1st Regiment, Vermont Cavalry
The 1st Regiment, Vermont Cavalry was organized at Burlington, and mustered in on November 19, 1861. The regiment mustered out on August 9, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 1st Regiment Cavalry, (accessed 14 November 2012).
- The Wikipedia Article, 1st Vermont Cavalry, (accessed 14 November 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
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.
- 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.
- Jackson, H. Nelson (Horatio Nelson). Dedication of the statue to Brevet Major-General William Wells : and the officers and men of the First Regiment, Vermont Cavalry, on the battlefield of Gettysburg, July 3, 1913. ([Burlington? Vermont : s.n.], 1914), FHL book 974.3 M2j
- Vermont in the Civil War, 1st Regiment, Vermont Cavalry, (accessed 1 April 2013).
- Monument to the 1st Vermont Cavalry, (accessed 1 April 2013).
- Civil War in the East, First Vermont Cavalry Regiment, (accessed 1 April 2013).
- New York Times, The First Vermont Cavalry, (accessed 1 April 2013).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System: (accessed 6 December 2010).