Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
13th Vermont Volunteer Infantry
1862 - 1863
1862 - 1863
On this field the right regiment of
Stannard's Vermont Brigade
Third Brigade Third Division First Corps
July 3 In the morning 100 men advanced 45 yards under the fire of sharpshooters and placed a line of rails. 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
The Regiment volunteered in the summer of 1862 and with 968 officers and men was mustered into service October 10 1862. The average age of the men being 23 years.
Prior to the Gettysburg Campaign it served chiefly picketing
Haste was so urgent that an order forbade leaving the ranks for water and after forced marches with all the attendant privations incident thereto and lack of rations by reasons of the commissary train being diverted it arrived on the battle field July 1.
Mustered out at Brattleboro Vt. July 2. 1863
by one hundred and ninety-three of the survivors
Captain Second Vermont Infantry
Colonel Thirteenth Vermont Infantry
Colonel Seventeenth Vermont Infantry
July 3 When the Confederates began to yield to the flank attack and his order to cease firing was not heard he rushed in front of his line and by word and gesture made himself understood and thus saved the lives of may foes.
He died at Northfield Vermont March 1 1885 in 1893 the survivors of the Thirteenth erected a monument at his grave.
Lieutenant Stephen F. Brown Co. K
who arrived on the field without
a sword but seizing a camp hatchet
carried it in the battle
a Confederate officer
Persevering and determined like him
were all the men of this Regiment
of Green Mountain Boys
Erected 1899 by State of Vermont.
Location. 39° 48.579′ N, 77° 14.175′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located beside the Vermont State Memorial on Cemetery Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 13th Vermont (a few steps from this marker); 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Vermont (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 13th Vermont (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, Fifth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 16th Vermont Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 149th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. High Water Mark. National (Submitted on February 23, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 13th Vermont Infantry. Service history of the Regiment. (Submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,586 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 23, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 7. submitted on March 20, 2010, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.