Battles

Lee's Mill
(aka Dam No. 1/Burnt Chimneys)
April 16, 1862

Vermont units present/engaged:

2nd Infantry
3rd Infantry
4th Infantry
5th Infantry
6th Infantry

Casualties
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Battle, In Brief

 Casualties

Adgate, Eleazer B., 18, Unknown; enl 9/17/61, m/i 10/31/61, Pvt, Co. B, 5th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/wds, 11/8/62

Axtell, F. Channing, 18, Bethel, VT; enl 9/26/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. F, 6th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Ayer, Dana C., 18, Mount Holly, VT; enl 10/3/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. C, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, tr to VRC 4/15/64, m/o 10/17/64

Babcock, George C., 19, Poultney, VT; enl 9/26/61, m/i 10/15/61, SGT, Co. F, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, pr 1SGT 12/28/63, comn 1LT 4/14/64 (5/9/64), kia, Wilderness, 5/5/64

Backum, John C., 19, Johnson, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. E, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 10/31/62

Bailey, Andrew A., 28, Springfield, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. A, 3rd VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 4/17/62

Bailey, Charles Francis, 40, Troy, VT; enl 9/25/61, m/i 10/15/61, 1SGT, Co. D, 6th VT INF, comn 2LT, 1/11/62 (1/11/62), mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62 (leg), d/wds 5/1/62

Bailey, James, 40, Roxbury, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. H, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/dis 10/22/62

Barney, Mason, 18, Royalton, VT; enl 10/9/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. E, 6th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Batten, Albert James, 19, Topsham, VT; enl 7/10/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Beauvais, Philip Peter Felix, 17, Highgate, VT; enl 9/9/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. C, 5th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/3/64, m/o 9/15/64 (on rosters as Bovatt)

Beeman, Lewis, 22, Milton, VT; enl 9/24/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. I, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 11/21/62

Bellows, Ruluf L., 36, Westford, VT; enl 9/9/61, m/i 10/15/61, CORP, Co. I, 6th VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 5/13/62

Benson, Madison J., 20, Worcester, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. H, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 12/31/62; enl 3/15/64, m/i 4/12/64, cred. to Benson, CORP, Co. E, 17th VT INF, wdd, 7/30/64, Petersburg Mine, pr SGT 3/23/65, m/o 7/14/65

Biscorner, Mitchell, 27, Waitsfield, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. H, 6th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Bishop, Jeremiah, 43, Brighton, VT; enl 4/22/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, m/o 7/27/64

Bishop, Jerome, 18, Brighton, VT; enl 7/9/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 8/8/62

Blakely, Roger T., 20, Brandon, VT; enl 9/30/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. F, 6th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Blodgett, Lorenzo W., 44, Northfield, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. H, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, mwia, Wilderness, 5/5/64, d/wds 8/30/64

Boynton, Austin L., 23, Pomfret, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Briggs, Lucius E., 19, Charleston, VT; enl 4/22/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Brown, Ephraim, 25, Belvidere, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. E, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 10/29/62

Buckley, John M., 0, Chester, VT; enl 9/24/61, m/i 10/15/61, SGT, Co. E, 6th VT INF, pr 1SGT, 10/31/61, comn 2LT, 3/3/63 (3/17/63), wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, resgd 8/3/63; enl 12/11/63, m/i 12/25/63, PVT, Co. E, 1st VT CAV, pr CORP 12/1/64, pr SGT 6/23/65, pr 1SGT, 7/1/65, tr to Co. A 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65

Bush, Sidney J., 26, Saint Albans, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. H, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/svc 9/23/62

Bussell, Hiram D., 18, Mount Holly, VT; enl 10/3/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. C, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/svc 10/16/63

Butterfield, John H., 22, Lincoln, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 5/4/62

Campbell, David Jr., 22, Canada; enl 4/22/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Carey, William W., 20, Cavendish, VT; enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. E, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 9/26/61, m/i 10/15/61, CORP, Co. E, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, pr SGTMAJ 1/1/63, comn 1LT, Co. F 5/15/64 (5/27/64), m/o 10/28/64

Carpenter, Lucius, 18, Burlington, VT; enl 6/2/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. A, 2nd VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 5/1/62

Cenneville, Felix, 24, Saint Johnsbury, VT; enl 7/10/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Chandler, Edward Aiken, 24, Pomfret, VT; comn 2LT, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, 5/24/61 (5/24/61), pr 1LT, 12/5/61 (12/5/61), wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, m/o 7/27/64 [College: NU 61]

