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12th Vermont Infantry
Army Life in Virginia

ARMY LIFE IN VIRGINIA

LETTERS

From the Twelfth Vermont Regiment and
Personal Experiences of Volunteer
Service in the War for the Union,
1862-63.

by
GEORGE GRENVILLE BENEDICT
Private and Lieutenant Twelfth Regiment
Vermont Volunteers and Aide-de-Camp
upon the staff of the Second Vermont
Brigade.

BURLINGTON:
Free Press Association
1895.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

I.Rendezvous at Brattleboro
First Guard Duty.
II.Equipment and Inspection.
III.Knapsack Drill and Review.
IV.Off for Washington.
V.In Camp at the Capitol.
VI.Camp Casey, East Capitol Hill.
VII.Reviews and Battalion Drill.
VIII.The Army Hospitals
A Washington Dust-Storm.
IX.Organization of the Second Vermont Brigade.
X.Ordered to the Field.
XI.A Little Farther Toward the Front.
XII.Camp Vermont
First Snow Storm.
XIII.An Ordinary Day in Camp.
XIV.Losses by Death
An Abortive Review.
XV.Thanksgiving Day in Camp.
XVI.The Brigade Moves to Fairfax Court House.
XVII.Picket Duty on Cub Run.
XVIII.Christmas in Camp.
XIX.Stuart's Raid and Repulse from Fairfax Court House.
XX.The New Year and the Emancipation Proclamation.
XXI.Return After a Furlough.
XXII.More Snow Storms.
XXIII.The Capture of General Stoughton.
XXIV.On Staff Duty.
XXV.Headquarters Second Vermont Brigade.
XXVI.Headquarters Second Vermont Brigade.
XXVII.Headquarters Second Vermont Brigade.
XXVIII.Spring-Time in Virginia
Guarding the O. and A. Railroad.
XXIX.A Visit to the Battle-field of Bull Run.
XXX.The Battle of Gettysburg
Personal Observations and Experiences.
XXXI.Additional Details of Gettysburg
Close of the Service of the Brigade.