Seventeenth Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry

Acton men who served in the 17th Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry:

Calvin N. Holbrook, Co. A

Regimental history from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer:

Organized and mustered in: Companies "A" January 5, 1864; "B," "C" and "D" March, 1864; "E," "F" and "G" April 12, 1864. Moved to Alexandria, Va., April 18-22, 1864. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Campaign from the Rapidan to the James Va., May-June, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, Spottsylvania Court House, May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Spring Church, Peebles Farm, September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. For Stedman March 25, 1865. Assaults on Petersburg April 1-2. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Moved to Washington April 20-27. Guard and patrol duty at Alexandria until July. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out July 14, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 133 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 116 Enlisted men by disease. Total 264.


See also:

Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters Who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion, 1861-66. Theodore S. Peck, Adjutant-General. Montpelier, VT: Watchman Publishing, 1892.

United States National Archives and Records Service. Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations -  VERMONT Ninth Infantry, Tenth Infantry, Twelfth Infantry through Seventeenth Infantry First Co., Drafted Men Second Co., Drafted Men VIRGINIA First Infantry Sixteenth Infantry Loudon [Loudoun] County Independent Rangers First Eastern Virginia Loyal Volunteers Capt. Damron's Independent Co., Volunteers WASHINGTON TERRITORY First Infantry.

Waite, Otis, F.R. Vermont in the great rebellion. Containing Historical and Biographical Sketches, etc. Clarement, NH.: Tracy, Chase and Company, 1869.