Colburn, Chandler E., 19, Troy, VT; enl 10/3/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. D, 6th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Connell, Philip, 39, Brandon, VT; enl 9/28/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. F, 6th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Connell, Thomas, 22, East Montpelier, VT; enl 7/10/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 7/4/62

Conner, James, 18, Port Henry, NY; enl 9/24/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. F, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, kia, Wilderness, 5/5/64

Connery, James, 31, Burlington, VT; enl 10/2/61, m/i 10/15/61, 1SGT, Co. F, 6th VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, pow, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/prison 4/28/62

Cookman, James, 26, Charleston, VT; enl 5/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Dana, Stillman Foster, 20, Waitsfield, VT; enl 7/2/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. H, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, m/o 7/27/64; Dascomb says wdd Spotsylvania as well

Danforth, Sewell, 24, Holland, VT; enl 9/22/61, m/i 10/29/61, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Daniels, Thomas, 27, Roxbury, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. H, 6th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Davenport, David B., 39, Roxbury, VT; comn CPT, Co. H, 6th VT INF, 10/4/61 (10/15/61), wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62 (flesh wound, thigh), d/dis 9/20/62, Alexandria, Va.

Davis, Martin Warner, 25, Coventry, VT; enl 10/2/61, m/i 10/15/61, SGT, Co. D, 6th VT INF, pr 1SGT, 1/11/62, comn 2LT, 5/1/62 (10/1/62), pr 1LT, 11/1/62 (1/14/63), pr CPT, 2/3/63 (2/13/63), wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, m/o 10/18/64

Davis, Wesley, 22, Charleston, VT; enl 4/22/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, m/o 7/27/64

Dibble, David J., 18, Wardsboro, VT; enl 8/19/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. I, 4th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Dodge, Edwin R., 27, Elmore, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, CORP, Co. H, 6th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Downer, William H., 21, Hartford, VT; enl 9/17/61, m/i 9/17/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Dunshee, Warner Bradley, 18, Bristol, VT; enl 9/28/61, m/i 10/15/61, CORP, Co. A, 6th VT INF, pr SGT 6/28/62, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/wds, 10/31/62 (pension - gsw lt leg)

Duphany, Antoine, 42, Pomfret, VT; enl 9/19/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. C, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/wds, 7/1/62

Dyke, Calvin, 34, Royalton, VT; enl 1/16/61, m/i 11/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, reen 12/21/63, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, wdd, Spotyslvania, 5/12/64, tr to Co. B, 7/25/64, m/o 3/9/65

Ellis, Daniel, 44, Granville, VT; enl 7/10/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/wds, 6/7/62

Emmons, William H., 20, Huntington, VT; enl 7/10/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, pr CORP, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, 12/13/62, and 6/3/64, m/o 9/20/64

Fairbanks, Luke Bowen, 22, Bethel, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, CORP, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, reen 12/21/63, pr SGT, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, pow, n.d., reported at camp par. 1/21/63, pr 1LT, Co. H, 6/26/64 (7/10/64), pr CPT, Co. C, 8/31/64 (9/29/64), m/o 7/11/65

Fales, John W., 18, Cabot, VT; enl 9/30/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. F, 6th VT INF, Wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, wdd, Banks' Ford, 5/4/63, pow, Banks' Ford, 5/4/63, prld 5/14/63, m/o 10/28/64

Farr, George V., 20, Brandon, VT; enl 9/27/61, m/i 10/15/61, CORP, Co. F, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, wdd, 5/11/64, m/o 10/28/64

Ferris, Jones W., 25, Roxbury, VT; enl 7/10/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/wds, 8/1/62

Fisk, Van Loren M., 23, Northfield, VT; enl 9/7/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. K, 4th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, mwia, Brandy Station, 12/27/63, d/wds 12/28/63

Fuller, Ephraim H., 20, Waitsfield, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, CORP, Co. H, 6th VT INF, red, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62 (both thighs), m/o 10/28/64

Fuller, William, 21, Unknown; enl 9/3/61, m/i 9/20/61, Pvt, Co. F, 2nd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Garrow, Solomon, 18, Granville, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. H, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dsrtd 9/1/62

Gerard, John, 25, Middlebury, VT; enl 10/2/61, m/i 10/15/61, PVT, Co. A, 6th VT INF, pr SGT 11/1/62, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, pow, 10/11/63, Columbia SC, prld 12/6/64, m/o 2/15/65

