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Record of Events

Sometimes, additional information about a soldier's war activities can be deduced from the compilations of the activities of each company known colloquially as the "record of events." These records, which were compiled from information on the original muster rolls and returns, are uneven in content; some give day-by-day narratives of a company's activities, while others simply note that the company was stationed at a certain place during the reporting period (usually 2-months). Although they rarely name individual soldiers, the descriptions of the activities and movements of the company can be used, in conjunction with the soldier's CMSR and pension file, to determine where the soldier was and what he was doing. These records are known as "Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations," M594 (225 rolls)

This microfilm publication reproduces the compiled records that give histories of military units in volunteer Union organizations. Most of the records are arranged alphabetically by state or territory, thereunder by type of unit (cavalry, artillery, or infantry), followed by militia, reserve, sharpshooter, and other organizations. Whenever possible, the units are arranged numerically within each type, for example, the 1st Cavalry, 1st Veteran Cavalry, 1st Mounted Rifles, and 2d Cavalry of New York.

The records for units from states and territories are followed by the records of units that were not limited to any one state or territory, such as the U.S. Colored Troops, U.S. Volunteers, and U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps. (Note: only those listed relevant to Vermont are included.)

191 1st Cavalry
1st Heavy Artillery
1st Co., Heavy Artillery
1st-3d Battery, Light Artillery
1st Infantry, 3 months, 1861--3d Infantry
1924th-8th Infantry
1939th Infantry
10th Infantry
12th-17th Infantry
1st Co., Drafted Men
2d Co., Drafted Men
U.S. Colored Troops
2041st-5th Cavalry
5th Massachusetts Cavalry
6th Cavalry
1st Heavy Artillery
3d-5th Heavy Artillery
2056th Heavy Artillery
8th-14th Heavy Artillery
1st Light Artillery
2d Light Artillery
Independent Battery, Light Artillery
1st Infantry
1st Infantry, 1 year, 1864
2062d Infantry
3d Infantry
3d Tennessee Infantry
4th-11th Infantry
20712th-21st Infantry
20822d-29th Infantry
29th Connecticut Infantry
30th-33d Infantry
20934th-43d Infantry
210 44th-52d Infantry
211 53d-58th Infantry
212 59th-72d Infantry
213 73d-82d Infantry
21483d-95th Infantry
215 96th-104th Infantry
106th-108th Infantry
216109th-118th Infantry
217 119th-125th Infantry
127th Infantry
128th Infantry
135th-138th Infantry
Capt. Powell's Regiment, Infantry
Co. A, Unassigned, Infantry
Co. A, Southord Infantry, Pa., 100 days, 1864
Pioneer Corps, Cavalry Division, 16 Army Corps (A.D.)
Pioneer Co., 1st Division, 16 Army Corps, Infantry (A.D.)
Brigade Band, No. 1
Brigade Band, No. 2
Brigade Band, No. 1, Corps d'Afrique
Brigade Band, No. 2, Corps d'Afrique
Quartermaster Detachment, Infantry
U.S. Volunteers:
218 1st Sharp Shooters
2d Sharp Shooters
Signal Corps
1st Veteran Volunteers, Engineers
1st-9th Veteran Volunteers, Infantry (1 Army Corps)
U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps:
2221st Battalion
2d Battalion
1st-49th Co.
223 50th-107th Co.
224108th-174th Co.
2251st-7th Independent Co.
Unassigned Detachments