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Civil War muster sheets

Call Number: RH MS R487


This collection consists of 5 muster sheets for Companies B, D, E, L, and M of the 1st Vermont Regiment Volunteer Cavalry under Colonel Edward B. Sawyer for December 31, 1862 through February 28 or March 1, 1863; and 1 sheet for Company [C?] of the 13th Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers under Colonel Alexander H. Warner for June 30-August 31, 1862. Each sheet includes columns for names and ranks of those present and absent, when/where/by whom/for how long enlisted, last paid by paymaster and to what time, and bounty; as well as columns for names of those present, remarks, additional specific payment information, and witnesses.


  • Creation: 1862 - 1863

History of the 1st Vermont Cavalry

The 1st Regiment of the Vermont Cavalry was organized at Burlington, Vermont and mustered into service in November 1861 (Companies L and M were later organized in September and December 1862). The regiment saw service with the Army of the Potomac for most of the Civil War, defending Washington, D.C. and saw service in the Shenandoah Valley and at Gettsyburg among many other battles and skirmishes. The regiment was present at Appomattox Court House in 1865 with the surrender of Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army.

The regiment lost 10 officers and 124 enlisted men in battle and 4 officers and 200 enlisted men due to disease.

[Information retrieved from the National Park Service, "Union Vermont Volunteers: 1st Regiment, Vermont Cavalry,"]

History of the 13th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment

The 13th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment was organized at New Haven, CT in late 1861/early 1862 and spent most of its service attached to the Department of the Gulf, including participating in the siege and assault on and surrender of Port Hudson. The regiment was attached to the Army of the Shenandoah in 1864, then to the Department of the South in 1865 before being mustered out at Fort Pulaski, Georgia in 1866.

The regiment lost 2 officers and 42 enlisted men in battle and 3 officers and 157 enlisted men from disease.

[Information retrieved from the National Park Service, "Union Connecticult Volunteers: 13th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry,"]


2 folders (2 oversize folders) ; Folders measure 59x90 cm.

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Physical Location

RH MS R487

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Frank Krozman.

Guide to the Civil War Muster Sheets Collection
Civil War muster sheets
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Civil War muster sheets, RH MS R487, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States