended with the Battle of Gettysburg July 1, 2, and 3, 1863. In this issue, I will wrap up descriptions of the “nine months” men’s service, and […]
HARTLAND IN THE CIVIL WAR Sixth Installment, May, 2014 By Les Motschman In the last installment of this series, I concluded the discussion of Hartland men who served as “nine-months men” in the 2nd Vermont Infantry Brigade. The brigade was made up of five 1,000-man regiments. Most Hartland men were in the 12th Vermont Infantry […]
This picture is from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. It was taken in 1940 and is credited to Marion Post Wolcott, 1910-1990, photographer.
This picture is from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. It was taken in 1940 and is credited to Marion Post Wolcott, 1910-1990, photographer. This is the Cowdrey’s house.
HARTLAND IN THE CIVIL WAR (Second Installment, Jan. 2013) by Les Motschman This is the second installment of my attempt to follow Hartland men serving in the Civil War 150 years ago. As I explained in the first installment, this effort is based largely on Howland Atwood’s 1963 “Hartland in the Civil War.” He assembled […]
HARTLAND IN THE CIVIL WAR By Les Motschman Introduction Most of you know that America is marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, fought 150 years ago, 1861–1865. Many Americans have been interested in learning about the Civil War ever since it was fought. It touched just about every person in this country at that […]
The Lull descendants don’t agree, but I think there is little doubt that Oliver Willard was the first settler in Hartland. He was here, at least by 1759, beating Timothy Lull by four years. It was Oliver Willard who called upon Gov. Benning Wentworth in Portsmouth, N.H. and secured a patent for Hartland (It was […]
Moderator, J. H. EASTMAN; clerk, W. R. STURTEVANT; selectmen, Asa WEED, J. H. EASTMAN, C. C. GATES; listers, E. S. AINSWORTH, Geo. W. SPEAR, Wilson BRITTON; auditors, E. S. AINSWORTH, W. R. STURTEVANT, B. F. LABAREE; street commissioners, selectmen; treasurer, E. W. BILLINGS; overseer, C. P. BURK; agent, E. M. GOODWIN; constable, J. S. SLEEPER; […]