Antietam (Sharpsburgh)
September 17, 1862
Vermont units present/engaged:

2nd Infantry
3rd Infantry
4th Infantry
5th Infantry
6th Infantry
U.S. Sharpshooters

Medal of Honor


Coolidge, John Tyler, 20, Ludlow, VT; 2nd USSS

Cooper, Edward S., 18, Rochester, VT; 4th VT INF, VRC

Crane, Cyrus R., 25, Bridport, VT; 5th VT INF

Dobson, William, 28, Richmond, VT; 12th MA INF, VRC

Drake, Oliver B., 18, Bristol, VT; 2nd VT INF

Eggleston, George Dulton, 0, Cabot, VT; 6th WI INF

Harris, Joseph Hartwell, 26, Woodstock, VT; 1st NH INF, 5th NH INF

Holbrook, Manlius, 17, Lemington, VT; 4th VT INF, 2nd USSS

Holcomb, Chester, 18, Windsor, VT; 4th VT INF

Howard, Silas W., 20, Royalton, VT; 2nd USSS

Judkins, Charles M., 18, Manchester, VT; 9th NH INF

LaClair, John E., 28, Highgate, VT; 13th MA INF

Laythe, Gilman, 0, Newport, VT; 15th MA INF

Lewis, Luke Monroe, 22, Duxbury, VT; 2nd USSS

Marks, Lorenzo J., 18, Shelburne, VT; 2nd VT INF, 1st US VET CORPS

Martin, William Henry, 22, Williamstown, VT; 4th VT INF

McClallen, Byron, 18, Westford, VT; 2nd USSS

Mosher, Edward, 21, Alburgh, VT; 13th MA INF

Pasha, Antoine, 21, Burlington, VT; 6th VT INF

Richardson, George A., 22, Jamaica, VT; 2nd USSS

Richardson, Israel Bush, 0, Fairfax, VT; 2nd MI INF, 3rd US INF, USV

Sanborn, Asa J., 18, Stowe, VT; 2nd USSS

Secor, William H., 21, Bennington, VT; 2nd VT INF

Slade, George H., 21, Bennington, VT; 89th NY INF

Stanton, John, 20, Charleston, VT; 3rd VT INF

Stockwell, Arthur E., 22, Stowe, VT; 4th VT INF, 2nd USSS

Thompson, Samuel H., 36, Cabot, VT; 4th VT INF

Tyler, George E., 22, Readsboro, VT; 2nd VT INF

Vance, Lorin A., 18, Lowell, MA; 2nd MA INF

Whitman, John Norton, 33, Brighton, VT; 4th VT INF

Whitman, Shepard B., 23, Newbury, VT; 2nd USSS

Williams, Silas Hudson, 27, Sheffield, VT; 15th MA INF

Winship, David H., 19, Bradford, VT; 9th NH INF

 Medal of Honor

There were no Medals of Honor awarded as a result of this battle.


Benedict, Chapter 13 (1st Brigade, Antietam, Frederick, Mud March)

Hope, James, biography (2nd Vt. Inf.)


Grant, Lewis A., biography (5th VT INF)

Hope, James, paintings (2nd Vt. Inf.)

Recollections of the Battle of Antietam and the Maryland Campaign

Shotgun's Home of the Civil War



Legend: 1C - 1st Class; 1SGT - First Sergeant; 1LT - First Lieutenant; 2C - 2nd Class; 2LT - Second Lieutenant; 3C - 3rd Class; A.C. - Army Corps; AG - Adjutant General; AAG - Assistant Adjutant General; AAAG - Acting Assistant Adjutant General; AACS - Acting Assistant Commissary of Subsistence; AAQM - Acting Assistant Quartermaster; ACT - Acting; ADC - Aide-de-Camp; AIG - Assistant Inspector General; A&IG - Adjutant & Inspector General; AoP - Army of the Potomac; A.P.M. - Additional Paymaster; AQM - Assistant Quartermaster; ARTIF - Artificer; ASURG - Assistant Surgeon; AWOL - Awary Without Official Leave; BGen - Brigadier General; BGLR - Bugler; BNDMSTR - Bandmaster; BTRY - Battery; Bvt - brevet; enl - enlisted; CH BGLR - Chief Bugler; CMSR - Compiled Military Service Record; CS - Commissary of Subsistence; com - commissioned; CPL - Corporal; CPT - Captain; cred. - credited to; CS - Commissary of Subsistence; CSSGT - Commissary Sergeant; CSA - Confederate States Army; d/dis - died of disease; d/prison - died in prison*; d/svc - died in service (cause unknown); d/wds - died of wounds; dis/dsb - discharged for disability; dis/dishon - dishonorable discharge; DRMMAJ - Drum Major; DRMR - Drummer; dsrtd - deserted; ENG - Engineer; FFR - Fifer; FMAJ - Fife Major; FN - Fireman; GCM - general court martial; gsw - gunshot wound; Hosp. - Hospital; Hosp. Stwrd - Hospital Steward; IG - Inspector General, INF - Infantry; kia - killed in action; LARTY - Light Artillery; LNDS - Landsman; MGen - Major General; m/i - mustered in; m/o - mustered out; MSCN - Musician; mwia - mortally wounded in action; n.d. - no date; nfr - no further record; P.M. - Paymaster; pow - taken prisoner; pr - promoted; PRIN MSCN - Principle Musician; prld - paroled; QM - Quartermaster; QMSGT - Quartermaster Sergeant; RCM - Regimental Court Martial; RCRT - Recruit; red - reduced (demoted); Regtl - Regimental; resgd - resigned; RQM - Regimental Quartermaster; SDLR - Saddler; SGTMJR - Sergeant Major; SOWD - Special Order, War Department; SURG - Surgeon; SVC - Service; tr to/from - transferred to/from; USA - US Army; USCA - US Colored Artillery; USCI - US Colored Infantry; USSS - US Sharpshooters; USV - US Volunteers; VHAC - Vermont Heavy Artillery Company; VRC - Veterans Reserve Corps; VVC - Vermont Volunteer Cavalry; VVI - Vermont Volunteer Infantry; WGNR - Wagoner; wdd - wounded
* NOTE: d/prison may include those who died on parole as a result of imprisonment

Source of roster information: basic information on enlistments, promotions, casualties, etc. comes from the 1892 "Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers," and additional information from a variety of sources, including cemetery, pension, census and other records as well as obituaries and published biographies of individuals, when available.


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