Monday, July 22, 2013

The 14th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment-- Part 1

From Wikipedia.

Myron A. Clark belonged to this regiment so I did some research on it.

The 14th was a nine-month infantry unit that was recruited as a result of President Lincon's August 4, 1862, call for an additional 300,000 men after the heavy losses suffered by the Union Army at the Peninsular Campaign earlier in the year.  The nine months means they had only enlisted for that length of time.

The unit mustered into Union service October 21, 1862, so it was approaching the end of its enlistment at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg.

They spent most of their time in the Wshington, DC, defenses as part of the 2nd Vermont Brigade.

The 14th was composed primarily of volunteers from Addison, Rutland and Bennington counties.  Clark's Company I came from Vergennes.

More to Come.  --Old Secesh

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