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
A B C D E F G H 1865 1 1 Jan. 31, Burlington, Vt. 103 95 3 5 - - Mch. 31, St. Albans, Vt. 101 90 9 - - - Apr. 30, do 100 93 5 2 - - May, 15, do 100 91 7 2 - - June 15 do 100 98 2 - - -
(see Legend, below)
SECOND VERMONT COMPANY FRONTIER CAVALRY
A B C D E F G H 1865 Jan. 31, Burlington, Vt. 103 90 10 3 - - Feb. 28, do 103 77 21 3 1 1 Mch. 15, St. Albans, Vt. 103 88 11 3 - 1 Apr. 15, do 103 80 15 8 - - May 15 do 103 85 12 5 - 1 June 15 do 101 88 13 - - -
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.
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
Sharp Shooters Soldiers in Hospital