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Adjutant and Inspector General Reports
1865 Report

Troops in the Field
(continued)

The FIRST and SECOND COMPANIES OF FRONTIER CAVALRY were raised and organized for the defence of the frontier against invasion from Canada, and were both stationed at St. Albans, Vt., while in service, performing guard and patrol duty. both companies were mustered out of service June 27, 1865.

The following statements show their condition at the several dates specified:

(see Legend, below)

FIRST VERMONT COMPANY FRONTIER CAVALRY

ABCDEFGH
186511
Jan. 31,Burlington, Vt.1039535--
Mch. 31,St. Albans, Vt.101909---
Apr. 30,do1009352--
May, 15,do1009172--
June 15do100982---

(see Legend, below)

SECOND VERMONT COMPANY FRONTIER CAVALRY

ABCDEFGH
1865
Jan. 31, Burlington, Vt.10390103--
Feb. 28,do1037721311
Mch. 15,St. Albans, Vt.10388113-1
Apr. 15, do10380158--
May 15do10385125-1
June 15do1018813---

The casualties and changes among the enlisted men in the First Company have been as follows:--Mustered out of service, 97; deserted, 1; promoted, 2; total, 100.

The casualties and changes among the enlisted men in the Second Company have been as follows:--Mustered out of service, 99; promoted, 1; total, 100.

The State has furnished sixty-seven recruits for the FIFTY-FOURTH REGIMENT MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEERS (colored). These men have served faithfully, and have participated in several engagements with the enemy. No detailed report of the movements and operations of the regiment has been received. But, in pursuance of orders from the War Department, abstracts from the bi-monthly muster-rolls of the regiment have been furnished to me regularly by the commanding officer of the regiment. The regiment was mustered out of service on the twentieth of August, 1865. Of the Vermont recruits for the regiment, forty-five were mustered out of service, ten had been previously discharged, one deserted, and three have died. The remainder are are sick in general hospital.

I am indebted to Brig.-Gen. Stephen Thomas for a summary of the history and movements and operations of the EIGHTH REGIMENT, from the time when it was mustered into the service of the United States, February 18, 1862, to January, 1865, which is published in Appendix C.

Legend:


A - Date
B - Station.
C - Aggregate
D - On Duty
E - Sick
F - Absent with Leave
G - Absent without Leave
H - In arrest or confinement
I - Prisons
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