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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, 4th Co. 2nd Btln 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

Grant, Lewis A., biography

Wheeler, Daniel D., biography


Benedict, Chapter 14

Benedict, Chapter 6

Benedict, Chapter 7

Benedict, Chapter 8

Benedict, Chapter 9





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
Unasgd - Unassigned
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.