men, preserved their organizations, also, through the war. The 17th regiment failed to effect an organization, and the two companies which were recruited for it were transferred to the 2d regiment.
The large number of deaths from disease in the 8th Infantry was due to the fatal climate of the Gulf
States in which it served.
Its loss in battle occurred entirely in the battles of the Lower Mississippi
and Red River
The deaths from disease in the 16th Infantry occurred while in the Department of the Gulf, and within nine months, the regiment having enlisted for that term.
The entire loss in action of the 14th Infantry occurred in the Shenandoah Valley, in the two battles of the Opequon and Cedar Creek
, 59 falling, killed or mortally wounded, at the Opequon
.--The per centage of killed in the quota furnished by Vermont
is far above the average, and is exceeded by only one other state.
Its large per centage is easily understood by a glance at the battle losses of its regiments.
The “Old” Vermont Brigade, composed of the 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, and 6th Infantry, and the 1st Heavy Artillery, lost more men killed in action than any other brigade in the army.
The Second Vermont Brigade, composed of the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th Infantry, was enlisted for nine months, and was