United States Regiments & Batteries > Vermont

The 16th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 1 officer and 23 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 48 enlisted men to disease. The regiment is honored by a monument on the Gettysburg battlefield.

October 23 Organized at Brattleboro and mustered in for nine months under the command of Colonel Wheelock G. Veazey
October 24-27 Moved to Washington, D.C. and attached to 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie’s Division, Military District of Washington; At East Capital Hill, Washington
October 30 March to Munson Hill
November 5 To Hunting Creek, 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 At Fairfax Station
February Attached to 2nd Brigade, Casey’s Division, 22nd Army Corps
March 24 At Union Mills
April Attached to 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie’s Division, 22nd Army Corps
June 1 At Bristoe Station, Catlett’s Station and Manassas
June 15 At Union Mills
June 25 March to Gettysburg
July 1 Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

From the monument at Gettysburg:

Participated near this point in action of July 2nd. Picketed this line that night – held same as skirmishers until attacked by Pickett’s Division, July 3rd. Rallied here and assaulted his flank to the right 400 yards – then changing front charged left flank of Wilcox’s and Perry’s brigades. At this point – captured many hundred prisoners and two stands of colors.

The regiment brought 661 men to the field, losing 16 killed, 102 wounded and 1 missing.

Colonel Veazey was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the battle.

July 4-18 Pursuit of Lee
July 18-21 Moved to Brattleboro, Vt.
August 10 Mustered out