12th Regiment, Vermont Infantry


The Vermont 12th Infantry Regiment was organized at Brattleboro October 4, 1862, for nine months. Moved to Washington, D.C., October 7-10, 1862.

The regiment lost by disease 2 Officers and 65 Enlisted men. Total 67.
  • Colonel Asa P. Blunt
    Attached to 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Casey's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to muster out. SERVICE:
    Camp on East Capital Hill, Washington, to October 30, 1862. Moved to Munson's Hill October 30, thence to Hunting Creek October 31. At Camp Vermont, near Hunting Creek, until December 12. Picket duty near Fairfax Court House December 12, 1862, to January 20, 1863. Defence of Fairfax Court House from attack by Stuart's Cavalry December 29, 1862. Duty at Wolf Run Shoals January 20 to May 1. Guard railroad at Warrenton Junction until May 7 and at Rappahannock Station until May 18. At Bristoe and Catlett's until June 1. At Union Mills until June 25. March to Gettysburg, Pa., June 25-July 1. Detached at Westminster as train guard until July 4. Guard prisoners to Baltimore July 4-6. Moved to Brattleboro July 6-9, and there mustered out July 14, 1863. ROSTERS:
    The composite rosters of this unit contain the names of 1188 men.

  • West Windsor Guards, Co. A
  • Woodstock Light Infantry, Co. B
  • Howard Guard of Burlington, Co. C - July 14th, 1863 has Company G under the command of Ebenzer J. Ornisbill (spelling ?)
  • Tunbridge Light Infantry, Co. D
  • Ransom Guards of St. Albans, Co. E
  • New England Guard of Northfield, Co. F
  • Allen Grays of Brandon, Co. G
  • Bradford Guards, Co. H
  • Saxton's River Light Infantry of Rockingham, Co. I
  • Rutland Light Guard, Co. K
    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.

    Dyer, Frederick H. - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion
    The Union Army by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 1

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