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2nd Vermont Infantry

As Reported in the Vermont Tribune newspaper

Linda L. M. Welch, of Dartmouth College, was going through old newspapers again and found this, which she asked be added to the Company "I" 2nd Vt. Reunion page.

(From: The Voice Among the Mountains, Ludlow, 13 June, 1861
(William H. Walker, editor; Warner S. Roberts, Printer):

"The ladies of this town do not intend to be outdone in good deeds. They have already made more than a full supply of Havelocks for the Ludlow company of volunteers, and now they are inquiring what they shall do next. We call their attention to the appeal of the medical board in another column. Capt. Fullam and Lieut. Wadleigh were in town on Tuesday. They report the boys in good spirits and with the exception of Davis and Gilson, are well. Davis and Gilson are sick with the measles. The May term of Windsor County court passed without a jury trial. In 1812 there was a similar term. There was but little business done and about 70 new cases entered. National troubles seem to subdue the passion for 'law-in'. The 2nd Vermont Regiment of Volunteers is in encampment at Burlington. The Regiment was mustered into the United States service on Monday by Colonel Reins of the United States Army. The officers of the Regiment are Colonel Henry Whiting of Michigan, Lieut. Col. George J. Stannard of St. Albans, Major C. H. Royce of Northfield, Quartermaster Perley P. Pitkin of East Montpelier, Chaplin C. B. Smith of Brandon, Dr. N. H. Ballou, Burlington, Surgeon; Dr. B. W. Carpenter of Burlington, Assistant Surgeon. The companies compromising the regiment were enlisted at the following towns: Bennington, Castleton, Brattleboro, Waterbury, Tunbridge, Montpelier, Burlington, Fletcher, Ludlow, and Winooski. The cloth manufactured by Merrill & Company of Felchville, for the uniforms for the volunteers, is a superior article for the price: 62 cents per yard. It contains no 'shoddy' as has been represented, but is composed of 80% wool and 20% cotton. The cloths have been thoroughly tested and will sell readily at 70 cents per yard where they have been brought into use. Those who have examined it are satisfied with it. T. W. Park, Esq. of San Francisco, California, a native of Vermont, has forwarded to Governor Fairbanks a check for $1,000, to be appropriated to defraying the expenses of fitting out the sons of Vermont for battle. George B. Plumb of the Bennington company of Volunteers, was killed last Thursday on the special train of cars that conveyed the Volunteers to Burlington, near Middlebury, by his head striking a bridge. He was riding on top of a car. He was another victim of the culpable indifference of railroad officials as to the safety of passengers. The public spirited citizens of East Middlebury have sent 23 barrels of provisions of various kinds to Fort Monroe for the use of the Middlebury company there."

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