Signed by 18 Vermont soldiers some of whom were wounded and captured during the Civil War
8 x 24, manuscript in ink.
State of Vermont
We, whose names are hereunto affixed, do severally consent, and by our signatures hereunto made, do agree, to be enrolled into the Cavendish Light Infantry, a Company of Volunteer Militia now raised in the said town of Cavendish and vicinity, subject to the orders of the Commander in Chief; and in consideration of arms and equipments to be furnished us by the State of Vermont, we do hereby agree to serve for the period of one year, unless sooner discharged agreeably to law; and this enlistment we enter into with the full understanding that we are liable at any moment to be ordered into active service under the Government of the United States. Cavendish, Vt., April 18, 1861. Bears the signatures of 18 men who listed in this unit. Light age toning and wear. Desirable early war Vermont document.
Record of Soldiers Who Signed This Document:
William Scheller: unknown
William Henry Ingleston: Served in the 6th Vermont Infantry; wounded in action, May 5, 1864, at the battle of the Wilderness; captured August 21, 1864, at Charles Town, WV.
William W. Carey: Served in the 6th Vermont Infantry; wounded in action, April 16, 1862, Lee's Mill, Va. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant, May 15, 1864
Alick Stearns: Served in 1st Vermont Infantry
Martin Chapman: Served in the 1st and 6th Vermont Infantry regiments
Samuel Fitch: Served in the 1st Vrmont Infantry
A.H. Moore: unknown
Isaac Thornton: unknown
George T. Spaulding: Served in the 1st Vermont Infantry
George S. Orr: Served in the 1st Vermont Infantry
Moses E. Orr: unknown
William F. Williams: Served in the 4th Vermont Infantry
C.A. Shephard: Served in the 1st Vermont Infantry
Xenophen E. Lockwood: Served in the 4th Vermont Infantry
Thomas J. Olney: unknown
Edwin M. Carlisle: Served in the 1st and 6th Vermont Infantry regiments; wounded in action, June 29, 1862, at Savage's Station, Va.
Ira E. Chase: Served in the 3rd Vermont Infantry; wounded in action May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.