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Adjutant and Inspector General Reports

1863 Report
Appendix B

Head Quarters First Vermont Brigade
May 4th, 1863.

Peter T. Washburn, Adjutant and Inspector General:

Sir. -- I have the honor to report the most brilliant conduct of the Vermont troops, at the storming of the heights of Fredericksburg, yesterday. The 2d Vermont was the first regiment in the principal works on the highest range of hills, and the 6th Vermont was the second regiment in the works on the lower range of hills commanding Fredericksburg.

The heights were carried by storm, at the point of the bayonet, under a terrific fire from the enemy. The 2d Vermont led the charge, and covered itself with glory. It could not have been done better.

Col. Walbridge and Maj. Tyler are deserving of special praise for the great coolness and gallantry displayed on the occasion.

The 6th Regiment, Col. Barney, did splendidly. The 3d Regiment, Col. Seaver, the 4th Regiment, Col. Stoughton, and the 5th Regiment, Lieut. Col. Lewis, constituted a reserve force, and came to the support of the advance in splendid style

Three pieces of artillery and many prisoners were taken. Further particulars shall be given.

The 2d lost 12 killed and 94 wounded106
The 3d lost 1 killed and 6 wounded7
The 4th lost 0 killed and 1 wounded1
The 5th lost 0 killed and 0 wounded0
The 6th lost 0 killed and 8 wounded8
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total killed and wounded,122

A list of the killed and wounded is herewith forwarded.

	I am, General,
		Your Ob't Servant,
			L. A. Grant,
				Col. Com'd'g Brigade.