Gibson, William M., 18, Wallingford, VT; enl 9/30/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. C, 6th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Goddard, Elisha M., 21, Mount Holly, VT; enl 10/3/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. C, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 10/31/62

Godfrey, William W., 26, Orange, VT; enl 9/28/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. F, 6th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Gould, Page, 21, Middlesex, VT; enl, Manchester, NH, 4/18/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. C, 1st NH INF, 5/2/61, m/o 8/9/61; enl, Middlesex, 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, 1SGT, Co. H, 6th VT INF, dsrtd 6/5/63, rtnd 5/18/65, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, m/o 6/26/65

Gove, Edwin Ruthven, 24, Lincoln, VT; enl 9/23/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. A, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, m/o 10/28/64

Graves, Luther, 23, Cavendish, VT; enl 9/30/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. C, 6th VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 4/24/62 Orig Bur Post Cem Ft Monroe Va

Graves, Nathan W., 21, Cavendish, VT; enl 9/30/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. C, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 4/20/63

Green, William H., 20, Sheffield, VT; enl 7/10/61, m/i 7/16/61, CORP, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 5/28/62

Grimes, Franklin Norton, 19, Weathersfield, VT; enl 8/22/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. C, 4th VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 4/28/62, memorial at Ascutneyville, Ascutney, VT

Grout, Austin, 26, Weathersfield, VT; enl 9/30/61, m/i 10/15/61, CORP, Co. C, 6th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Hamner, Truman T., 21, Lincoln, VT; enl 8/28/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. B, 5th VT INF, dsrtd 9/15/63, rtnd 10/5/63, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, m/o 9/15/64

Hancock, William Burr, 29, Worcester, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, CORP, Co. H, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, m/o 5/1/63

Harris, John P., 18, Danville, VT; enl 8/24/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. H, 4th VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 9/18/62

Henry, William, 21, Swanton, VT; enl 8/21/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. C, 5th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Hill, Chester K., 25, Eden, VT; enl 6/1/61, occ. farmer, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. E, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/wds, 10/31/62; enl 1/30/64, m/i 2/4/64, Pvt, Co. I, 56th MA INF, dis/dsb 5/15/65

Hill, Henry C., 18, Morgan, VT; enl 1/19/62, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 4/18/62

Hogan, Daniel, 21, Braintree, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. H, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dsrtd 4/20/63

Houghton, Horace A., 23, Windsor, VT; enl 10/4/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. C, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/dis 10/23/62 (chr. diarrhoea), Harewood Gnrl Hosp., Washington

Hoyt, Albert J., 19, Hardwick, VT; enl 7/10/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 5/4/62

Hurd, William L., 18, Hartford, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Hutchinson, Alonzo, 26, Charleston, VT; enl 4/22/61, m/i 7/16/61, CORP, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 4/18/62

Ingram, Charles W., 21, Newfane, VT; enl 8/26/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. I, 4th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 10/31/62

Jackson, Frederick K., 18, Groton, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 7/12/63 (enl as Charles L. Burnham)

Jones, Daniel S., 20, Wheelock, VT; enl 9/29/61, m/i 10/15/61, PVT, Co. E, 6th VT INF, pr CORP, pr SGT 8/21/64, tr to Co. K, 10/16/64, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, reen 12/15/63, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, Cedar Creek, m/o 7/1/65

Kelley, John, 21, Danby, VT; enl 10/3/61, m/i 10/15/61, CORP, Co. F, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, wdd, Marye's Heights, 5/3/63, reen 1/1/64, pr SGT 1SGT 5/6/64, kia, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64

Kibbie, George, 24, Hartford, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Kinney, Edwin R., 21, Burlington, VT; enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. H, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; comn 2LT, Co. I, 6th VT INF, 10/7/61 (10/15/61), pr 1LT, 1/18/62 (1/18/62), wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, pr CPT, Co. G, 6/5/63 (7/21/63), wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, pr MAJ, 6/4/65 (6/17/65), m/o 6/26/65 as CPT, Co. G

Knapp, Charles H. Pitman, 27, Stratton, VT; enl 8/26/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. I, 4th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 5/3/63

Labay, Joseph, 18, Derby, VT; enl 9/25/61, m/i 10/29/61, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, pow, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, Richmond, d/prison 4/21/62; orig buried Shockoe Cemetery, Richmond, reinterred

