10th Vermont Infantry

The 10th Vermont Infantry (or 10th VVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.[1]

10th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Flag of Vermont (1837–1923)
ActiveSeptember 1, 1862, to June 22, 1865
CountryUnited States
EngagementsBristoe Campaign
Battle of Mine Run
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Battle of North Anna
Battle of Cold Harbor
Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road
Battle of Monocacy
Valley Campaigns of 1864
Third Battle of Winchester
Battle of Fisher's Hill
Battle of Cedar Creek
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Petersburg
Battle of Sayler's Creek


The 10th Vermont Infantry was organized at Brattleboro, Vermont, and mustered in for three years service on September 1, 1862, under the command of Colonel Albert Burton Jewett.

The regiment was attached to Grover's Brigade, Military District of Washington, to February 1863. Jewett's Brigade, Provisional Division, XXII Corps, Dept. of Washington, to June 1863. French's Command, VIII Corps, Middle Department, to July 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, III Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, VI Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to June 1865.[2]

The 10th Vermont Infantry mustered out of service at Washington, D.C. on June 22, 1865. Recruits were transferred to the 5th Vermont Infantry.

Detailed service

  • 1862
    • Moved to Washington, D.C., September 6–8.
    • Camp at Arlington Heights until September 14, 1862.
    • March to Seneca Locks, Md., September 14–17.
    • Guard duty along the Potomac from Edward's Ferry to Muddy Branch until October 11 and at Seneca Creek until November 13.
    • At Offutt's Cross Roads until December 21.
    • Moved to Poolesville December 21
  • 1863
    • Duty at White's Ford (Companies C, E, H, and I); at mouth of the Monocacy (Companies A, F, and D); at Conrad's Ferry (Companies B, G, and K) until April 19, 1863.
    • At Poolesville, Md., to June 24.
    • Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., June 24–26, thence to Frederick, Md., June 30, and to Monocacy July 2.
    • Pursuit of Lee July 6–23.
    • Wapping Heights July 23.
    • At Routt's Hill August 1-September 15.
    • At Culpeper until October 8.
    • Bristoe Campaign October 9–22.
    • Auburn and Bristoe October 14.
    • Advance to the Rappahannock November 7–8.
    • Kelly's Ford November 7.
    • Brandy Station November 8.
    • Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
    • Payne's Farm November 27.
  • 1864
Vermont Monument & Thomas Barn
Monument erected by the State of Vermont to designate the position of the Tenth Vermont Infantry during the battle fought here on the ninth day of July 1864.
    • Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6–7, 1864.
    • Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May–June.
    • Battles of the Wilderness May 5–7
    • Spottsylvania May 8–12
    • Spottsylvania Court House May 12–21
    • Assault on the Salient, Spottsylvania Court House, May 12
    • North Anna River May 23–26
    • Pamunkey River May 26–28
    • Totopotomoy May 28–31
    • Cold Harbor June 1–12
    • Before Petersburg June 18–19
    • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22–23
    • Siege of Petersburg until July 6
    • Moved to Baltimore, Md., July 6–8
    • Battle of Monocacy July 9
    • Expedition to Snicker's Gap July 14–24
    • Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 6-November 28.
    • Gilbert's Ford, Opequan, September 13.
    • Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19.
    • Fisher's Hill September 22.
    • Battle of Cedar Creek October 19.
    • Camp Russell November 10.
    • Duty at Kernstown until December. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Petersburg, Va., December 3–6.
    • Siege of Petersburg December 13, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • 1865
    • Fort Fisher, before Petersburg, March 25, 1865.
    • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
    • Assault on and capture of Petersburg April 2.
    • Sayler's Creek April 6.
    • Appomattox Court House April 9.
    • Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Danville April 23–27 and duty there until May 16.
    • Moved to Richmond, thence march to Washington May 24-June 3.
    • Corps Review June 8.



The regiment lost a total of 352 men during service; 9 officers and 140 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 203 enlisted men died of disease.[4]


Notable members

See also


  1. ^ Haynes, Edwin Mortimer. A History of the Tenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers (Lewiston, ME: Tenth Vermont Regimental Association), 1870.
  2. ^ Abbott, Lemuel Abijah. Personal Recollections and Civil War Diary, 1864 (Burlington, VT: Free Press Printing Company), 1908.
  3. ^ Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  4. ^ Waite, Oscar E. & Donald H. Wickman. Three Years with the Tenth Vermont (Newport, VT: Civil War Enterprises), 2006.

External links


  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.
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