FRAMED COMMISSION - CORPORAL JACKSON STOCKWELL, CO "I", 1ST ARTILLERY / 11TH VERMONT VOLUNTEERS [1ST VT. HEAVY ARTILLERY]

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Dated 4/8/1865, signed by the colonel of the regiment, James Meech Warner: "J.M. Warner, Col. 1st Arty." Printed document, 9.5" x 12.5, mounted in gray painted period wooden frame, 15" x 12", w/paper backing and hanging hook up top.  Certificate exhibits fold-marks, frame displays light chipping at extremities. Else VG.

Jackson Stockwell was a resident of Northfield, VT when he enlisted on 8/13/62 as a Private. On 9/1/62 he mustered into Co. I, 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery. Listed as wounded on 4/2/65 at Petersburg. Mustered out 6/29/65.

James Meech Warner enlisted as a 2nd Lt. on 7/1/60 at the age of 24. He was commissioned into the 8th US Infantry; 2/18/61 he was transferred to the 8th US Infantry. On 8/27/62 he was promoted to Colonel and commissioned into Field & Staff, 1st VT Heavy Artillery. Listed as wounded on 5/18/64 at Spotsylvania Court House. Promoted by Brevet to Brig. Gen 8/1/64; Major, Lt. Col. and Col., 3/13/65; Brig. Gen. on 4/9/65. On 5/8/65 he was discharged for promotion to Brig. General and commissioned into US Volunteers General Staff.  Mustered out 1/15/66.

Organized at the 11th Vermont Infantry in September 1862 this unit was designated 1st VT. Heavy Artillery in December of that year and assigned the Washington Defenses through May 1864. Attached to the 6th Corps it participated and saw heavy action during Grants "Overland Campaign," including Spotsylvania, North Anna and Cold Harbor. Sent north it was engaged in the repulse of Early's attack on Ft. Stevens, was engaged with Sheridan's army in the Shenandoah in September 1864. Returning to the Petersburg line it was to participate in the assault on Ft. Fisher in January 1865. Mustered out June 1865, during service it lost 164 men killed and mortally wounded and 412 by disease for a total of 576.   [jp/L] [ph:L]

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