15th Regiment, Vermont Infantry

Organized at Brattleboro and mustered in October 22, 1862, for nine months. Moved to Washington, D.C., October 23-26.

The Regiment lost during service by disease 1 Officer and 80 Enlisted men. Total 81.
Colonel Redfield Proctor, previously of the 3rd and 5th Vermont regiments, was selected to command the regiment. He would later serve as Governor of Vermont. William W. Grout, the regiment's lieutenant colonel, would later serve in the U.S. Congress. ASSIGNMENTS:
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 Army Corps, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to muster out. SERVICE:
At Camp Chase, Arlington, Va., October 26-28, 1862, and at East Capital Hill until October 30. March to Munson's Hill March 30, thence to Hunting Creek November 5. At Camp Vermont, near Hunting Creek, until November 26. Picket duty at Occoquan Creek November 26-December 4. At Camp Vermont until December 12. Picket duty near Fairfax Court House December 12, 1862, to January 20, 1863. At Fairfax Station until March 24. At Union Mills until May 7. At Bealeton until May 18. At Union Mills until June 15. At Bristoe Station, Catlett's Station and Manassas until June 25. March to Gettysburg, Pa., June 25-July 1. Detached at Westminster as train guard until July 4. Pursuit of Lee July 4-18. Moved to Brattleboro, Vt., July 18-21. and mustered out August 5, 1863. ROSTERS:
The composite rosters of this unit contain the names of 1251 men.

  • West Fairlee, Co. A
  • Danville, Co. B
  • West Randolph, Co. C
  • Wait's River, Co. D
  • Island Pond, Co. E
  • McIndoe's Falls, Co. F
  • Lyndon, Co. G
  • Frontier Guards of Coventry, Co. H
  • Barton, Co. I
  • St. Johnsbury, 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. Davenport, IA 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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