• Timeline of the First Vermont Cavalry
     
     
    November 19, 1861:
       The first Vermont cavalry was mustered in Burlington Vermont by Lemmuel B. Platt
     
    December 14, 1861:
       The cavalry left Vermont and headed for Washington D.C. by a 153 car train.

    April 17, 1862:
      The Vermont Cavalry "charged through the little village of Mount Jackson and drove Ashby's cavalry for more than a mile to the North Fork of the Shenandoah, where the enemy set fire to the bridge, hoping to cut off further pursuit." Peck.
    April 27, 1862:
       Engaged at Port Republic, Virginia.
     
    May 24, 1862:
       Engaged at Middletown, Virginia

    May 25, 1862:
       Engaged at Winchester, Virginia

    July 2, 1862:
       Engaged at Luray Court House, Virginia

    July 10, 1862:
       Engaged at Culpeper Court House, Virginia

    August 2, 1862
       Engaged at Orange Court House, Virginia

    August 20, 1862:
       Engaged at Kelly's Ford, Virginia

    August 22, 1862:
       Engaged at Waterloo Bridge, Virginia

    August 30, 1862:
       Engaged at 2nd Bull Run, Virginia
     
    September 22, 1862:
       Engaged at Ashby's Gap, Virginia

    February 13, 1863:
      Peter Rock, Company L, 1st Vermont Cavalry, deserted and joined the Confederate States Army under the name of Thomas Burnham. He was later captured and sent to Washington for trial on January 19, 1864. 
     
    February 13, 1863:
      Private Samuel W. Elliott, Company M, 1st Vermont Cavalry, died of disease. He was buried in Alexandria National Cemetery, Virginia.

     April 1, 1863:
        Engaged at Broad Run, Virginia.
     
    May 30, 1863:
       Engaged at Greenwich, Virginia.
     
    July 2, 1863:
       Engaged at Huntersville, Virginia.
     
    July 3, 1863:
       Major William Wells was awarded the Medal of Honor for action.
     
    July 3, 1863:
       3rd day at the Battle of Gettysburg.
     
    July 4, 1863:
       Engaged at Monterey, Virginia.

    July 5, 1863:
      Engaged at Lightersville, Virginia.
     
    July 8, 1863:
       Engaged at Boonesboro, Virginia.
      
    July 13, 1863:
       Engaged at Hagerstown, Virginia.
     
    September 13, 1863:
       Engaged at Falling Waters, Virginia.
     
    September 14, 1863:
       Engaged at Somerville Ford, Virginia.
     
    September 26, 1863:
       Engaged at Raccoon Ford, Virginia.
     
    October 4, 1863:
       Engaged at Falmouth, Virginia.
     
    October 10, 1863:
       Engaged at James City, Virginia.
     
    October 11, 1863:
       Engaged at Brandy Station, Virginia.
     
    October 18, 1863:
       Engaged at Gainesville, Virginia.
     
    October 19, 1863:
       Engaged at Buckland Mills, Virginia.
     
    October 19, 1863:
       Engaged at Gainesville, Virginia.
     
    November 28, 1863:
       Engaged at Morton's Ford, Virginia.
     
    March 1, 1864:
       Engaged at Mechanicsville, Virginia.
     
    March 2, 1864:
       Engaged at Piping Tree, Virginia.
     
    May 5, 1864:
        Engaged at Craig's Church, Virginia.
       
     May 8, 1864:
       Engaged or present at Spotsylvania, Virginia.
       
    May 11, 1864:
       Engaged at Yellow Tavern, Virginia.
     
    May 12, 1864:
       Engaged at Meadow Bridge, Virginia.
     
    May 31, 1864:
       Engaged at Hanover Court House, Virginia.
     
    June 1, 1864:
       Engaged at Ashland, Virginia.
     
    June 3, 1864:
       Engaged at Hawe's Shop., Virginia.
     
    June 10, 1864:
       Engaged at Bottom Bridge, Virginia.
     
    June 13, 1864:
       Engaged at White Oak Swamp, Virginia.
     
    June 15, 1864:
       Engaged at Malvern Hill, Virginia.
     
    June 22, 1864:
      Engaged at Ream's Station, Virginia. 
     
    June 23, 1864:
       Engaged at Nottoway Court House, Virginia.
     
    June 24, 1864:
        Engaged at Keyesville, Virginia.
     
    June 25, 1864:
       Engaged at Roanoke Station, Virginia.
     
    June 28, 1864:
       Engaged at Stony Creek, Virginia.
     
    June 29, 1864:
       Engaged at Ream's Station, Virginia.
     
    June 29, 1864:
      Engaged at Stony Creek, Virginia.
     
    June 30, 1864:
       Engaged at Ridley's Shop, Virginia.
     
    August 17, 1864:
       Engaged at Winchester, Virginia.
     
    August 21, 1864:
       Engaged at Charlestown, Virginia.
     
    August 21, 1864:
       Engaged at Summit Point, Virginia.
     
    August 22, 1864:
       Engaged at Charlestown, Virginia.
     
    August 25, 1864:
       Engaged at Kearneysville, Virginia.
     
    September 19, 1864:
       Engaged at Winchester, Virginia.
     
    September 21, 1864:
       Engaged at Front Royal, Virginia.
     
    September 21, 1864:
       Engaged at Mooney's Grade, Virginia.
     
    September 22, 1864:
       Engaged at Milford, Virginia.
       
    September 28, 1864:
       Engaged at Waynesboro, Virginia.
     
    October 7, 1864:
       Engaged at Columbia Furnace, Virginia.
     
    October 9, 1864:
       Engaged at Tom's Brook, Virginia.
     
    October 19, 1864:
        Engaged at Cedar Creek, Virginia.
     
    October 19, 1864:
       Corporal Frederick A. Lyon was awarded the Medal of Honor for action.
     
    October 19, 1864:
       Private James Sweeney was awarded the Medal of Honor for action.
     
    October 19, 1864:
       Sergeant Eri D. Woodbury was awarded the Medal of Honor for action. 
     
    November 11, 1864:
       Engaged at Middle Road, Virginia.
     
    November 12, 1864:
       Engaged at Middle and Back Road, Virginia.
     
    December 20, 1864:
       Engaged at Lacy's Spring, Virginia.
     
    February 22, 1865:
        William Wells receives a promotion to Brigadier General.

    March 2, 1865:
       Engaged at Waynesboro, Virginia.
      
    April 1, 1865:
       Engaged at Five Forks, Virginia.
     
    April 3, 1865:
       Engaged at Namozine Church, Virginia.
     
    April 8, 1865:
       Private George B. Dunn was the last Vermonter killed in action, and First Lieutenant Willard Farrington was the last Vermonter wounded in action.
     
    April 9, 1865:
       Engaged at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.
       
     May 19, 1865:
       William Wells, 1st Vt. Cav., promoted to Brigadier General.
     
    December 29, 1945:
       Russell C. Martin, Co. I, 1st Vt. Cavalry, died in Los Angeles. He was the last man surviving of the First Vermont Cavalry.