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.
It was engaged in, or present at:
- Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and the first Battle of Weldon Railroad, now known as the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road, in the Overland campaign. In the latter 267 men from the 11th and 140 from the 4th Vermont were captured by a superior force. The captives were all sent to Andersonville prison where 232 of them died.
- Fort Stevens, Charlestown, Gilbert's Ford, Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek in the Shenandoah Valley campaign
- In the siege of Petersburg.
The regiment lost during service:
- 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.
- Taylor, Dan (June 2010). "Barton Believables:ellery Webster, Union POW - Part One". Vermont's Northland Journal 9 (3): 16–20.
- Narrative Accounts
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