Salem Heights, Virginia
(Banks' Ford)
May 3-4, 1863

Vermont units present/engaged:

1st Vermont Brigade

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

Medal of Honor


Ainsworth, Luther, 31, Waitsfield, VT; 6th VT INF

Balch, Edward Ernest, 17, Ludlow, VT; 2nd VT INF

Barnes, Lucian, 21, Woodstock, VT; 6th VT INF, VRC

Barr, George, 22, Highgate, VT; 6th VT INF

Bolles, Lyman H., 24, Woodford, VT; 4th VT INF

Burgin, Patrick, 30, Montpelier, VT; 2nd VT INF

Bush, Henry J., 30, Brookline, VT; 4th VT INF

Button, William H., 19, Sheldon, VT; 1st VT INF, 5th VT INF

Carleton, David G., 18, Vershire, VT; 4th VT INF

Church, Chauncey Langdon, 21, Jericho, VT; 2nd VT INF

Clark, Francis, 18, Lincoln, VT; 6th VT INF, VRC

Cook, Madison, 18, Brattleboro, VT; 2nd VT INF

Covey, Suel Pierson, 44, Townshend, VT; 4th VT INF, VRC

Crossan, John C., 19, St. Johnsbury, VT; 3rd VT INF

Danforth, Alonzo W., 19, Bristol, VT; 6th VT INF, VRC

Dike, Hiram F., 18, Waitsfield, VT; 6th VT INF

Dow, Charles W., 21, Ludlow, VT; 4th VT INF, VRC

Dow, Lorenzo, 18, Lincoln, VT; 6th VT INF, VRC

Downer, David E., 26, Shaftsbury, VT; 4th VT INF, VRC

Doyle, Frederick, 18, Williamstown, VT; 6th VT INF

Duncan, George H., 21, Wardsboro, VT; 8th VT INF, 10th MA INF

English, Hiram S., 24, Woodstock, VT; 6th VT INF

Fales, John W., 18, Cabot, VT; 6th VT INF

Fisher, Gilbert, 24, West Fairlee, VT; 6th VT INF

Fletcher, Solon W., 20, Burlington, VT; 1st VT INF, 6th VT INF

Fuller, Nelson, 28, Salem, VT; 3rd VT INF, VRC

Garrow, Oliver, 22, Burlington, VT; 2nd VT INF

Gleason, Francis A., 27, Brattleboro, VT; 2nd VT INF

Goodall, Richard P., 22, Holland, VT; 3rd VT INF

Goodrich, Leonard H., 28, Norwich, VT; 6th VT INF

Grace, James, 18, Middlebury, VT; 1st VT INF, 5th VT INF

Haselton, David, 18, Westford, VT; 2nd VT INF

Hastings, Frank, 19, Burlington, VT; 4th VT INF

Henry, Warren M., 27, Rockingham, VT; 6th VT INF

Hicks, Richard Goodsill, 24, Sheldon, VT; 6th VT INF

Higgins, William, 22, Shoreham, VT; 2nd VT INF

Houghton, Warren V., 21, Putney, VT; 2nd VT INF

Hutchinson, Alonzo Burton, 23, Norwich, VT; 6th VT INF

Jones, Samuel H., 26, Hartland, VT; 6th VT INF, VRC

Kennedy, Ronald Albert, 24, Concord, VT; 3rd VT INF, 5th VT INF

Kenney, George W., 19, Orange, VT; 6th VT INF, VRC

Kerigan, Michael, 29, Burlington, VT; 5th VT INF

Kimball, Frederick Marius, 21, Glover, VT; 6th VT INF, VRC

Lane, Michael, 21, Mount Holly, VT; 4th VT INF, VRC

Lanphere, John M., 18, Brattleboro, VT; 2nd VT INF

Meader, Charles C., 15, Newbury, VT; 3rd VT INF

Messier, Moses, 43, Hartford, VT; 3rd VT INF

Montgomery, Caleb, 29, Starksboro, VT; 5th VT INF

Morgan, Henry, 20, Bennington, VT; 4th VT INF

Morton, Willis W., 20, Randolph, VT; 4th VT INF

Moulton, Eliphalet Pillsbury, 43, Bloomfield, VT; 3rd VT INF

Patch, Abial H., 26, Roxbury, VT; 6th VT INF

Paul, William, 29, Bennington, VT; 4th VT INF

Perry, John P., 44, Panton, VT; 2nd VT INF

Porter, Warren C., 37, Fayston, VT; 6th VT INF

Prouty, Henry Harrison, 19, Brattleboro, VT; 2nd VT INF

Raycroft, William, 26, Williamstown, VT; 6th VT INF

Reynolds, Edwin L., 23, Cambridge, VT; 6th VT INF

Roach, Edward O., 19, Burlington, VT; 6th VT INF, VRC

Saint George, Alexander, 28, Milton, VT; 6th VT INF

Shonnio, Arnold B., 26, Duxbury, VT; 6th VT INF

Shumway, John B., 32, Bradford, VT; 6th VT INF, VRC

Sibley, Truman A., 28, Readsboro, VT; 10th MA INF

Sullivan, John Timothy, 18, Middlebury, VT; 5th VT INF, VRC

Veo, Joseph, 21, Roxbury, VT; 6th VT INF

Walker, Francis, 26, Bennington, VT; 10th MA INF

Weaver, Charles W., 19, Lincoln, VT; St. Albans; 6th VT INF, VRC

Wheeler, Daniel Davis, 20, Cavendish, VT; 4th VT INF, USV

Whitcomb, Asa, 41, Orange, VT; 6th VT INF

Whitman, Seth C., 21, Morristown, VT; 3rd VT INF

Wilkins, George F., 21, Ferrisburgh, VT; 2nd VT INF, VRC

Wilson, Lewis M., 33, Bakersfield, VT; 2nd VT INF

Woods, Oliver H., 23, Barnet, VT; 3rd VT INF, VRC

 Medal of Honor

Butterfield, Franklin G., biography (MOH) (6th VT INF)

Grant, Lewis A., biography (MOH)

Wheeler, Daniel D., biography (MOH)


Benedict, Chapter 14 (1st Brigade, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Salem Heights)

Benedict, Chapter 6 (2nd Infantry ,Part 2)

Benedict, Chapter 7 (3rd Infantry)

Benedict, Chapter 8 (4th Infantry)

Benedict, Chapter 9 (5th Infantry)





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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