11th Vermont Infantry Regiment
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The 11th Vermont Infantry Regiment was a three-years infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It served in eastern theater, from September 1862 to August 1865. It served in the XXII Corps in the defenses of Washington D.C., and with the Vermont Brigade in VI Corps. The regiment was mustered into United States service on September 1, 1862, at Brattleboro, Vermont. On December 10, 1862, its designation changed to the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery.
|11th Vermont Infantry Regiment|
Flag of Vermont, 1837–1923
|Active||September 1, 1862 to December 10 (changed to 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery)|
|Branch||United States Army|
|Engagements||American Civil War|
The unit was engaged in, or present at:
- Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and the first Battle of Weldon Railroad, now known as the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road, in the Overland campaign. In the latter 267 men from the 11th and 140 from the 4th Vermont were captured by a superior force. The captives were all sent to Andersonville prison where 232 of them died.
- Fort Stevens, Charlestown, Gilbert's Ford, Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek in the Shenandoah Valley campaign
- In the Siege of Petersburg.
Losses in the warEdit
The regiment lost during service:
- 152 men killed and mortally wounded
- 2 died from accidents
- 175 died in Confederate prisons
- 210 died from disease
- Total loss: 539
The regiment mustered out of service on August 25, 1865.
- 11th Vermont Infantry (aka First Heavy Artillery, Vermont Volunteers), Vermont in the Civil War
- Battle Unit Details: 1st Regiment, Vermont Heavy Artillery, National Park Service
- Taylor, Dan (June 2010). "Barton Believables:ellery Webster, Union POW - Part One". Vermont's Northland Journal. 9 (3): 16–20.
- "Narrative Accounts". Archived from the original on 2008-09-12. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
- 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery Regiment, The Civil War in the East
- Grant, Frank C., and Kenneth E. Manies. Civil War Journal of Cpl. Frank C. Grant, 1st Vt. Heavy Artillery/11th Vt. Inf. Regiment, Company A. Yuba City, Calif.: K.E. Manies, 2005.
- Vermont National Guard Library and Museum
- 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery National Colors, Digital Vermont
- NPS historian Jimmy Blankenship describes the futile charge of the First Maine Heavy Artillery at Petersburg on June 18, 1864
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