Infantrymen were wounded or killed in action
A total of 1,832 Vermonters were mortally wounded or killed in action during the Civil War; 203 were from the 6th infantry regiment, 22 of whom were from Company K. According to Butterfield's regimental history, out of 2000 regiments that fought in the war, the 6th regiment was one of only 45 regiments that lost 200 or more in battle.
Listed below are the engagements in which the 22 men of Company K lost their lives, and in which 60 others were wounded but survived. The 82 total casualties in Company K were 47 percent of the total company roster of 175 men over 4 years.
In addition to these engagements, the 6th regiment (including company K) was recognized in 1865 by the U.S. Army as being engaged in other battles "in which they have borne a meritorious part," including Golding's Farm, White Oak Swamp, Crampton's Gap, Antietam, Gettysburg, the Defense of Washington (Ft. Stevens), and Fisher's Hill. The company and regiment also served in riot-control in New York City for four weeks after the "Irish" draft riots of August 1863.
Co. K Casualties
Killed in Action
|Siege of Yorktown|
Seven days before Richmond
New York City (after draft riots) 8/14-9/16/63
|5/5||Craig's Mtg House||11||3||14|
Transported to Washington 7/9-11 for the 7/12 Defense at Fort Stevens
|8/7-11/28||8/21||Charles Town WV||4||1||5|
|Siege of Petersburg|
|12/13-4/2/65||4/2/65||Fall of Petersburg||2||1||3|
|4/9/65||Lee's surrender at Appomattox|
|Total Co. K Casualties||60||22||82|
Two of the mortally wounded from Company K were apparently brothers. Louis Sherbut and Bartholomew Sherbut(t) of Georgia, VT had enlisted a year apart from each other (Louis 9/61 and Bartholomew 8/62), and were wounded in battles almost exactly one year apart. Louis was wounded May 4, 1863 (Banks Ford).and died August 4, 1863. Bartholomew was wounded May 6, 1864 (Wilderness) and died May 13
Edward Daniel, transcriber