11th Vermont Infantry

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The 11th Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry or simply known as 11th VVI was a three-years infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It served in eastern theater, from September 1862 to August 1865. It served in the XXII Corps in the defenses of Washington D.C., and with the Vermont Brigade in VI Corps. The regiment was mustered into United States service on September 1, 1862, at Brattleboro, Vermont. On December 10, 1862, its designation changed to the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery.[1]

History[edit]

Lt. Col. George Ephraim Chamberlin of the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery Regiment

The unit was engaged in, or present at:[2]

Losses in the war[edit]

The regiment lost during service[5]:

  • 152 men killed and mortally wounded
  • 2 died from accidents
  • 175 died in Confederate prisons
  • 210 died from disease
Total loss: 539

The regiment mustered out of service on August 25, 1865.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 11th Vermont Infantry (aka First Heavy Artillery, Vermont Volunteers), Vermont in the Civil War
  2. ^ Battle Unit Details: 1st Regiment, Vermont Heavy Artillery, National Park Service
  3. ^ Taylor, Dan (June 2010). "Barton Believables:ellery Webster, Union POW - Part One". Vermont's Northland Journal. 9 (3): 16–20. 
  4. ^ "Narrative Accounts". Archived from the original on 2008-09-12. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  5. ^ 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery Regiment, The Civil War in the East

Further reading[edit]

  • Grant, Frank C., and Kenneth E. Manies. Civil War Journal of Cpl. Frank C. Grant, 1st Vt. Heavy Artillery/11th Vt. Inf. Regiment, Company A. Yuba City, Calif.: K.E. Manies, 2005.

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