Identified Leather Document Valise - Inventory Number: IDE 096 / Sold
Colonel Perley Peabody Pitkin, 2nd Vermont Infantry
Perley Peabody Pitkin:
Residence Montpelier VT. Enlisted at the age 35 years old on 6/6/1861 as a 1st Lieutenant. He was commissioned into Field & Staff VT 2nd Infantry. He was discharged for promotion on 2/19/1862 when he was commissioned into US Volunteers Quartermaster Dept. He resigned on 11/7/1864.
Valise contains documents from Captain Henry B. Blood, from the Quartermaster Department who was ordered to Gettysburg on July 6 to supervise the remaining burials, re-bury any bodies improperly buried, and to secure the government property on the field, including that which locals had carried off and were continuing to carry off, sometimes by the wagon load.
Additional document pertains to medical supplies shipped to J. Brinton of the U.S. Hospital Department.
Perley Peabody Pitkin:
Residence Montpelier VT; 35 years old.
Enlisted on 6/6/1861 as a 1st Lieutenant.
On 6/6/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff VT 2nd Infantry
He was discharged for promotion on 2/19/1862
On 2/19/1862 he was commissioned into
US Volunteers Quartermaster Dept
He Resigned on 11/7/1864
* 1st Lieut 6/6/1861 (1st Lieut & Quartermaster)
* Capt 2/19/1862 (Captain & Asst Quartermaster)
* Colonel 8/2/1864 (Colonel & Quartermaster)
born 3/9/1826 in Marshfield, VT
died 7/28/1891 in Montpelier, VT
(Parents; Truman Pitkin, Rebecca Davis. Wife: Caroline Templeton, Jennie Poland)
After the War he lived in Montpelier, VT
VERMONT SECOND REGIMENT. (THREE YEARS.) BY COL. AMASA S. TRACY.
The Second Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry was organized at Burlington, and was mustered into the United States service by Lieutenant-Colonel Rains, U. S. A., June 20, 1861, it being the first three years' regiment raised in Vermont. It was composed of ten companies, selected from about sixty which offered their services for this organization. June 24, it left Burlington for Washington, where it arrived on the 26th. While in New York, on its way to the front, it was presented with a stand of State colors. On arriving at Washington, it went into camp on Capitol Hill, where it remained until July 10. On that day it moved into Virginia, over Long Bridge, and marched through Alexandria to Bush Hill, about five miles, in the direction of Fairfax Court House. At Bush Hill it was, with the Third, Fourth and Fifth Maine, formed into a brigade under command of Col. O. O. Howard of the Third Maine. The brigade of Colonel (now Major-General) Howard was assigned to the Division of General Heintzleman. On the 16th, the regiment, with the rest of the Union Army under General McDowell, commenced its march to Centerville, and on Sunday, July 21, took part in the battle of Bull Run. After the defeat of the Union Army, the regiment returned to its old camp at Bush Hill. The loss of the regiment in this fight was as follows: Two men killed, one officer and 34 enlisted men wounded, and one officer and 30 men missing, making a total loss of 68 men.
Inventory Number: IDE 096 / Sold