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6th Vermont Infantry
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1861/10/156th Regiment mustered into U. S. service. (Dyer)
1862/03/04Casper H. Dean, 6th Regiment, wrote to his father about money issues (Correspondence)
1862/04/16First Sergeant Edward A. Holton, Co. I, 6th VVI, , was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1862/04/18Casper H. Dean, 6th Regiment, wrote to his father about the battle of Lee's Mill, two days prior. (Correspondence)
1862/07/05Casper H. Dean, 6th Regiment, wrote to his brother from camp near the James River (Correspondence)
1862/07/18Casper H. Dean, 6th Regiment, wrote to his father from camp near Harrison's Landing, VA about sickness at home and in the camp (Correspondence)
1862/09/14First Lieutenant George W. Hooker, Co. E, 6th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1862/12/18Colonel Lord, Sixth Vt., resigned on account of ill health and Lieutenant Colonel Tuttle was promoted to the command of the regiment. Major Barney succeeded him as Lieutenant Colonel, and Capt. Oscar A. Hale was appointed Major. (Crockett)
1863/05/04First Lieutenant Frank G. Butterfield, Co. A, 6th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1863/06/06On the skirmish line on the south side of the Rappahannock River, Privates John Hines, Albert Jefts, Co. E, David Jesmer, Co. I, and Nahum Potter, Co. K, were killed in action (Benedict)
1863/07/10The battle of Funkstown. 6th Inf.: Killed in action: Corporal Moses Abbott, Private George M. Patridge, Co. D; Private William P. Craig, Co. G; and Private Nathan Hannon, Co. F. Privates Francis Gabaree, William A. Green and Marmin H. Lackey, Co. K, died of their wounds. (Benedict)
1863/07/281st Lieutenant and Regimental Q.M. John W. Clark, 6th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1863/09/14Assistant Surgeon Cornelius A. Chapin, died in New York of typhoid fever. (Benedict)
1863/09/272nd Lt. Frederick M. Kimball, on convalescent leave in Vt., was united in marriage with Susanna S. Hoyt. (Kimball's diaries)
1863/10/15Lieutenant Henry Jones, Company C, captured by guerrillas. (Benedict)
1864/05/05Capt. Riley Bird, 6th VT Inf., of Bristol, after being wounded twice earlier in the day, was killed in action at the Wilderness. (Kimball's scrapbook)
1864/08/24Major Carlos Dwinell, 6th VT Inf., of Glover, Vt., died in Baltimore, Md., of wounds received on the 21st at Charleston, WV. (Kimball's scrapbook)
1864/09/15Private Warren D. Mather, Co. I, Sixth Vt., describes the incident at Gilbert's Ford two days previous, in a letter to his wife. (Italo)
1864/09/226th Regiment was engaged or present at Fisher's Hill, Va. (Battles)
1864/11/25George W. Mather, Fair Haven, writing to his daughter-in-law Nellie Mather, regarding to condition of her wounded husband, Warren D. Mather, a patient at Jarvis U. S. General Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, said Warren was "doing the best of any leg that has been taken off in this hospital." (Italo)
1864/12/15Private Warren D. Mather died at Jarvis U. S. General Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, as the result of a gunshot wound received at the battle of Cedar Creek, October 19th. His father, George W. Mather, who had been attending him, took the body back to Vt. for burial. (Italo)
1865/06/266th Regiment mustered out, having lost 12 Officers and 191 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 212 Enlisted men by disease. Total 418. (Battles)
1898/10/05C. C. Wheeler and wife, S. H. Page and wife, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Parkhurst and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Lewis attended the reunion of Company D, Sixth Vermont Volunteers, held at Newport Center last Wednesday evening. This was the 19th annual reunion. Forty-two of the company enlisted from North Troy. (Newport Narrations, 12 Oct 1898)
1939/05/06Alonzo Levis, the last known survivor of the 6th VT INF, in Rutland