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2nd Vermont Infantry


1861/06/202nd Regiment organized at Burlington, and Mustered into the United Sates service by Lieutenant-Colonel Rains, U. S. A., ... it being the first three years' regiment raised in Vt..' (Peck)
1861/06/242nd Regiment departed Vt. for Washington, D.C., arriving on the 26th. (Peck)
1861/07/212nd Regiment was engaged at 1st Bull Run, VA (Manassas) (Battles)
1861/07/21First Sergeant Urban A. Woodbury, Company H, 2nd Regiment, wounded in action at Bull Run, VA, lost his right arm by a piece of shell while his regiment was double-quicking toward the enemy; after being wounded, was taken to a copper's shop, near Sudley's Church, where his arm was amputated, thus becoming the first 'empty sleeve' from Vt.. (Benedict)
1861/08/08Theophilus Dompier, of Vergennes, enlisted; he became Pvt, Co. K, 2nd VVI on 30 August, and was later discharged for disability. (2nd Infantry)
1861/08/11Cpl. Henry C. Lyman, Hinesburgh, Co. K, 2nd VVI, died of disease, and was interred in Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes. (2nd Infantry)
1861/08/12The 2nd Regiment was detached from [Colonel O. O.] Howard's brigade and ordered to Chain Bridge, some ten miles above Georgetown on the Potomac, and went into camp at the east end of the bridge, being brigaded with the Sixth Maine and the Thirty-third New York regiments. (Peck)
1861/08/22The 2nd and 3rd Vt., at Camp Lyon, were 'reviewed by President Lincoln, General McClellan and Secretaries Seward and Chase.' (Crockett)
1861/09/03The 2nd Regiment moved across the [Chain] bridge into Virginia once more, and about a mile from the bridge went into camp (Camp Advance). Here the regiment, together with the Sixth Maine built Forts Marcy and Ethan Allen.' (Peck)
1861/09/112nd Regiment was engaged or present at skirmish near Lewinsville, Va. (Battles)
1861/11/051st Lt. William Wirt Henry resigned his commission; he was later commissioned Major, 10th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor, and breveted Brigadier General. (Medal of Honor)
1862/03/10The 2nd Regiment 'moved from Camp Griffin, where it had remained during the winter doing picket duty and drilling, and took up the line of march to Centerville.' (Peck)
1862/04/022nd Regiment 'moved with the army up the peninsula, taking part in the fights at Young's Mills, Lee's Mills and Williamsburg, beside some skirmishing with the enemy.' (Peck)
1863/02/162nd Inf. in camp near White Oak Church, VA (Prior diary)
1863/05/03Sergeant Ephraim W. Harrington, Co. G, 2nd VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1863/05/042nd Regiment was engaged or present at Salem Heights, Va. (Battles)
1863/06/052nd Regiment was engaged or present at Fredericksburg, Va. (Battles)
1863/07/27Joseph Robinson, a substitute for Edward Laduke, of Burlington, enlisted in Co. H, 2nd VVI (2nd Infantry)
1863/11/072nd Regiment was engaged or present at Rappahannock Station, Va. (Battles)
1864/04/30Only 77 of an aggregate of 941 men were on the sick list, the smallest proportion of sick men ever reported by the 2nd Regiment during the war. (Benedict)
1864/05/05Colonel Newton Stone, who had assumed command of the 2nd Regiment on 1 April, was killed in action at the Wilderness (Benedict)
1864/05/07Henry Stiles, Co. A, 2nd VVT, was promoted SGT-Major of the regiment (2nd Vt. Infantry)
1864/05/12Captain Dayton P. Clarke, Co. F, 2nd VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1864/05/12Private William W. Noyes, Co. F, 2nd VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1864/05/122nd Lieutenant Augustus I. Robbins, Co. B, 2nd VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1864/08/12Benjamin D. Cargill, a Private in Co. B, 2nd VVI, died of wounds incurred at Spotsylvania C.H. on 12 May; he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery 2nd Infantry)
1864/08/212nd Regiment was engaged or present at Charlestown, Va. (Battles)
1864/09/132nd Regiment was engaged or present at Gilbert's Ford, Va. (Battles)
1864/09/242nd Regiment was engaged or present at Mount Jackson, Va. (Battles)
1865/04/06The 2nd Regiment fired the last shot of the Sixth Army Corps, on the eastern fork of Sailor's Creek, VA (Peck)
1865/04/062nd Regiment was engaged or present at Sailor's Creek, Va. (Battles)
1865/06/19About 300 recruits from the 2nd Regiment, whose terms of service were to expire before 1, October, 1865 were Mustered out. (Benedict)
1865/07/15The 2nd Regiment mustered out, after serving four years, one month, five days, and losing 6 Officers and 217 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, 136 Enlisted men by disease, 22 who died in prison, and 4 from other causes, for a total of 385 fatalities out of a total of 1858 men who served. In addition, 692 men had been wounded, and 129 had been taken prisoner. (Peck)
1948/07/01Henry A. Horton, Co. A, 2nd Vt. Inf., died in Troy, NY. (Last Vets)