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16th Vermont Infantry

Organization and Service (Dyer's Compendium)


Organized at Brattleboro and mustered in October 23, 1862, for nine months. Moved to Washington, District of Columbia, October 24-27. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Casey's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, July, 1863.

SERVICE.--At East Capital Hill, Washington, until Oct. 30, 1862. Mar. to Munson Hill Oct. 30, thence to Hunting Creek Nov. 5. At Camp VT, near Hunting Creek, until Dec. 12. Picket duty near Fairfax C.H. to Jan. 20, 1863. At Fairfax Station until Mar. 20. Defence of Fairfax C.H. from attack by Stuart's Cavalry Dec. 29, 1862. At Union Mills Mar. 24 to Jun. 1. At Bristoe Station, Catlett's Station and Manassas until Jun. 15. At Union Mills until Jun. 25. Mar. to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Jun. 25-Jul. 1. Battle of Gettysburg Jul. 1-3. Pursuit of Lee Jul. 4-18. Moved to Brattleboro, VT, Jul. 18-21. Mustered out Aug. 10, 1863.

Regiment lost during service: 24 men killed and mortally wounded, 1 died in Confederate prisons and 48 died from disease. Total 73.

Source: Frederick H. Dyer, A compendium of the War of the Rebellion: compiled and arranged from official records of the federal and Confederate armies, reports of the adjutant generals of the several states, the army registers, and other reliable documents and sources, (Dyer Pub. Co., Des Moines, IA, 1908), Part 3, pp. 1647-1654.