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Fifth Vermont Infantry.

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

(1) Col. Henry A. Smalley; W. P., R. A. (3) Col. John A. Lewis; Bvt. Brig. Gen.
(2) Col. Lewis A. Grant; Bvt. Maj.-Gen. (4) Col. Ronald A. Kennedy.

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 2 19
Company A 3 17 20   17 17 181
  B 2 20 22   8 8 147
  C   22 22   11 11 161
  D 2 19 21   14 14 165
  E   36 36   13 13 178
  F 1 20 21   12 12 127
  G   19 19   7 7 139
  H   15 15   12 12 128
  I 1 20 21   13 13 147
  K 1 14 15   16 16 141
Totals 11 202 213 1 124 125 1,533

213 killed == 13.8 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 685.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Lee's Mills, Va. 2 Spotsylvania, Va. 23
Golding's Farm, Va. 1 Cold Harbor, Va. 11
Savage Station, Va. 72 Petersburg, Va. (1864) 1
First Fredericksburg, Va. 1 Charlestown, W. Va. 3
Second Fredericksburg, Va. 5 Opequon, Va. 9
Gettysburg, Pa. 1 Cedar Creek, Va. 5
Funkstown, Md. 3 Petersburg, Va., Mch. 25, 1865 3
Wilderness, Va. 63 Fall of Petersburg, Va. 10

Present, also, at Williamsburg; White Oak Swamp; Crampton's Gap; Antietam; Marye's Heights; Salem Heights; Rappahannock Station; Fisher's Hill; Sailor's Creek.

notes.--At the battle of Savage Station the heaviest loss, by far, was sustained by the Fifth Vermont. In compliance with orders to advance and push back the enemy, General Brooks, commanding the Vermont Brigade, moved forward into the woods on the left of the line. The Fifth, in its advance, stepped over a regiment which, refusing to advance further, had thrown themselves on the ground. The Fifth forced its way into the enemy's lines so far that, having lost connection, it encountered a severe canister fire on its flank. Facing some of the companies to meet the flank attack, it maintained its advanced position and silenced the enemy's fire. It retired a few hours later in company with the brigade, joining the Army in its movement to the James. The regiment took 428 officers and men into this fight; its casualties were 45 killed, and 143 wounded--Company E losing 44 men out of 59 in line, 25 of whom were killed. In February, 1863, Colonel Grant was promoted to the command of the brigade, remaining in that position until the end of the war. He was succeded by Colonel Lewis, who led the regiment in the battle of the Willderness, the losses there amounting to 33 killed, 187 wounded, and 26 missing. Colonel Lewis being severely wounded, was succeeded by Major Charles P. Dudley, who lost his life at Spotsylvania. In February, 1865, Captain Kennedy, of the Third Vermont, was appointed colonel. He led the regiment in its brilliant assault at Petersburg, April 2, 1865, where the flag of the Fifth was the the first in the corps to wave over the enemy's works.

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