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1863 Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Monument Replicas


The 16th Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry (or 16th VVI) served as a member of Stannard's Brigade in Doubleday's Division of the First Corps, Army of the Potomac and was a member of the 2nd Vermont Brigade. The 16th Vermont spent the majority of its nine-month enlistment in the eastern theater, predominantly in the Defenses of Washington, from October 1862 to August 1863, and guarding rail lines.


On June 25, 1863, the 16th was ordered to join the Army of the Potomac and reached Gettysburg on the evening of July 1st. Commanded by Colonel Wheelock G. Veazey at the Battle of Gettysburg, the 16th performed well in counterattacking the Confederate assault on the afternoon of July 2nd, but its most brilliant action was during Pickett's Charge on the 3rd. As Kemper's Virginians angled north toward the Corpse of Trees, the 16th swung out from its position on Cemetery Ridge and tore into their flank. The regiment then turned around and attacked the flank of Perry's Florida Brigade, which had been sent ot support Pickett. Of the men brought to the field, the 16th lock 16 killed, 102 wounded, and 1 missing. Like the rest of the Second Vermont Brigade, the 16th was back in Vermont and mustered out to civilian life within a few weeks of the battle's conclusion.


Colonel Veazey earned the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. The citation reads: "rapidly assembled his regiment and charged the enemy's flank; charged front under heavy fire, and chaged and destroyed a Confederate brigade, all this with new troops in their first battle". A New Hampshire native and graduate of Dartmouth and Albany Law School, he would go on to become a lawyer in Springfield and eventually serve in the state legislature and become a member of the state Supreme Court.


The monument was orginally placed in the Codori thicket about 1000 feet west of the monument's present location. This was where the regiment attacked Wilcox's Brigade in the aftermath of Pickett's Charge on July 3rd. The monument was relocated to the current, more visible and accessible location, in 1907 at the request of the Honorable Kittredge Haskins.


This monument was dedicated in September 1892 and is located south of Gettysburg on Hancock Avenue.

16th Vermont Volunteer Infantry

SKU: 1075
  • Size: 5" x 4" x 8 ½"
    Weight: 4.2lbs

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