Category: People

The Damons

Damon Hall is a memorial to Luther and Betsey Thayer Damon and their children, especially William Emerson Damon, through whose generosity the gift of the building was made possible. The Damon family in Hartland dates back to 1805, when they came from Peabody, Massachusetts (the Damon farm was just south of the present I-91 interchange.). […]

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 […]

Thomas Leonard

Thomas Leonard was born in 1842 in Vermont.  On October 19, 1870 he married Roxie A. Putney in Woodstock, VT. Thomas Leonard enlisted in Vermont in 1861, as a private, into F Company, 3rd Infantry (Vermont) and was mustered out in 1865.  His service is credited to Hartland.  He was promoted to Sargent (date unknown), […]

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 […]