Version 17.3.2017

 

Connecticut:

 

a. allgemeines:

bei National Park Soldiers sind 65198 Soldiers aus Connecticut erfaßt

 

 

Literatur:

- **Croffut, W. A. and John M. Morris: The Military and Civil History of Connecticut During the Civil War of 1861-65 (New York: Le­dyard Bill, 1868)

- **Hamblen, Charles P. Connecticut Yankees at Gettysburg. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1993.

 

 

 

 

b. Infantry:

 

1st Regiment Connecticut Infantry (3 months, 1861):

s. Col Daniel *Tyler; Captain William Grosvenor *Ely (Co. ?); Pvt Henry E. *Buckingham (Co. E)

 

Overview:

Organized at Hartford April 22, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., May 18. Attached to Mansfield's command, Dept. of Wa­shington, to June, 1861. Key's 1st Brigade, Tyler's Division, McDowell's Army of Northwestern Virginia, to August, 1861.

 

Service:

Duty at Camp Corcoran. Defences of Washington, D.C., till June 1, 1861. Advance on Vienna and Falls Church, Va., June 1-8, and picket duty there till July 16. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Occupation of Fairfax C.H. July 17. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Mustered out July 31, 1861.

 

 

2nd Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

s. Captain William G. *Ely (Co. F&S); Chaplain Eddy *Hiram (Co. ?)

 

Overview:

Organized at New Haven May 7, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., May 19. Attached to Mansfield's command, Dept. of Wa­shington, to June, 1861. Key's 1st Brigade, Tyler's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia to August, 1861.

 

Service:

At Camp Corcoran, defences of Washington, D. C., till June 1. Advance to Vienna and Falls Church, Va., June 1-3, and picket duty there till July 16. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Occupation of Fairfax C.H. July 17. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Mustered out August 7, 1861

 

 

3rd Regiment Connecticut Infantry (3 months, 1861):

s. LtCol Allen G. *Brady (Co. F&S)

 

Overview:

Organized at New Haven and mustered in May 14, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., May 19. Attached to Mansfield's com­mand, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1861. Key's 1st Brigade, Tyler's 1st Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia to Au­gust, 1861.

 

Service:

Duty at Camp Corcoran, defences of Washington, D.C., till June 1, 1861. Advance to Vienna and Falls Church, Va., June 1-3, and picket duty there till July 16. Advance to Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Occupation of Fairfax C.H. July 17. Battle of Bull Run, Va., July 21. Mustered out August 12, 1861.

 

 

4th Connecticut Infantry Regiment:

 

Overview:

Organized at Hartford May 21, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., June 10. Attached to Abercrombie's 6th Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of Pennsylvania, to August, 1861. 2nd Brigade, Banks' Division, Army Potomac, to December, 1861. Defenses of Washington to January, 1862.

 

Service:

Duty at Chambersburg, Pa., and at Hagerstown, Md., till July 4, 1861, and at Williamsport till August 16. At Frederick, Md., till Sep­tember 5. Moved to Darnestown September 5, thence to Fort Richardson. Defenses of Washington, D.C., and duty there till January, 1862. Designation of regiment changed to 1st Conn. Heavy Artillery January 2, 1862. (See 1st Heavy Artillery.)

 

 

5th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

s. Col George D. *Chapman; Captain Edwin E. *Marvin; Major William S. *Cogswell (Co. F&S, zuvor Captain Co. I), Pvt Andrew *Ames (Co I)

 

Ursprünglich aufgestellt von Samuel *Colt (dem berühmten Waffenfabrikanten) als "Colt First Regiment of Revolving Rifles"; als dem Regiment in der Aufstellungsphase die Aufnahme in die US-Army verweigert worden war, wurde das Regiment am 20.6.1861 formell aufgelöst und umbenannt in 5th Connecticut Infantry (vgl. Nosworthy, Bloody Crucible, a.a.O., S. 144, 179).

