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What Happened Today, 25 September
1861/09/25The 5th Regiment arrived in Washington in the evening (Benedict)
1861/09/25"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) (5th Infantry)
1862/09/25USS Kensington and Rachel Seaman and mortar schooner Henry James bombarded Sabine City, Texas, and forced Confederate troops to withdraw from the city. (NavHist)
1864/09/25Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1864/09/25Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)