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The 11th Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry or simply known as 11th VVI was a three-years infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It served in eastern theater, from September 1862 to August 1865. It served in the XXII in the defenses of Washington D.C., and with the Vermont Brigade in VI Corps.

The regiment was mustered into United States service on September 1, 1862 at Brattleboro, Vermont.

It was engaged in, or present at:

  • Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and Weldon Railroad in the Overland campaign. 401 men from the 11th and the 4th Vermont were captured by a superior force. The captives were all sent to Andersonville prison where 232 of them died.[1]
  • Fort Stevens, Charlestown, Gilbert's Ford, Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek in the Shenandoah Valley campaign
  • In the siege of Petersburg.

The regiment lost during service[citation needed]:

  • 152 men killed and mortally wounded
  • 2 died from accidents
  • 175 died in Confederate prisons
  • 210 died from disease
Total loss: 539

The regiment mustered out of service on August 25, 1865.

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