United States Regiments & Batteries > Vermont

The 13th Vermont Infantry Regiment lost 1 officer and 16 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 55 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

The regiment is honored by a monument on the Gettysburg battlefield.

Organized at Brattleboro
October 10 Mustered in 968 officers and men for nine months Federal service under the command of Colonel Francis V. Randall. The average age of the men was 23.
October 11-13 Moved to Washington, D.C.; Attached to 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie’s Division, Military District of Washington
October 25-28 At Camp Chase, Arlington, Va.
October 29 At East Capital Hill
October 30 March to Munson’s Hill
November 5 To Hunting Creek, at Camp Vermont
November 26 Picket duty near Occoquan Creek
December 5 At Camp Vermont
December 12 Picket duty near Fairfax Court House
December 29 Defence of Fairfax Court House from attack by Stuart’s Cavalry
January 20 Duty at Wolf Run Shoals, guard duty at Occoquan Creek
February Attached to 2nd Brigade, Casey’s Division, 22nd Army Corps
April Attached to 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie’s Division, 22nd Army Corps
June 25-July 1 March to Gettysburg. Pa.
July Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

From the regiment’s monument at Gettysburg:

Prior to the Gettysburg campaign it served chiefly picketing a line betwen Centreville and Occoquan Va. Fourty-eight hours after the army passed pusuing the enemy to this field the regiment was ordered to join the First Corps.

Haste was so urgent that an order forbade leaving the ranks for water and after forced marches with all the attendant privations incident thereto an lack of rations by reason of the commisary train being diverted it arrived on the battle field July 1.

July 2. Five companies under Lieut.-Colonel Wm. D. Munson supported Batteries on Cemetery Hill. Near evening the other five companies commanded by Colonel Francis V. Randall charged to the Rogers House on the Emmitsburg Road, captured 83 prisoners and recaptured 4 guns after which they took position here and were soon joined by the five companies from Cemetery Hill.

July 3. In the morning 100 men advanced 45 yards under the fire of sharpshooters and placed a line of rail. When the Confederate column crossed the Emmitsburg Road the regiment advanced to the rail breastworks and opened fire as the Confederates obliqued to their left. The regiment changed front forward on first company advanced 200 yards attacking the Confederate right flank throwing it into confusion and capturing 243 prisoners.

Officers and men engaged 480. Killed and mortally wounded 22, other wounded 80.

July 4-8 Pursuit of Lee to Middletown, Md.
July 8 Left front
July 8-13 Moved to Brattleboro, Vt.
July 21 Mustered out