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1862/06/25The Governor replied to the Secretary of War: 'The Ninth Regiment is nearly full, and will be ready for marching orders in some ten days. Probably the Tenth could be recruited in some forty or fifty days from this date. If the Government needs the Tenth Regiment, and you make direct requisition for it, we will raise it.' The War Office thundered back: 'Organize your Tenth Regiment.' (Haynes)
1862/09/01The 10th Regiment mustered into U. S. service. (Peck)
1862/09/0610th Regiment departed Brattleboro for Washington. (Dyer)
1862/09/0810th Regiment arrived in Washington. (Dyer)
1862/09/0910th Regiment went into quarters at Camp Chase, near Arlington Heights (Dyer)
1863/11/2710th Regiment was engaged or present at Orange Grove, Va. (Battles)
1864/01/20Privates John and Patrick Hopkins, draft dodgers, were arrested and entered the service as privates in Co. C, 10th VVI. John was taken prisoner at Monocacy on 9 July 1864, but survived the war; Patrick was mortally wounded in the same battle, and died a month later. (Monocacy)
1864/05/101st Brigade (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 11th Regiments) and 10th Regiment were engaged or present at Spotsylvania, VA through May 18. (Battles)
1864/05/3110th Regiment was engaged or present at Tolopotomy, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/011st Brigade (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 11th Regiments), 10th Vt. Regiment, engaged or present at Cold Harbor, VA through June 12. (Battles)
1864/06/06'Captain Darrah was killed by a rebel sharpshooter. No man could show his head above the breastworks, or go twenty yards from them to the rear, without exposing himself to the same fate.' (Haynes)
1864/06/12'The Tenth now began to appear like a veteran regiment. Scores of the men who had fought through the battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania unhurt, had fallen at these fatal cross roads, and as the command filed silently out of their works on the night of the twelfth, their thinned ranks plainly told the sad brave story of their last twelve days' work.' (Haynes)
1864/06/2210th Regiment was engaged or present at Weldon Railroad, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/2310th Regiment was engaged or present at Weldon Railroad, Va. (Battles)
1864/07/091st Lieutenant George E. Davis, Co. D, 10th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1864/07/09Corporal Alexander Scott, Company D, 10th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1864/09/2210th Regiment was engaged or present at Fisher's Hill, Va. (Battles)
1864/12/03Capt. Alonzo B. Whitney, 26th USCI, of Brookfield, VT, was mortally wounded in the groin by friendly fire from the 56th NY INF at Gregory's Farm. He died two days later. (Kimball's scrapbook)
1865/09/28Joseph N. Calhoun, Pvt, Co. K, 10th VVI, was discharged, and went home to Newport, Vt. (10th Infantry)
1946/10/22Reuben S. Hurd, Co. A, 10th Vt. Inf., died in Worthington, MN (Last Vets)