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6th Vermont Infantry
Organization and Service (Dyer's Compendium)


6th Vermont Infantry

Organized at Montpelier and mustered in October 15, 1861. Moved to Washington, District of Columbia, October 19-22. Attached to Brook's Brigade, Smith's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defences of Washington until March 10, 1862. Moved to Alexandria March 10, thence to Fortress Monroe, VA, March 23 - 24. Reconnoissance to Warwick River March 30. Siege of Yorktown April 5 - May 4. Lee's Mills April 16. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Seven days before Richmond June 25 - July 1. Garnett's Farm June 27. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp Bridge June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria August 16 - 24. Maryland Campaign September - Oct. Crampton's Pass, MD, September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16 - 17. At Hagerstown, MD, until October 29. Movement to Falmouth, VA, October 29 - November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12 - 15. Burnside's Second Campaign, "Mud March," Jan. 20 - 24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27 - May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29 - May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3 - 4. Banks' Ford May 4. Franklin's Crossing June 5 - 13. Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 2 - 4. Funkstown, MD, July 10 - 13. Detached for duty in NY August 14 - September 16. Rejoined Army at Culpeper C.H. September 23. Bristoe Campaign October 9 - 22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7 - 8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26 - December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May - June, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5 - 7; Spotsylvania May 8 - 12; Spotsylvania C.H. May 12 - 21. Assault on the Salient, Spotsylvania C.H., May 12. North Anna River May 23 - 26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26 - 28. Totopotomoy May 28 - 31. Cold Harbor June 1 - 12. Before Petersburg June 18 - 19. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22 - 23. Siege of Petersburg until July 9. Moved to Washington, DC, July 9 - 11. Repulse of Early's attack on Fort Stevens July 11 - 12. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7 - November 28. Near Charlestown August 21 - 22. Gilbert's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 13. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. At Strasburg until November 9, and at Kernstown until December 9. Moved to Petersburg December 9 - 12. Siege of Petersburg December 13, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Fort Fisher, before Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28 - April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox C.H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Farmville and Burkesville Station until April 23. March to Danville April 23 - 27, and duty there until May 18. Moved to Manchester, thence March to Washington, DC, May 24 - June 3. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out June 26, 1865.

Regiment lost during service: 189 men killed and mortally wounded, 2 died by accident, 20 died in Confederate prisons and 189 died by disease. Total 400.


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