5th Vermont Infantry Regiment

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Soldier's Notes


Private Joel Sabin was from Burlington, Vermont and enlisted on 21 Aug 1862. He was mustered into Company I, 5th Vermont Volunteer Infantry on 15 September 1862 and was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia on 2 April 1865. He was mustered out of service on 19 June 1865. In service, he was a Private, then a Corporal, and then reduced in rank to Private.

Private Luther Morse, Company E, was killed in action on May 12, 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House. His body was never recovered.

Private Sidney Maynard Parker, Company C, enlisted on March 8, 1862 and was mustered into the regiment on April 12, 1862. Private Parker was wounded at the Battle of the Opequon (Third Winchester) on September 19, 1864, promoted to corporal while in hospital and discharged on account of his wounds on February 22, 1865. He died in 1902 at the Veterans Hospital in Bennington, Vermont.

Private Charles Gilbert Sheldon, Company E (Equinox Guard), was one of only fifteen survivors of the Battle of Savages Station. He was ill of "Swamp Fever" much of the remaining war, was a carpenter by profession, and was in Washington D.C. at the time of Lincoln's assassination. He ended up migrating to Madison County, Iowa, raised his family and is buried there.

Captain Benjamin Rush Jenne, Company G, was wounded at the Battle of Savage’s Station, briefly imprisoned at Libby Prison and exchanged for another Confederate officer. He saw further action at the onset of the Chancellorsville campaign, marched with the regiment to Gettysburg and was released from active service shortly thereafter.

Corporal Ephraim B. Marcy, Company D, enlisted on 16 September 1861. Promoted to Full Corporal. Mustered out on 15 September 1864.

Private Jospeh Bailey, Company G, enlisted on May 27, 1864 and died of wounds suffered at Petersburg on April 4, 1865.


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