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2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment

 
 
2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 19, 2014
1. 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment Marker
Inscription. On June 24, 1861, the first Vermont soldiers who enlisted for service in the Civil War for three years left Burlington for Washington by rail. Four days earlier, the 866 officers and men from across the state had been mustered into the Union Army under Colonel Henry Whiting at the county fairgrounds. Company G was recruited mainly in Chittenden County. By autumn, the 2nd Vermont had been joined in the war zone by the 3rd through 6th Vermont. These five regiments were then formed into the Vermont Brigade that fought with distinction in many battles during the war. A total of 1,858 men served in the 2nd Vermont before its members mustered out on July 15, 1865.

Losses in the war: 399 dead, 692 wounded, 129 captured.
 
Erected 2011 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 44° 28.873′ N, 73° 13.244′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Park Street (Vermont Route 127) and Sherman Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Battery Park. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington VT 05401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery Park (within shouting distance of this marker); William Wells (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battery (about 400 feet away); Howard William Plant memorial (about 400 feet away); Little Italy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quadricentennial Celebration (approx. 0.3 miles away); Celebrating Champlain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint-Joseph Parish (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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