Civil War Challenge - Identifying Alburgh, Vermont's unnamed "Indian" soldiers.

I am trying to identify the Civil War soldiers mentioned in the Alburgh (VT) Town Record simply as "Four Indians". I need assistance from anyone interested in helping. Please help in any way you can and please take a moment to spread the word around to any interested parties.

My name is Nancy Lecompte. I am the Research & Education Director for Ne-Do-Ba, a Maine Nonprofit 501(c)3 Corporation.

Below is the introduction from my blog post of April 25, 2011 concerning these men. You can read the entire blog post and see where my research has taken me so far by visiting here


During the Civil War the town of Alburgh, Vermont kept a record of men who served for the town. However, there are men in the town record with no names. They are identified only as “Four Indians”. In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of that terrible time in our history, I challenge my readers; Civil War buffs, historians, & genealogists from all corners; the people of Vermont; and most especially the town of Alburgh - give these men the proper recognition they deserve by giving them names.

Today, I am posting a copy of the original town record and showing my research to date. I can not do this alone. I ask assistance from everyone that appreciates the injustice of this. The general population of the mid-19th Century placed so little value on Indian life, they could not even be bothered to record the names of these “Indian” men who offered their lives.

These men deserve to be recognized properly. Because of their service, other men did not have to serve. These men deserve a proper place in the history of this county. It is time to correct this unfortunate oversight, identify these brave men, and tell their story to the world. It is, in my opinion, the only proper way to honor their sacrifice during this period of Civil War Commemoration.


I am seeking contact with descendants of the possible candidates outlined in my blog and period researchers to help fill in gaps. My biggest need at this time is raising $150 to acquire 2 soldier's pension files from the National Archives.

Thank You in advance for any assistance you might be able to provide.

Nancy Lecompte
Research & Education Director for
Ne-Do-Ba - A Maine Nonprofit 501(c)3 Corporation

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