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 Edward Bertrand Sawyer

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Edward Bertrand Sawyer

Birth
Hyde Park, Lamoille County, Vermont, USA
Death
17 Mar 1918 (aged 89)
Hyde Park, Lamoille County, Vermont, USA
Burial
Hyde Park, Lamoille County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID
18745098 View Source

Residence Hyde Park VT;
Enlisted on 10/21/1861 as a Captain.
On 11/1/1861 he was commissioned into Troop I, 1st Vermont Cavalry
Promotions:
Major 4/25/1862
Colonel and Commanding Officer of the 1st Vermont Cavalry Regiment on 9/16/1862
He Resigned on 4/28/1864

Mr. Sawyer devoted all his time from the beginning to the end of the war to the service of his country. He enlisted Sept. 14, 1861, having first raised and organized Co. D, 5th Vermont Infantry, and raised Co. I, 1st Vermont Cavalry. Upon the organization of this body he was unanimously elected captain, and in the retreat of General Banks down the Shenandoah Valley received a severe injury by a fall off his horse. Having been previously promoted to major, though disabled, he did not suffer his energy to remain idle, but recruited two hundred men for the regiment at large, and in addition organized Co. L and Co. M, forming the sixth squadron of the regiment, of which he was colonel, when not in charge of a brigade or detached on special service, until he resigned. He was placed in the command of the 2d brigade of Kilpatrick's division when that general made his raid upon Richmond, and upon that occasion and many others was complimented for his efficient services by his superior officers, though no record can be found of his asking for promotion. In September, 1863, he was wounded in the cheek by a rebel sharpshooter, and though in no great battles during the war was more than forty times under fire. Colonel Sawyer organized and was the first commander of Aaron Keeler Post, G.A.R., which was named in honor of his maternal grandfather, a veteran of the American Revolution.

Colonel Sawyer was married in June, 1849, to Susan Almira, daughter of Hon. Isaac and Dorcas (Titus) Pennock.

Source: http://vermontcivilwar.org/units/ca/bios.php?input=5191

Residence Hyde Park VT;
Enlisted on 10/21/1861 as a Captain.
On 11/1/1861 he was commissioned into Troop I, 1st Vermont Cavalry
Promotions:
Major 4/25/1862
Colonel and Commanding Officer of the 1st Vermont Cavalry Regiment on 9/16/1862
He Resigned on 4/28/1864

Mr. Sawyer devoted all his time from the beginning to the end of the war to the service of his country. He enlisted Sept. 14, 1861, having first raised and organized Co. D, 5th Vermont Infantry, and raised Co. I, 1st Vermont Cavalry. Upon the organization of this body he was unanimously elected captain, and in the retreat of General Banks down the Shenandoah Valley received a severe injury by a fall off his horse. Having been previously promoted to major, though disabled, he did not suffer his energy to remain idle, but recruited two hundred men for the regiment at large, and in addition organized Co. L and Co. M, forming the sixth squadron of the regiment, of which he was colonel, when not in charge of a brigade or detached on special service, until he resigned. He was placed in the command of the 2d brigade of Kilpatrick's division when that general made his raid upon Richmond, and upon that occasion and many others was complimented for his efficient services by his superior officers, though no record can be found of his asking for promotion. In September, 1863, he was wounded in the cheek by a rebel sharpshooter, and though in no great battles during the war was more than forty times under fire. Colonel Sawyer organized and was the first commander of Aaron Keeler Post, G.A.R., which was named in honor of his maternal grandfather, a veteran of the American Revolution.

Colonel Sawyer was married in June, 1849, to Susan Almira, daughter of Hon. Isaac and Dorcas (Titus) Pennock.

Source: http://vermontcivilwar.org/units/ca/bios.php?input=5191


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