 

Overview:

Organized at Hartford July 26, 1861. Left State for Baltimore, Md., July 29, thence moved to Harper's Ferry, W.V., July 30, and duty there till August 16. Attached to George H. Thomas' Brigade, Banks' Division, to October, 1861. Gordon's Brigade, Banks' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Bartlett's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Guard and outpost duty on the Upper Potomac till February, 1862. Operations near Edward's Ferry October 20-24, 1861. Operations about Dams Nos. 4 and 5 December 17-20. Advance on Winchester March 1-12, 1862. Near Winchester March 5. Occupation of Winchester March 12. Ordered to Manassas, Va., March 18, returning to Winchester March 19. Pursuit of Jackson March 24-April 27. Columbia Furnace April 17. At Strasburg till May 20. Retreat to Winchester May 20-25. Action at Front Royal May 23. Middle­town May 24. Battle of Winchester May 24-25. Retreat to Martinsburg and Williamsport May 25-June 6. At Williamsport till June 10. Moved to Front Royal June 10-18. Reconnaissance to Luray June 29-30. Moved to Warrenton, Gordonsville and Culpeper, July, Reconnaissance to Raccoon Ford July 28 (Co. "I"). Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 6-September 2. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Battle of Bull Run August 29-30. Moved to Washington, D. C., thence to Frederick, Md., September 2-12. Duty at Frederick till December 10. March to Fairfax Station December 10-14, and duty there till January 19, 1863. Moved to Stafford C. H. January 19-23, and duty there till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Get­tysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Funkstown, Md., July 12. Snicker's Gap, Va., July 21. Near Raccoon Ford, Va., till September 24. March to Brandy Station, thence to Bealeton and movement to Stevenson, Ala., September 24-October 3. Guard duty along Nashville and Chattanooga R. R. at Cowan and Cumberland Tunnel till April, 1864. Atlanta Campaign May to September. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19. New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Mountain June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground July 4. Chattahoochee River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of At­lanta July 22-August 25. Allatoona August 16. Operations at Chattahoochee River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of At­lanta September 2-November 15. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Montieth Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah De­cember 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Thompson's Creek, near Chesterfield, S.C., March 2. Near Cheraw March 3. Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Wa­shington, D.C. via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand review May 24. Mustered out (old members July 22, 1864) July 19, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 104 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 82 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 193.

 

Literatur:

- **Marvin, Edwin E.: The Fifth Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers (Hartford, Conn.: Wiley, Waterman & Eaton, 1889); Nevins says: "Marvin confessed to using state and Federal sources for this history, but the work also possesses a surprising amount of diary ex­cerpts by members of the regiment".

 

 

6th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

s. LtCol William G. *Ely; Pvt Carlos *Ames (Co. B)

 

Overview:

Organized at New Haven September 12, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 17, thence moved to Annapolis, Md., Oc­tober 5. Attached to Wright's 3rd Brigade, Sherman's Expeditionary Corps, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1862. District of Beaufort, S.C., Dept. of the South, to September, 1862. District of Beaufort, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to March, 1863. Jacksonville, Fla., to April, 1863. District Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps, April, 1863. Folly Is­land, S.C. 10th Army Corps to June 1863. 2nd Brigade, United States forces, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, July, 1863. 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, July, 1863. District of Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of Va. and N.C. to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division 10th Army Corps, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Di­vision, 24th Army Corps, to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Terry's Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. North Carolina, to April, 1865. Abbott's Detached Brigade, Dept. North Ca­rolina, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Sherman's Expedition to Port Royal, S.C., October 21-November 7, 1861. Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Har­bor, November 7. Reconnoissance on Hilton Head Island November 8. Expedition to Braddock's Point November 10-11. Duty at Hil­ton Head, S.C., till January 20. Expedition to Warsaw Sound January 20-February 27. Duty at Hilton Head till March 20. Moved to Dafuskie Island and siege operations against Fort Pulaski, Ga., March 20-April 11. Bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski April 10-11. Operations on James Island June 1-28. Grimball's Plantation June 10. Battle of Secessionville June 16. Evacuation of James Island and movement to Hilton Head June 28-July 7. Duty there till October. Expedition to Pocotaligo, S.C., October 21-23. Action at Frampton's Plantation, Pocotaligo, October 22. Duty at Beaufort, S.C., till March, 1863, and at Jacksonville, Fla., till April. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., and duty there till June. Occupation of Folly Island, S.C., June 3-July 10. Attack on Morris Island, S. C., July 10. Assault on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, July 18. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., July 25, and duty there till April, 1864. Moved to Glou­cester Point April 27-May 1. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10. Chester Station May 10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Proctor's Creek May 13. Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14-16. At Bermuda Hundred till August 13. Ware Bottom Church May 20. Petersburg June 9. Port Wal­thal June 16-17. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to January 3, 1865. Ware Bottom Church June 20, 1864. Demonstration on north side of the James August 13-20. Battle of Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Deep Run August 16. In trenches before Petersburg August 25-September 27. Moved to north side of the James September 27-29. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Darbytown and New Market Roads October 7. Darbytown Road October 13. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. In front of Richmond October 31-November 2. Detached for duty at New York City during Presidential election of 1864, November 2-17. Duty in trenches before Richmond till January 3, 1865. Second expedition to Fort Fis­her, N.C., January 3-15. Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January 15. Half Moon Battery January 19. Sugar Loaf Battery Februa­ry 11. Fort Anderson February 18. Capture of Wilmington February 22. North East Ferry February 22. Duty at Wilmington, N.C., till June and at Goldsboro till July. Mustered out August 21, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 99 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 124 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 235.

