2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Burlington
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish
N 44° 28.870 W 073° 13.241
18T E 641497 N 4926856
Quick Description: Off to war
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2012 8:14:46 AM
Waymark Code: WMEDTD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 14

Long Description:

On June 24, 1861, the first Vermont soldiers who enlisted for service in the Civil War for three years left Burlington for Washington by rail. Four days earlier, the 866 officers and men from across the state had been mustered into the Union Army under Colonel Henry Whiting at the county fairgrounds. Company G was recruited mainly in Chittenden County. By autumn, the 2nd Vermont had been joined in the war zone by the 3rd through 6th Vermont. These five regiments were then formed into the Vermont Brigade that fought with distinction in many battles during the war. A total of 1,858 men served in the 2nd Vermont before its members mustered out on July 15, 1865.

Losses in the war: 399 dead, 692 wounded, 129 captured.

Marker Name: 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Location: Burlington

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