The 9th Vermont Infantry Regiment was a three years' infantry regiment. The regiment was mustered into Federal service on July 9, 1862, at Brattleboro, Vermont. It served in the Eastern Theater, from July 1862 to December 1865. It served in the VII, XVII and XXIV Corps.
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.
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.
The regiment mustered out of service on December 1, 1865.
George J. Stannard
Dudley Kimball Andross
Edward H. Ripley
Valentine G. Barney (Acting)
Attached to Piatt's Brigade, Winchester, Va., to September, 1862. Miles' Command, Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September, 1862. Camp Douglas, Ill., to April, 1863. Wardrop's Reserve Brigade, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1863. Wistar's Independent Brigade, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to October, 1863. District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to July, 1864. Defences of New Berne, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the James, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1865. 2nd Independent Brigade, 24th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Virginia to December, 1865.
Moved from Washington, D. C., to Cloud's Mills, Va., July 19, 1862; thence to Winchester, Va., July 23, and duty there till September 2. Retreat to Harper's Ferry, W.Va., September 2. Defense of Harper's Ferry September 13-15. Bolivar Heights September 14. Surrendered, September 15. Paroled September 16, and sent to Annapolis, Md.; thence to Chicago, Ill., September 25. Guard Rebel prisoners at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., till March 28, 1863. Declared exchanged January 10, 1863. Guard Rebel prisoners to City Point, Va., March 28-April 7. Moved to Fortress Monroe April 7-9, thence to Suffolk, Va., April 12. Siege of Suffolk April 13-May 4. Edenton Road April 24. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Duty at Suffolk till June 17. Operations on Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad May 15-18. Antioch Church and Barber's Cross Roads May 23. Moved to Yorkown June 17, thence to West Point June 25, and outpost duty there till July 7. Duty at Yorktown till October 23. Expedition to Gloucester Court House July 25. Ordered to New Berne, N. C., October 23, and reached Morehead City October 26. Duty at Newport Barracks till July, 1864. Cedar Point December 1, 1863. Destruction of salt works on Bear Inlet, N. C., December 25 (Detachment). Expedition to Onslow County January 27, 1864. Newport Barracks February 2. Bogue Sound Blockhouse February 2 (Cos. "B" and "H"). Gale's Creek, near New Berne, February 2 (Detachment). Ordered to New Berne, N. C., July 11, and duty there till September 17; "A" at Evans Mills, "B" and "C" near Fort Spinola, "D" and "G" at Red House, "E" and "I" at Rocky Run, "F" at Fort Spinola, "H" at Buckwood and "K" on the Trent. Moved to Bermuda Hundred September 13-15. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond September 15, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Duty at Bailey's Cross Roads September 20-26, 1864. (A Detachment in Fort Dutton, Bermuda Hundred front, September 27 to November 28, 1864.) Battle of Chaffin's Farm and Fort Harrison September 28-30. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Detached for duty at New York City November 2-17 during presidential election of 1864. Duty in trenches before Richmond till April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Provost duty there till August. Non-Veterans mustered out June 13, 1865. Regiment consolidated to a Battalion of four Companies, and provost duty at Norfolk, Drummondsville and Portsmouth till December. Mustered out December 1, 1865.
The composite rosters of this unit contain the names of 2976 men. BIBLIOGRAPHY:
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. REFERENCES: Dyer, Frederick H. - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion
The Union Army by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 1