Lunge, Carlos, 22, Albany, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. E, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, pow 7/26/63, prld 12/16/64, d/svc 1/13/65

Macuin, Daniel, 27, Plymouth, VT; enl 9/24/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. C, 6th VT INF, reen 12/31/63, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, m/o 6/26/65

Mayo, Isaac, 24, Lincoln, VT; enl 8/22/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. B, 5th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/svc 10/26/62

McCarty, James, 25, Barton, VT; enl 7/10/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, kia, Wilderness, 5/5/64

Metcalf, Frank O., 23, Woodstock, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 2/18/63

Morrill, Frank, 22, Hartford, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Morse, D. Milton, 24, Brookfield, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Morse, Ira E., 22, Charleston, VT; enl 5/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/svc 11/29/62, removed from Antietam

Murdick, Newton I., 24, Middlebury, VT; enl 8/24/61, m/i 9/16/61, PVT, Co. B, 5th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, pr SGT 10/18/64, pr 1SGT, 5/12/65, comn 2LT, 6/4/65 (6/17/65), wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/3/64, m/o 6/29/65 as 1SGT

Murphy, Thomas Parish, 21, Roxbury, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, CORP, Co. H, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, wdd, Fredericksburg, 6/6/63, pr SGT, pr 1SGT, 7/10/63, reen 12/15/63, comn 2LT, Co. B, 5/15/64 (5/27/64), m/o 10/28/64

Neal, John, 18, Charleston, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Niles, Jason D., 23, Charleston, VT; enl 4/22/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, pr CORP 5/10/64, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, 5/10/64, m/o 7/27/64

Niles, Stephen B., 26, Halifax, VT; enl 8/27/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. I, 4th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, memorial/tombstone at Halifax, VT

Noyes, Annas C., 22, Chester, VT; enl 10/3/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. C, 6th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Oakes, Joseph, 28, Bristol, VT; enl 10/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. A, 6th VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 4/25/62

Page, Charles H., 22, Barre, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 2/28/63

Page, Francis A., 18, Barnet, VT; enl 8/27/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. H, 4th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 12/12/62, 2LT, VRC, 12/3/64, m/o 9/13/66 [College: NU 58]

Parker, George A., 18, Sherburne, VT; enl 9/25/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. C, 6th VT INF, reen 2/9/64, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, 6/1/64, m/o 6/26/65

Pasha, Antoine, 21, Burlington, VT; enl 10/4/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. F, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, mwia, Antietam, 9/17/62, d/wds 5/18/63

Patch, Alfred H., 20, Wallingford, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. A, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dsrtd 12/16/62

Pearsons, Archie M., 19, Shrewsbury, VT; enl 8/27/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. I, 5th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, tr to VRC 9/1/63, m/o 4/24/64

Perry, Edward, 20, Woodstock, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/wds, 10/6/62

Perry, Jacob F., 22, Woodstock, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, 5SGT, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Pingree, Samuel Everett, 27, Hartford, VT; comn 1LT, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, 5/24/61 (5/24/61), pr pr CPT, 8/13/61 (8/13/61), wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, pr MAJ 9/27/62 (10/6/62), pr LTC, 1/15/63 (2/2/63), m/o 7/27/64 (Medal of Honor) [College: DC 57, 67]

Pollard, Henry Z., 20, Ludlow, VT; enl 10/1/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. E, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/wds, 10/31/62; drafted - enl 7/22/63, m/i 7/22/63, PVT, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, m/o 1/17/64

Reed, Alonzo C., 20, Pomfret, VT; enl 11/15/61, m/i 11/5/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/wds, 3/20/63

Reynolds, Edwin F., 31, Rutland, VT; enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, PVT, Co. K, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; comn CPT, Co. F, 6th VT INF, 10/8/61 (10/15/61), kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Reynolds, Thomas, 20, Sherbrooke, PQ, Canada; enl 5/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, m/o 8/8/63

Rising, William Heman, 42, Warren, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, PVT, Co. H, 6th VT INF, pr CORP, pr SGT 8/21/64, 1SGT 6/1/65, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, reen 12/15/63, wdd, 6/5/64, m/o 6/26/65

Robinson, John Randolph, 30, Brownington, VT; enl 10/1/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. D, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/wds, 10/31/62

Rowell, Richard H., 23, Brighton, VT; enl 1/2/62, m/i 1/2/62, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 10/31/62

