16th Regiment, Vermont Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The16th Regiment, Vermont Infantry was organized at Brattleboro and mustered in October 23, 1862. The regiment mustered out August 10, 1863.
For more information on the history of the 16th Vermont Infantry, see the following:
- The Wikipedia article 16th Vermont Infantry, accessed 25 November 2011.
- The Civil War Archive section, 16th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 14 November 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Company A = Bethel, Windsor County
Company B = Brattleboro, Windham County
Company C = Ludlow,Windsor County
Company D = Townshend, Windham County
Company E = Springfield, Windsor County
Company F = Wilmington, Windham County
Company G = Barnard, Windsor County
Company H = Felchville, Windsor County
Company I = Williamsville, Windham County
Company K = Chester, Windsor County
The information above about the companies and towns is from 16th Vermont Infantry Regimental History.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Vermont in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Vermont in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Vermont, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861-1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Monument to the 16th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment , (accessed 4 April 2013).
- Civil War in the East, 16th Vermont Infantry Regiment , (accessed 4 April 2013).
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 14 January 2011).