Vermonters suffered a total of 1,832 men killed or mortally wounded and another 3,362 died of disease, in prison or from other causes, for a total loss of 5,194 or 18% of it's force.
The issue of peace or war is in the hands of the North. We only ask to be let alone, and to be allowed to consult our interest and our safety in peace.
When the war came, Washington was still very much a new territory, but had political inclinations to join the Union. One regiment of Union soldiers was raised in Washington, numbering 1521 men.
The importance of protecting the B & O Railroad caused the U.S. Government to seize the western part of Virginia and form West Virginia, but many, if not most West Virginians fought for the Confederacy.