Royce, Charles H., 21, Woodstock, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, tr to VRC 3/15/64, m/o 11/27/65

Russell, James W., 32, Underhill, VT; enl 8/30/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 5th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Sabine, Alistine M., 18, Potton, PQ, Canada; enl 9/25/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. D, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/wds, 8/15/62

Savery, John H., 24, Clarendon, VT; enl 5/8/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. B, 2nd VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 4/18/62

Scarbo, Midor, 23, Milton, VT; enl 9/5/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. I, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 10/31/62

Scott, William, 22, Groton, VT; enl 7/10/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, Sleeping Sentinal, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 4/17/62

Shepherd, Daniel P., 27, Warren, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, CORP, Co. H, 6th VT INF, red, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, reen 12/15/63, m/o 6/26/65

Shepherd, Mason C., 18, Waitsfield, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. H, 6th VT INF, tr to Co. G, 1/1/65, tr back to Co 5/18/65, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, reen 12/15/63, m/o 6/26/65

Shepherd, Oliver S., 26, Monkton, VT; enl 9/30/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. A, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/dis 12/25/62

Simonds, Joseph, 42, Roxbury, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. H, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, m/o 10/15/64

Smalley, John G., 21, Norwich, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 5/19/63

Smith, Clark W., 31, Rutland, VT; enl 10/12/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. F, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/wds, 6/21/62; enl 11/12/63, m/i 11/12/63, Pvt, Co. H, 1st VT CAV, wdd, Hawe's Shop, 6/3/64, wdd, White Oak Swamp, 6/13/64, tr to Co. B 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65

Smith, Jones M., 21, Stockbridge, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds, New York City hospital, 5/9/62

Snay, George H., 23, Rutland, VT; enl 9/26/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. A, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/wds, 11/6/62

Squier, Edwin D., 25, Vergennes, VT; enl 10/3/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. A, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 12/19/62

Stevens, Orlando C., 21, Brighton, VT; enl 11/12/61, m/i 12/6/61, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Sweetland, Samuel, 28, Troy, VT; enl 7/30/61, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, pow, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/prison. 5/5/62, Richmond; originally buried Shockoe Hill, Richmond; reinterred

Talbirt, Lewis E., 45, Coventry, VT; enl 9/21/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. D, 6th VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 4/17/62

Thayer, Rodney R., 23, Stockbridge, VT; enl 9/24/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. C, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/svc 7/8/62

Thomas, Frank J., 18, Burke, VT; enl 12/15/61, Pvt, Co. E, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Thompson, Samuel, 22, Pittsburgh, NH; enl 12/13/61, Pvt, Co. E, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Turner, Charles, 18, Johnson, VT; enl 6/5/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. E, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 10/15/62

Utton, Edmund E., 21, Worcester, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. H, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/wds 10/11/62; enl 2/13/65, m/i 2/13/65, Pvt, Co. E, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65

Vance, Walter P., 42, Columbia, NH; res. Columbia, NH; enl 11/24/61, Pvt, Co. E, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Vincelett, Trifley, 20, Plymouth, VT; enl 10/2/61, m/i 10/29/61, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 1/13/63

Wales, Lucius W., 18, Roxbury, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, SGT, Co. H, 6th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Wales, Samuel W., 22, Roxbury, VT; enl 7/10/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, tr to VRC 9/1/36, m/o 7/16/64

Walker, Hiram, 44, Swanton, VT; enl 9/30/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. K, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/wds, 8/22/62

Waterman, Ezekiel D., 42, Roxbury, VT; enl 7/10/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Wells, Charles W., 18, Burke, VT; enl 12/1/61, Pvt, Co. E, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Whitcomb, Emerson E., 25, Springfield, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. A, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, m/o 7/27/64

Whitcomb, Willis, 24, Hartford, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 5/22/62

White, Henry, 18, Montpelier, VT; enl 10/3/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. F, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, m/o 11/14/62

White, Joseph, 33, Roxbury, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. H, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/svc 10/22/62

Whitney, Cyrus O., 23, Braintree, VT; enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. H, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, reen 12/15/63, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 6/26/65

Whittier, James John, 18, Lincoln, VT; enl 9/28/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. A, 6th VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, reen 12/15/63, dis/wds, 2/22/65

Willey, Alonzo F., 24, East Montpelier, VT; enl 7/10/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Wilson, Amos H., 21, Charleston, VT; enl 4/22/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. D, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, m/o 7/28/64

