Vermont Riflemen in the War for the Union, 1861 to 1865

Vermont Riflemen in the War for the Union, 1861 to 1865

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Excerpt: ... only in the usual routine duties of camp life. Drills, reviews and other parades of ceremony were of frequent occurrence, but nothing of moment took place to essentially vary the monotony of their lives. Occasionally a detail would be made from the company for a day or two of especial service at some portion of the picket line where the rebel sharp shooters had become unusually aggressive, but affairs in those parts generally soon became satisfactory, and the men would be ordered back to camp. These little episodes were eagerly welcomed by men tired again of the inactivity of their lives in permanent camp. During this time, however, Pg 108 important changes in the organization of the company took place. Capt. Seaton, who had never entirely recovered from the effects of his wound received at Malvern Hill, resigned on the 15th day of May, and E. W. Hindes was appointed and commissioned captain. C. D. Merriman was promoted to be first lieutenant and H. E. Kinsman second lieutenant, the two former to date from May 15, 1863, and the latter from May 26. The non-commissioned officers were advanced to rank as follows: First Sergeant, Lewis J. Allen. Second Sergeant, A. H. Cooper. Third Sergeant, Cassius Peck. Fourth Sergeant, Paul M. Thompson. Fifth Sergeant, Edward F. Stevens. First Corporal, Jacob S. Bailey. Second Corporal, L. D. Grover. Third Corporal, Chas. M. Jordan. Fourth Corporal, E. M. Hosmer. Fifth Corporal, Edward Trask. Sixth Corporal, W. H. Leach. Seventh Corporal, M. Cunningham. Eighth Corporal, Edward Lyman. The new officers had been connected with the company from its organization; they were all roll of honor men, straight up from the ranks, and were men of distinguished courage and skill, as they had demonstrated already on at least fifteen occasions upon which the Army of the Potomac had been engaged in pitched battles with the enemy, besides numberless minor engagements and Pg 109 skirmishes. Indeed, their lives might be said to have...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236718291
  • 9781236718297