 

 

7th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

s. Chaplain Jacob *Eaton (vgl. Co. F&S)

 

Overview:

Organized at New Haven September 13, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 18, thence moved to Annapolis, Md., Oc­tober 5. Attached to Wright's 3rd Brigade, Sherman's Expeditionary Corps, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of the South to July, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S.C. Dept. of the South to September, 1862. District ot Beaufort, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to January, 1863. Fernandina, Fla., to April, 1863. District of Hilton Head, S. C., 10th Corps to June, 1863 (Cos. "A," "B," "I," "K"). St. Helena Island, S.C. 10th Army Corps, June, 1863 (Cos. "A," "B," "I,""K"). 2nd Brigade, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps (Cos. "A," "B," "I," "K") to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps (Cos. "A," "B,""I," "K"), July, 1863. 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S.C. 10th Corps (Cos. "A," "B," "I," "K") to August, 1863. Regiment at St. Augustine, Fla., till August. 3rd Brigade, Morris Island, S, C., 10th Corps to October, 1863. St. Helena Island, S.C., 10th Corps to November, 1863. 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps to December, 1863. St. Helena Island, S.C. 10th Corps to February, 1864. Haw­ley's Brigade, District of Florida, February, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Ames' Division, District of Florida, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps to De­cember, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Terry's Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to April, 1865. Ab­bott's Detached Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Sherman's expedition to Port Royal, S.C., October 21-November 7, 1861. Capture of Forts Beauregard and Walker, Port Royal Har­bor, November 7. Duty at Hilton Head, S.C., till December 18. Reconnoissance on Hilton Head Island November 8. Expedition to Braddock's Point November 10-11. Moved to Tybee Island, S. C., December 18 and engaged in fatigue duty building batteries for the reduction of Fort Pulaski till April 10, 1862 (Cos. "B," "G" and "I" on Dafuskie Island March 20 to April 11). Manned Batteries Tot­ten, Halleck, Sherman, Lincoln and Stanton. Bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski April 10-11. Garrison duty at Fort Pulaski till May 27. Operations on James Island, S.C., June 1-28. Battle of Secessionville June 16. Evacuation of James Island and movement to Hilton Head, S.C., June 28-July 7. Duty at Hilton Head till September 30. Expedition to St. John's Bluff, Fla., September 30-October 13. Expedition to Pocotaligo, S.C., October 21-23. Action at Frampton's Plantation, Pocotaligo, October 22. Duty at Hilton Head and Beaufort, S.C., till January 3, 1863. Moved to Fernandina, Fla., January 13, and duty there till April 12, and at St. Augustine, Fla., till August 2, then moved to Morris Island, S.C. Cos. "A," "B," "I" and "K" detached April, 1863, and moved to Hilton Head, S.C. Expe­dition against Charleston, S.C., April. Occupation of Folly Island, S.C., June 3. Attack on water batteries, Morris Island, S.C., July 10. Assault on Fort Wagner July 11. Siege of Fort Wagner July 11-September 7. Regiment joins from St. Augustine, Fla., August 5. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S.C., September 7. Operations against Fort Sumter and against Charleston till Oc­tober 16. Man Batteries Stevens, Strong, Weed and Kearney. Moved to St. Helena Island, S.C., October 16. Boat duty at Folly Island October 29-November 17. At St. Helena Island, S.C., till February, 1864. Veterans on furlough January 15 to February 27. Moved to Jacksonville, Fla., February 5-7. Expedition into Central Florida February 8-28. Battle of Olustee February 20. Duty at Jacksonville, Fla., till April 13. Moved to Gloucester Point, Va., April 13-20. Butler's operations on south side of the James and against Petersburg and Richmond, May 4-28. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10. Chester Station May 10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Proctor's Creek May 13. Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14-16. On the Bermuda Hundred lines May 16-August 13. At­tack on picket line June 2. Petersburg June 9. Bermuda Hundred June 14. Port Walthal June 16-17. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to January 3, 1865. Demonstration on north side of the James August 13-20. Battle of Strawberry Plains Deep Bottom August 14-18. In trenches before Petersburg August 25 to September 28. Moved to north side of the James September 28. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Darbytown and New Market Roads October 7. Darbytown Road October 13. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Detached for duty at New York City during Presi­dential election of 1864, November 2-17. Duty in trenches before Richmond till January 3, 1865. Second expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 3-15. Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January 15. Half Moon Battery January 19. Sugar Loaf Battery February 11. Fort Anderson February 18. Capture of Wilmington February 22. North East Ferry February 22. Duty at Wilmington, N.C. till June, and at Goldsboro till July. Mustered out July 20, 1865, and discharged at New Haven August 11, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 157 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 192 Enlisted men by disease. Total 364.

 

Literatur:

- **Walkly, Stephen. History of the Seventh Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, 1861–1865. No publisher, 1905.

 

 

8th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Hartford September 21, 1861. Left State for Annapolis, Md., October 17. Attached to Parke's Third Brigade, Burnside's Expeditionary Corps, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Department of Virginia, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Getty's Division, United States forces, Portsmouth, Va., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina to January, 1864. Sub-District Albemarle, N.C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to August, 1864. Provost Guard, 18th Army Corps to December, 1864. Provost Guard, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, to July, 1865. 2nd Provisional Brigade, 24th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Virginia to December, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Annapolis, Md., till January 6, 1862. Burnside's expedition to Hatteras Inlet and Roanoke Island, N.C., January 7-February 8, 1862. Battle of Roanoke Island February 8. At Roanoke Island till March 11. Moved to New Berne, N.C., March 11-13. Battle of New­berne March 14. Operations against Fort Macon March 23-April 26. Skirmish Fort Macon April 12. Capture of Fort Macon April 26. Duty at New Berne till July. Moved to Morehead City July 2, thence to Newport News, Va., July 3-5 and duty there till August 1. Moved to Fredericksburg, Va., August 1-5 and duty there till August 31. Moved to Brooks' Station, thence to Washington, D.C., Au­gust 31-September 3. Maryland Campaign September-October Frederick, Md., September 12. Turner's Gap, South Mountain, Sep­tember 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Duty in Pleasant Valley till October 27. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 27-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Mo­ved to Newport News February 6-9, thence to Suffolk March 13. Siege of Suffolk April 12-May 4. Fort Huger, April 19. Edenton Road April 24. Nansemond River May 3. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Expedition from White House to South Anna River July 1-7. Moved to Portsmouth, Va., and duty there till March, 1864. Expedition to South Mills October 12-14, 1863. Outpost duty at Deep Creek March 13 to April 18, 1864. Moved to Yorktown April 18-21. Butler's operations on south side of the James and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Port Walthal Junction, Chester Station, May 7. Swift Creek, or Arrowfield Church, May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14-16. On Bermuda Hundred front May 17-27. Moved to White House Landing, thence to Cold Harbor, May 27-June 1. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Assaults on Petersburg June 15-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine explosion Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve). On Bermuda Hundred front Au­gust 25-September 27. Fort Harrison, New Market Heights, September 28-29. Chaffin's Farm, September 29-30. Duty in trenches be­fore Richmond till April, 1865. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28, 1864. Occupation of Richmond April 3 and duty there and at Lynchburg, Va., till December. Mustered out December, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 112 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 141 Enlisted men by disease. Total 264.

