1st Regiment Vermont Heavy Artillery

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(2nd Brigade (Grant's), 2nd Division, Sixth Corps)

Participants in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865

Fought on or near the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park

 

Organized at Brattleboro and mustered in as 11th Vermont Infantry September 1, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 7, 1862. Designation of Regiment changed to 1st Heavy Artillery December 10, 1862. (Co. "L" organized July 11, 1863, and Co. "M" October 7, 1863.) Attached to 1st Brigade, Haskins' Division, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, Haskins' Division, 22nd Army Corps, Defenses of Washington, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to June, 1865. Middle Department, 8th Corps, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., north of the Potomac September, 1862, to May, 1864. Company "A" at Fort Lincoln September 27 to November 17, 1862, then at Fort Totten until March, 1864, and at Fort Lincoln until May, 1864. Company "B" at Forts Massachusetts and Stevens until March, 1864, then at Fort Totten until May, 1864. Companies "C" and "D" at Fort Saratoga until November 17, 1862, then at Fort Massachusetts until March, 1864. Company "C" at Fort Stevens until May, 1864. Company "D" at Fort Saratoga until May, 1864. Company "E" at Fort Totten until November 17, 1862, then at Fort Slocum until May, 1864. Company "F" at Fort Bunker Hill until November 17, 1862, then at Fort Slocum until March, 1864, and at Fort Thayer until May, 1864. Company "G" at Fort Lincoln until November 17, 1862, then at Fort Slocum until May, 1864. Company "H" at Fort Slocum until March, 1864, then at Fort Bunker Hill until May, 1864. Company "I" at Fort Thayer until November 17, 1862, then at Fort Massachusetts until March, 1864, and at Fort Bunker Hill until May, 1864. Company "K" at Fort Totten until May, 1864. Company "L" at Fort Lincoln until May, 1864. Company "M" at Fort Bunker Hill until May, 1864. Ordered to Join army in the field May 12, 1864. Moved to Belle Plains, Va., and join 6th Army Corps at Spotsylvania Court House, Va., May 15. Spotsylvania Court House May 15-21. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-July 9. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Moved to Washington, D.C., July 9-11. Repulse of Early's attack on Fort Stevens July 11-12. Snicker's Gap Expedition July 15-23. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Near Charlestown August 21-22. Gilbert's Ford, Opequan, September 13. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Strasburg until November 9, and at Kernstown until December 9. Moved to Petersburg, Va., December 9-12. Siege of Petersburg December 13, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee. Duty at Burkesville until April 23. March to Danville April 23-27, and duty there until May 18. At Manchester May 19-24, and at Munson's Hill, Washington, until June 24. Corps Review June 8. Old members mustered out June 24, 1865. Veterans and Recruits consolidated to a Battalion of four Companies, and duty at Fort Foote, Md., Defenses of Washington , until August. Mustered out August 25, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 154 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 410 Enlisted men by disease. Total 576.

Source - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer

 

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