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Third Vermont Infantry.

Vermont Brigade--Getty's Division--Sixth Corps.

(1) Col. William F. Smith; W. P., R. A.; Bvt. Maj.-Gen. U. S. A. (3) Col. Thomas O. Seaver.
(2) Col. Breed Noyes Hyde; W. P. (4) Col. Horace W. Floyd.

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff 1   1   1 1 17
Company A 1 14 15   10 10 190
  B 1 10 11   15 15 171
  C 1 17 18 1 15 16 214
  D   26 26   12 12 162
  E   15 15   23 23 163
  F   34 34   17 17 183
  G   21 21   12 12 134
  H   14 14   14 14 136
  I 1 25 26   26 26 202
  K   25 25   19 19 176
Totals 5 201 206 1 164 165 1,748

206 killed == 11.7 per cent. Total of killed and wounded, 679.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Lewinsville, Va. 2 North Anna, Va., May 21 2
Lee's Mills, Va. 35 Cold Harbor, Va. 29
Savage Station, Va. 8 Petersburg, Va., June 20 1
Antietam, Md. 1 Fort Stevens, D. C. 1
First Fredericksburg, Va. 3 Charlestown, W. Va. 4
Second Fredericksburg, Va. 4 Opequon, Va. 5
Funkstown, Md. 2 Fisher's Hill, Va. 2
Wilderness, Va. 68 Cedar Creek, Va. 6
Spotsylvania, Va. 27 Fall of Petersburg 6

Percent, also, at Williamsburg; Golding's Farm; Savage Station; White Oak Swamp; Crampton's Gap; Marye's Heights; Salem Heights; Gettysburg; Rappahannock; Weldon Railroad.

notes.--The physique of this regiment was unusually fine, the men averaging 5 feet 10 1/2 inches in height, and 161 pounds in weight. On the 16th of April, 1862, occurred the remarkable action at Lee's Mills, on the Warwick River, one of the defences of Yorktown. Four companies of the Third--D, E, F; and K — forded the stream in the face of the enemy, with a view of making a reconnoissance in force. Through mismanagement and lack of support they were driven back, with a loss of 89 killed and wounded, out of the 192 officers and men that crossed. The detachment was ably commanded by Captain Samuel E. Pingree, who was wounded twice during the fight. The regiment crossed the Rapidan, May 4, 1864, with about 600 effectives, under command of Colonel Seaver. On the following day, in the battle of the Wilderness, it lost 38 killed, 167 wounded, and 6 missing; total, 211. At Spotsylvania it lost 21 killed, and 53 wounded. At Cold Harbor, the gallant Seaver, who commanded the regiment at Marye's Heights and in most all its battles, again led them in a bloody assault; though there were less than 300 in line there, the casualties were 14 killed, and 53 wounded, and 5 missing. On July 16, 1864, the remnant of the regiment was mustered out, the recruits and reenlisted men having been consolidated into a battalion of six companies which remained in the field.


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