3rd Regiment of Vermont Infantry

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Soldier's Notes


Private Oscar F. Clark was born 12/21/1842 and died 05/16/1920. He served in Company E of the Third Regiment of the Vermont Volunteer Infantry from June 1, 1861 to July 27, 1864. His enrollment was for 3 years and his discharge was due to expiration of term of service. His photographs, before and after the war, appear below.


Private James T. Simpson, Company G, died on May 12th, 1864 at the Bloody Angle during the Battle of Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia.

Private George N. Gardner, Company C, was born in Newbury, Orange County, Vermont, on 22 May 1840, the son of William N. Gardner and Eliza Nelson, and appears living with his father in Newbury in the U.S. Federal Censuses of 1840, 1850 and 1860. He died at age 23 of wounds received on 12 May 1864 at the battle of Spotsylvania.

Horatio W. H. Gardner was born in Vermont (probably Ryegate, possibly Newbury) on 27 July 1833, the son of William N. Gardner and Eliza Nelson. Horatio appears living with his father in Newbury in the U.S. Federal Censuses of 1840 and 1850. He married Elizabeth M. A. Cross in Newbury circa 1854, and appears as a head of household in Newbury in the 1860 census. Horatio served six months and six days in the Union army, enlisting as a private in Company C, 3rd Vermont Infantry on 27 November 1861. He was discharged 4 June 1862. He appeared as "Horatio W.H. Gardiner" on the Veteran's Schedule of the 1890 Census in Newbury.

Private William W. Woods, Company I, substituted for Ira S. Morrill of Randolph, Vermont. He enlisted and was mustered in on 4 August 1863. He was wounded at Cold Harbor, Virginia on 3 June 1864. He was then transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps (V.R.C.). He was mustered out on 11 July 1865.



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