Each Vermont Civil War infantry, cavalry and sharpshooter company and artillery battery had at least one, frequently two musicians, a fifer or a bugler and a drummer. Each cavalry company had at least one, frequently two, usually buglers or trumpeters. In addition to these, each regiment had one or two senior musicians, called Principal Musician or Chief Bugler.
In addition, at the beginning of the war, the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth infantry regiments had separate bands, consisting of 21 to 24 members each.
Articles on bands, instruments and the history of music in the Civil War: