About Thaddeus Stevens, Jr.
THADDEUS STEVENS. Born in St. Johhnsbury. Son of Dr. Morrill Stevens, who died in 1847. Mrs. Stevens, the mother of Thaddeus, also died the same year. Dr. Stevens left two children -- Thaddeus and a younger brother, Alanson J. A few years after the decease of his father, Thaddeus went to Pennsylvania to reside with his uncle, Hon. Thaddeus Stevens.
When the rebellion commenced he was twenty-six years of age. April 14, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Company F, 1st Pennsylvania Volunteers. Was with his Regiment under Gen. Patterson, during his campaign of three months. Re-entering the service, he was commissioned Captain of Company B, 122d Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers August 11, 1862, and August 15 was promoted Major. Participated, with his Regiment, in the campaigns and battles under Generals Pope, McClellan, Burnside and Hooker, and was mustered out of service in September, 1865.
____________________ Exerpted from: Chadwick, Hon. Albert G.. Soldiers' record of the town of St. Johnsbury, Vermont in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-5. St. Johnsbury, Vt.: C.M. Stone & Co., book and job printers, 1883; p.177 ("Non-resident Soldiers")