9th Vermont Infantry

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Erastus W. Jewett, Civil War Medal of Honor recipient with the 9th Vermont.

The 9th Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry (or 9th VVI) was a three years' infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It served in the Eastern Theater, from July 1862 to December 1865. It served in the VII, XVII and XXIV Corps.

History[edit]

The 9th Vermont Infantry was captured at the Battle of Harpers Ferry during the 1862 Maryland Campaign, but later fought well with the VII, XVIII and XXIV Corps in eastern Virginia and North Carolina, and was one of the first units to enter Richmond, Virginia in April 1865.[1]

The regiment was mustered into Federal service on July 9, 1862 at Brattleboro, Vermont.[2]

It was engaged in, or present at, Harper's Ferry, Newport Barracks, Chaffin's Farm, Fair Oaks and the Fall of Richmond.[3]

The regiment lost during its term of service: 23 men killed and mortally wounded, 5 died from accident, 2 committed suicide, 36 died in Confederate prisons and 232 died from disease; for a total loss of 298 men.[4]

The regiment mustered out of service on December 1, 1865.[5]

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Notable members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ E. R. Hutchins, The War of the Sixties, 1912, page 461
  2. ^ Paul G. Zeller, Williamstown, Vermont in the Civil War, 2010, page 82
  3. ^ Civil War in the East, 9th Vermont Infantry Regiment, retrieved February 11, 2014
  4. ^ Vermont in the Civil War, 9th Vermont Infantry: Organization and Service (Dyer's Compendium), retrieved February 11, 2014
  5. ^ Donald H. Wickman, We Are Coming Father Abra'am: History of the 9th Vermont Volunteer Infantry, 2005, page 451
  6. ^ Robert Burns Beath, History of the Grand Army of the Republic, page 401
  7. ^ Jacob G. Ullery, Men of Vermont Illustrated, 1894, pages 7-8
  8. ^ Reunion Society of Vermont Officers, Annual Meerting proceedings, Volume 2, 1906, page 334
  9. ^ U.S. War Department, The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1894, page 578
  10. ^ J. W. Jones, The Story of American Heroism, 1895, page 375
  11. ^ Walter F. Beyer, Oscar Frederick Keydel, Henry Martin Duffield, Deeds of Valor, Volume 1, 1907, page 301
  12. ^ Erik S. Hinckley and Tom Ledoux, They Went to War:: A Biographical Register of the Green Mountain State in the Civil War, 2010, pages 12-13

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