Wilson, Don C., 22, Bethel, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, CORP, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Wilson, Jeremiah Emery, 24, Stockbridge, VT; enl 9/30/61, m/i 10/15/61, CORP, Co. C, 6th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Wilson, Richard, 21, Sherburne, VT; enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62

Wood, Louis, 26, Readsboro, VT; enl 5/13/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. A, 2nd VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 5/1/62

Woodard, Dana C., 18, Woodstock, VT; enl 9/30/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. C, 6th VT INF, reen 12/31/63, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, m/o 6/26/65

Wright, Alexis Bicknall, 43, Norwich, VT; enl 11/16/61, m/i 11/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, dis/dsb 7/22/62; enl 12/29/63, m/i 1/7/64, Pvt, Co. A, 9th VT INF, d/dis 3/25/65

Wright, Edwin C., 20, Bristol, VT; enl 10/4/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. A, 6th VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 6/1/62

 Medal of Honor

Holton, Edward A., biography (MOH)

Pingree, Samuel E., biography/obituary (MOH)

Scott, Julian A., Medal of Honor (3rd VT INF)

 Readings

At Lee's Mill, April 16th, where the other regiments of the brigade received their first baptism of blood, the Second (Vermont Infantry) was held back as a support, and lost but two men. (Footnote: William Fuller of Co. F., killed outright by a piece of shell, and John H. Savory, Co. B., mortally wounded. He died of his wound two days after. (Source: Benedict, i:101)

Benedict, Chapter 11 (1st Brigade, Williamsburg, Lee's Mill, Camp Griffin)

Hodge, Freeman E., correspondence (3rd VT INF)

The Vermonters At Lee's Mill (3rd VT INF)

 Links

Battle of Dam No. 1 (Lee's Mill)

Lee Hall Mansion

The 1862 Peninsula Campaign

 Current Status

See the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields

If you are interested in helping to preserve a similar piece of America's heritage, please contact one of the partipating organizations in the Vermont Civil War Council.

 Battle, In Brief

The engagement known as that of Lee's Mill, was a notable one, as being the first assault on an entrenched line made by the Army of the Potomac, as an exhibition of remarkable bravery in the troops engaged, and as one of the bloodiest actions, in proportion to numbers engaged, in which the Vermont troops took part during the war. It was also one of the most useless wastes of life and most lamentable of unimproved opportunities recorded in this history. (Read further...)

 Photographs


Site of the initial attack made by the 3rd Vermont Infantry



Parrot gun and ammo wagon.



Additional trenches in the Confederate earthworks.

Newport News, Va., City Park has preserved a good portion of the battlefield, as evidenced by the photographs above. Photographs courtesy of Erick Bush, 3rd-great-grandson of Private Michael Stack, 12th Vermont Infantry and Daniel Westford Sullivan, 1st Vermont Cavalry.

Additional Readings

Bravery at Lee's Mills

"Among the incidents of the fight at Lee's Mills, Va., on the 16th of April, 1862, was the recovery from a fever of Sergeant Fletcher, of Company E, Third Vermont, on the sick list, and excused from duty, and the use he made of his temporary health. He crossed the stream and went through the fight; then, on his return, was among those who went back and rescued the wounded. On his return to camp he went into hospital, and resumed his fever, with aggravation.

"John Harrington, a beardless orphan boy, of seventeen, unarmed, went over and rescued out of the rifle-pit a disabled comrade.

"Lieutenant Whittemore commanded Company E. This officer, with his revolver, covered Harrington in his hazardous expedition, and killed several rebels who aimed their pieces at they boy. His most intimate friend in the company, private Vance, had been killed in the rifle-pit. Whittemore, enraged with sorrow, burst into tears, and seizing the dead soldier's musket, stood over him, and threatened death to any who should retreat; and then stooping down, he took cartridge after cartridge from his friend's box, and killed his man with every fire -- raging with a divine fury the while.

"Among the phenomena of the fight was the condition of the uniform of Captain Burnett, of Company K, Third Vermont. It had eight bullet holes in it, one through the collar of his coat, one through the right coat sleeve, one through his pantaloons below the left knee, one through both pantaloons and drawers above the right knee, and four though the skirts of his coat. There was not a scratch upon this man's skin."

(Source: Waite's Vermont in the Great Rebellion, pp 278-9.)

A Tour of Lee Hall Mansion

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