Vermont 7th Infantry Regiment

The 7th Regiment, Vermont Infantry was organized at Brattleboro and mustered in February 12, 1862. It served in the Western Theater, predominantly in Louisiana and Florida, from February 1862 to March 1866. It was the longest serving Vermont regiment during the war.The regiment mustered out March 14, 1866.

The Seventh Vermont lost during its term of service 11 men killed and mortally wounded, 15 dead from accident, 6 dead in Confederate prisons, and 379 dead of disease, for a campaign loss of 411 men, plus another 242 discharged for disability, primarily from disease, reaching a total of 649.
  • Regimental Colonel George T. Roberts Rutland, Vt
  • Lieutenant Colonel Volney S. Fullam Ludlow, Vt
  • Major William C. Holbrook Brattleboro, Vt
  • Adjutant Charles E. Parker Vergennes, Vt
  • Quartermaster E. A. Morse Rutland, Vt
  • Surgeon Frank W. Kelley Derby Line, Vt
  • Assistant Surgeon Enoch Blanchard Lyndon, Vt
  • Chaplain Rev. Henry M. Frost Middlebury, Vt
    Left State for New York March 10, 1862. Embarked March 14 for Ship Island, Miss., right wing on Steamer "Premier," and left wing on Steamer "Tamerlaine," arriving at Ship Island April 7 and 10. Attached to Phelps' 1st Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1862. District of West Florida to December, 1863. Defences of New Orleans, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Reserve Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1865. Dept. of Texas to March, 1866. SERVICE:
    Duty at Ship Island, Miss., until May 13, 1862. (Cos. "B," "C" and "D" detached at Fort Pike May 5 to June 13.) Regiment moved to New Orleans, La., May 13-16. At Carrollton until June 15. Moved to Baton Rouge June 15-16. Expedition from Baton Rouge to Vicksburg, Miss., and operations against Vicksburg June 20-July 26. Hamilton's Plantation, near Grand Gulf, June 24. Battle of Baton Rouge August 5. Evacuation of Baton Rouge August 20. Duty at Carrollton until October 13. Ordered to Pensacola, Fla., October 13, and garrison duty there until February 20, 1863. Reconnoissance to Oakfield December 29, 1862. Garrison, Forts Barrancas and Pickens, until June 19, 1863. Expedition to Oakfield February 17, 1863. Duty at Barrancas and at Santa Rosa Island until August, 1864. Near Point Washington February 9, 1864 (Co. "B"). Expedition from Barrancas toward Pollard, Ala., July 21-25, 1864. Gonzales Station July 22. Old members mustered out August 10, 1864. Veterans absent on furlough August 10 to September 27. Left State for Dept. of the Gulf September 30. Sailed from New York to New Orleans, La., October 4, arriving October 13. Duty at New Orleans until February 19, 1865. Moved to Mobile Point, Ala., February 19. Campaign against Mobile and its Defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Action at Whistler's Station April 13. Expedition to McIntosh Bluff on Tombigbee River April 19-May 9. At Mobile until June 2. Moved to Brazos Santiago, Texas, June 2-5; thence to Clarksville June 14, and duty there until August 2, and at Brownsville until March, 1866. Mustered out March 14, 1866. ROSTERS:

    The composite rosters of this unit contain the names of 2483 men.
  • A Co. Burlington, Vt January 14, 1862 - Captain David B. Peck
  • B Co. Brandon, Vt January 6, 1862 - Captain William Cronan
  • C Co. Middlebury, Vt January 15, 1862 - Captain Henry M. Porter
  • D Co. Rutland, Vt January 7, 1862 - Captain John B. Kilburn
  • E Co. Johnson, Vt January 9, 1862 - Captain Daniel Landon
  • F Co. Swanton, Vt January 9, 1862 - Captain Lorenzo D. Brooks
  • G Co. Cavendish, Vt January 31, 1862 - Captain Salmon Dutton
  • H Co. Woodstock, Vt February 3, 1862 - Captain Mahlon M. Young
  • I Co. Poultney, Vt February 1, 1862 - Captain Charles C. Ruggles
  • K Co. Northfield, Vt February 1, 1862 - Captain David P. Barber
    Benedict, George C. Vermont in the Civil War: A History of the Part Taken by Vermont Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Union, 1861-1865. 2 Vols. Burlington, VT: Free Pr Assn, 1888. E533B46v2. Reprint 2009. Eastern Digital Resources.

    Burnell, George W. "The Development of Our Army." In War Papers (MOLLUS, WI, Vol. 2). Milwaukee, WI: Burdick, Armitage & Allen, 1896. pp. 70-80 (6 photocopied pages). E464M5.1991v47.

    Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 2003. Cartersville, GA Eastern Ditital Resources.

    Vermont. A & IGO. Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers Who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. Montpelier, VT: Watchman, 1892. pp. 379-408. E533.3V53. (Contains a roster of the regiment).

    Waite, Otis F.R. Vermont in the Great Rebellion: Containing Historical and Biographical Sketches.... Claremont, NH: Tracy, Chase, 1869. E533W3. See pp. 77 & 210-15 (3 photocopied pages) for a roster of officers a brief regimental history.

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