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Brief History

the 2nd Regiment, Vermont Infantry was organized at Burlington and mustered in June 20, 1861.  Non-veterans in the regiment mustered out June 29, 1864.  The rest of the regiment mustered out July 15, 1865[1].

For more history of this regiment, see 2nd Vermont Infantry, Introduction and 2nd Vermont Infantry, Regimental History.


For more information on the history of the 2nd Vermont Infantry, see the following:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,978 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always.After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded.However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Rosters by company

"The ten companies...were recruited in the towns of Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, Castleton, Fletcher, Ludlow, Montpelier, Tunbridge, Vergennes, and Waterbury, in the nine counties of Addison, Bennington, Chittenden, Franklin, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham and Windsor, thus representing the State at large as fully as any regiment recruited during the war."[2]

"A company of Irish Americans, recruited in Burlington and Colchester, was among those originally accepted; but... was disbanded... and the Vergennes company took its place."[2]

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Vermont in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Vermont in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Vermont, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

Internet


References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Benedict, George Grenville. Vermont in the Civil War. (Burlington VT: Free Press Association, 1888), p. 63.

 

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