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The 5th Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry (or 5th VVI) was a three years' infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.



The 5th Vermont Infantry was part of the Army of the Potomac, in the Vermont Brigade of the Sixth Army Corps. [1] It included a total of 1618 soldiers. The regiment was mustered into Federal service on September 16, 1861, at St. Albans, Vermont. The regiment lost during service: 201 men killed and mortally wounded, 4 died from accident, 1 executed, 21 died in Confederate prisons and 112 died from disease; total loss: 339. The regiment mustered out of service on June 29, 1865. [2][3]

Camp of the 5th Vermont Infantry, Camp Griffin, Va., 1861


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  1. ^ "Vermont Civil War, Lest We Forget". Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  2. ^ "5th Vermont Infantry". Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  3. ^ The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-65. Madison, WI.: Federal Publishing Company, 1908, pp. 110-111.
  4. ^ "5th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment". The Civil War in the East. Retrieved 2018-03-18.

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