5th Vermont Infantry

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The 5th Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry (or 5th VVI) was a three years' infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Structure[edit]

The 5th Vermont Infantry was part of the Army of the Potomac, in the Vermont Brigade of the Sixth Army Corps. [1] It included a total of 1618 soldiers. The regiment was mustered into Federal service on September 16, 1861, at St. Albans, Vermont. The regiment lost during service: 201 men killed and mortally wounded, 4 died from accident, 1 executed, 21 died in Confederate prisons and 112 died from disease; total loss: 339. The regiment mustered out of service on June 29, 1865. [2][3]

Camp of the 5th Vermont Infantry, Camp Griffin, Va., 1861

Battles[edit]

The 5th Regiment participated in the (listed chronologically): [4]

Notable Soldiers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vermont Civil War, Lest We Forget". www.vermontcivilwar.org. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  2. ^ "5th Vermont Infantry". antietam.aotw.org. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  3. ^ The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-65. Madison, WI.: Federal Publishing Company, 1908, pp. 110-111.
  4. ^ "5th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment". The Civil War in the East. Retrieved 2018-03-18.

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