The Civil War in the East

13th Vermont Infantry Regiment


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 at Gettysburg.

Monument to the 13th Vermont Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg



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


Attached to 2nd Brigade, Casey's Division, 22nd Army Corps


Attached to 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Army Corps

June 25-July 1

March to Gettysburg. Pa.


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

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