11th Vermont Infantry (1st Vermont Heavy Artillery)

   

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Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery.  The unit served as infantry in the Sixth Corps at all times when it was present at the Siege of Petersburg.

Muster In: Organized at Brattleboro and mustered in as 11th Vermont Infantry September 1, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 7, 1862. Designation of Regiment changed to 1st Heavy Artillery December 10, 1862.1
Muster Out: Old members mustered out June 24, 1865.  Mustered out August 25, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel James M. Warner
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Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hunsdon
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Major Aldace F. Walker
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Commander 4
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6,7

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army11

  • Commander: Colonel James M. Warner (July 31, 1864)12
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The Second Division, Sixth Corps moved to City Point, Va. on July 9 and embarked for Washington, D.C. on July 10, 1864.  The Second Brigade has no itinerary listed.13,14

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.15

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.16

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.17

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army18

  • Commander: Major Aldace F. Walker (December 31, 1864)19
  • Unit Strength: 853 officers and men PFD (December 31, 1864)20
  • Weapons:
  • Note: This unit moved to the Siege of Petersburg from December 9-12, 1864.21

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army22,23

  • Commander:
    • Major Aldace F. Walker (January 1865)24
    • Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hunsdon (February 1865)25
  • Unit Strength:
    • 844 officers and men PFD (January 16, 1865)26
    • 907 officers and men PFD (February 16, 1865)27
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army28,29

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hunsdon (March 31, 1865)30
  • Unit Strength:
    • 962 officers and men PFD (March 15, 1865)31
    • 899 officers and men PFD (April 17, 1865)32
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Company D of the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery under the command of Captain Charles J. Lewis was attached to the Artillery Brigade, Sixth Corps, Army of the Potomac during this time.33,34

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles35:

  • Before Petersburg June 17-July 9.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23.
  • Moved to Washington, D.C., July 9-11.
  • …away…
  • Moved to Petersburg, Va., December 9-12.
  • Siege of Petersburg December 13, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee.
  • Duty at Burkesville until April 23.

Bibliography:

Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

Sources:

 

  1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  3. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 227
  4. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 548
  5. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery Entry, Page 68; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
  6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 227
  7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 548
  8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 548
  9. Report of the Adjutant & Inspector General of the State of Vermont, From October 1, 1863, to October 1, 1864 (Walton’s Steam Press: 1864), p. 73. (Hat tip to Tom Ledoux at Vermont in the Civil War for this information.)
  10. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery Entry, Page 68; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
  11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 258
  12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXVII, Part 2 (Serial Number 71), page 550
  13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXVII, Part 1 (Serial Number 70), page 272
  14. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  15. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  16. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  17. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1120: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
  19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1120: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
  20. Report of the Adjutant & Inspector General of the State of Vermont, From Oct. 1, 1864, to Oct. 1, 1865 (Walton’s Steam Printing Establishment: 1865), p. 66. (Hat tip to Tom Ledoux at Vermont in the Civil War for this information.)
  21. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 330: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
  23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 743: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
  24. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 330: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
  25. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 743: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
  26. Report of the Adjutant & Inspector General of the State of Vermont, From Oct. 1, 1864, to Oct. 1, 1865 (Walton’s Steam Printing Establishment: 1865), p. 66. (Hat tip to Tom Ledoux at Vermont in the Civil War for this information.)
  27. Report of the Adjutant & Inspector General of the State of Vermont, From Oct. 1, 1864, to Oct. 1, 1865 (Walton’s Steam Printing Establishment: 1865), p. 66. (Hat tip to Tom Ledoux at Vermont in the Civil War for this information.)
  28. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 571: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
  29. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 587: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
  30. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 571: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
  31. Report of the Adjutant & Inspector General of the State of Vermont, From Oct. 1, 1864, to Oct. 1, 1865 (Walton’s Steam Printing Establishment: 1865), p. 66. (Hat tip to Tom Ledoux at Vermont in the Civil War for this information.)
  32. Report of the Adjutant & Inspector General of the State of Vermont, From Oct. 1, 1864, to Oct. 1, 1865 (Walton’s Steam Printing Establishment: 1865), p. 66. (Hat tip to Tom Ledoux at Vermont in the Civil War for this information.)
  33. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 572: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
  34. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 588: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
  35. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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