Vermont Civil War Timeline
What Happened Today, 25 September
Date Event

September 25, 1861

The 5th Regiment arrived in Washington in the evening (Benedict)

September 25, 1861

"Arrival and Departure of the Fifth Vt. Regiment" -- This regiment which has been encamped for some time past at St. Albans, Vt., broke camp on Saturday and started for the seat of war. The men did not land in this City, but proceeded direct to Jersey City where cars were taken for Washington. They are a fine, hardy-looking set of men and appear well calculated to sustain the honor of the Green Mountain State." (Date: 23 Sept., 1861). -- "The Fifth Regiment of Vt. arrived at Jersey City yesterday by the steamer Elm City, on its way to the seat of war. It numbers 1,070 men, inclusive of officers and is thoroughly armed and equipped. Colonel H. A. Smalley, the commandant of the regiment, was educated at West Point and was formerly an officer in the Second United States Artillery. (New York Times)

September 25, 1862

William H. Flint, 2nd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)

September 25, 1862

USS Kensington and Rachel Seaman and mortar schooner Henry James bombarded Sabine City, Texas, and forced Confederate troops to withdraw from the city. (NavHist)

September 25, 1864

Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)

September 25, 1864

Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)

September 25, 1864

Aldace Walker, 11th Vt. Inf., writes home (Correspondence)

September 25, 1865

William H. Flint, 2nd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)

September 25, 1921

Fifty-fifth National GAR Encampment, Indianapolis, IN, 25-29 September 1921 (Encampments)


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