South Mountain by Rick Reeve

South Mountain by Rick Reeve
South Mountain by Rick Reeve depicting the wounding of General Garland

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Vermont's fallen

Yesterday, I posted about the Vermont Brigades fight at Crampton's Gap on September 14, 1862. Today, I post the reported casualties and the known casualties from the brigade.The brigade, according to returns in the Official Records, stated a loss of 1 man killed and 18 wounded. Listed here are 18 known casualties from the brigades fight.

Vermont Brigade, Brigadier General William T.H. Brooks commanding


Private Micheal F. Murray, Co. C, 4th Vermont (I believe he his buried in Grave No. 1807, Antietam National Cemetery. The only information available is the remains in this grave belong to a Micheal Murray and were removed from Burkittsville, Maryland.) (1)


Private Rinaldo N. Hescock, Co. C, 2nd Vermont
Private Oscar Johnson Matteson, Co. A, 2nd Vermont

Private Daniel Adams, Co. G, 4th Vermont (died of wounds September 27, 1862)
Private David Aldrich,  Co. B, 4th Vermont
Corporal Charles F. Badger, Co. G, 4th Vermont
Private Oliver M. Badger, Co. G, 4th Vermont
Private Rueben A. Brock, Co. B, 4th Vermont
Private John S. Holley, Co. H, 4th Vermont
Private Jason Johnson, Co. B, 4th Vermont
Private Marcellus Johnson, Co. G, 4th Vermont
Private Joseph Ladeau, Co. G, 4th Vermont
Private Leonard M. Mayott, Co. G, 4th Vermont
Private Samuel W. Rollins, Co. G, 4th Vermont
4th Sergeant Francis Seaver, Co. I, 4th Vermont
Private Henry Philetus Whitcomb, Co. K, 4th Vermont
Private Artemus C. Whitney, Co. G, 4th Vermont

Captain Elisha L. Barney, Co. K, 6th Vermont


1. Steven R. Stotelmyer. The Bivouacs of the Dead: The Story of Those Who Died at Antietam and South Mountain. Batltimore, MD: Toomey Press, 1992. pg. 128.

2.Vermont in the Civil War, 2nd Vermont Infantry Rosters

3. Ibid, 4th Vermont Infantry Rosters

4. Ibid, 6th Vermont Infantry Rosters

5. Library of Congress. Chronicling America: Historic Newspapers. "Vermont Phoenix, October 2 1862"  [Accessed Feb. 17, 2012]

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