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9th Vermont Infantry
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1862/07/09The 9th Regiment mustered into the service of the United States July 9, 1862, for three years, with 920 officers and men. (Peck)
1862/09/139th Regiment was engaged or present at Harper's Ferry, Va. (Battles)
1862/09/149th Regiment was engaged or present at Harper's Ferry, Va. (Battles)
1862/09/159th Regiment captured at Harper's Ferry, VA (Battles)
1863/07/25Lieutenant Command John G. Mitchell, USS Commodore Jones, cooperated in an expedition to capture a force of guerrillas between Cappahosic and Gloucester Point, Va., boarding elements of the Ninth Vt. Inf. at Fort Yorktown. Six companies of the regiment boarded the vessel and were landed at Cappahosic, marched down the road to Gloucester Court House, and the remaining companies marched by land, meeting a junction in the roads. Unfortunately, the guerrillas had already departed the area. (ORN)
1864/02/02First Lieutenant Erastus W. Jewett, Co. A, 9th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1864/02/02First Lieutenant Josiah O. Livingston, 9th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1864/02/02First Lieutenant Theodore S. Peck, Co. H, 9th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1864/03/16Major Amasa Bartlett, 9th Regiment, died from brain fever; he 'was one of the most promising young officers who went from Vt. to the war.' (Peck)
1864/05/05First Sergeant Carlos H. Rich, Co. K, 9th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1864/06/19The Ninth Vt. Regiment participated in an expedition to cut the railroad between Wilmington and Goldsboro, N.C. The majority of the regiment went overland by train and marching to be close to Jacksonville, Onslow County, by June 21. Captain Samuel H. Kelley and 100 men went to Beaufort. On June 20, the side-wheel steamer Nansemond and the screw steamer Calypso embarked Kelley's men and sailed to New River, N. C. The troops were successfully landed in surfboats on June 21. Captain Kelley and his men moved up the river about eight miles, took possession of Snead's Ferry and captured several Confederate pickets. The next evening, Kelley's force came under friendly fire from the 12th New York Cavalry. The mission was aborted due to the size of the Confederate force in the area (apparently the rebels had obtained intelligence regarding the expedition), and Captain Kelley and his men returned to Beaufort. Reporting to Commander Benjamin M. Dove, Naval Station, Beaufort, Acting Ensign J. H. Porter, commanding one of the boats from the Calypso, said of Kelley 'he has been untiringly at work ever since his first landing, and though more than once in difficult positions, has managed his part of the expedition with perfect success.' (ORN)
1864/09/299th Regiment was engaged or present at Chapin's Farm, Va. (Battles)
1864/10/279th Regiment was engaged or present at Fair Oaks, Va. (Battles)
1865/04/03The 9th Regiment was among the first troops to enter the city of Richmond, Va. on the morning of its capture. (Peck)
1865/04/09Union troops, led by skirmishers from the 9th VVI, enter Richmond
1865/12/019th Regiment mustered out, having lost 2 Officers and 22 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 278 Enlisted men by disease. Total 305. (Dyer)
1946/04/01George A. Coburn, Co. F, 9th Vt. Inf., died in Minturn, CO; he was 100 years old. (Last Vets)