 

Urkunden/Literatur:

- **Cheney, Frank: Souvenir of Excursion to Antietam and Dedication of Monuments of the 8th, 11th, 14th, and 16th Regiments of Connecticut New London, Conn.: n.p., 1894)

 

 

9th Regiment Connecticut Infantry Regiment:

s. Major Alfred G. *Hall; Lt John C. *Curtis (Co. I; zuvor Corporal, dann Sergeant Major)

 

Medal of Honor: Sergeant-Major John C. *Curtis

 

Overview:

Organized at New Haven September 26, 1861. Moved to Lowell, Mass., November 4, thence to Boston and embarked on steamer "Constitution" for Ship Island, Miss., November 25, arriving there December 3. Duty at Ship Island till April 15, 1862. Attached to Butler's New Orleans Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. Phelps' 1st Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1862. Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Corps to February, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Corps, to April, 1864. Dept. of the East to July, 1864. Bermuda Hundred, Va., 10th Corps, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, July, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to January, 1865. 1st Brigade, Grover's Division, District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to May, 1865. District of Port Royal, S.C., Dept. of the South, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Expedition to Biloxi and Pass Christian April 2-5, 1862. Biloxi April 8. Pass Christian April 4. Operations against Forts St. Phillip and Jackson, Miss. River April 15-28. Moved to New Orleans April 29-May 1. Occupation of New Orleans May 1. Expedition to New Orleans and Jackson R.R. May 9-10. Moved to Baton Rouge May 13. Reconnoissance to Warrenton May 14-29. Williams' ex­pedition to Vicksburg, Miss., and operations against that city June 20-July 23. Ellis Cliff June 22. Hamilton Plantation, near Grand Gulf, June 24. Arrived at Vicksburg June 25. Fatigue duty on Vicksburg Canal till July 23. Moved to Baton Rouge July 23-26, and duty there till August 21. Battle of Baton Rouge August 5. Moved to Carrollton August 21-22. Expedition to St. Charles September 7-8. Near St. Charles Court House September 8. Duty in the defences of New Orleans till April, 1864, at New Orleans, Algiers, Me­xican Gulf R.R. and mouth of the Mississippi and at Pass Manchac, Bonnet Carre, St. John Baptist District, October 19, 1862. Expe­dition to Ponchatoula March 21-30, 1863 (Detachment). Capture of Ponchatoula March 24 (Detachment). Action at Chackahoola Sta­tion, La., June 24 (Cos. "C," "E," "G," "I" and "K"). Expedition to Madisonville January 3, 1864. On veteran furlough in Connecticut April 15. July 16, 1864. Moved to Bermuda Hundred, Va., July 16-20. On Bermuda Hundred front July 20-28. Deep Bottom July 28-29. Moved to Washington, D.C., July 30-August 1, thence to Tenallytown August 1. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley till January, 1865. Moved to Savannah, Ga., January 6-20 and duty there till May 24. Moved to Hilton, S.C., May 24. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., August 3, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 240 Enlisted men by disease. Total 253.

 

Literatur:

- **Murray, Thomas Hamilton. History of the Ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, 'The Irish Regiment,' in the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1865. New Haven, Connecticut: The Price, Lee & Adkins Co., 1903.

 

 

10th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

s. Chaplain Henry Clay *Trumbull; Pvt James E. *Abbe (Co. I); Pvt Henry W. *Longfellow (Co. D)

 

Overview:

Organized at Hartford October 22, 1861. Left State for Annapolis, Md., October 31 and duty there till January 6, 1862. Attached to Foster's 1st Brigade, Burnside's Expeditionary Corps, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of N.C. to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Corps, Dept. of the South to April, 1863. Stevenson's Brigade, Seabrook Island, S. C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. South to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. South, July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, to October, 1863. St. Augustine, Fla., Dept. South, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Ca­rolina, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Burnside's expedition to Hatteras Inlet and Roanoke Island, N. C., January 7-February 8, 1862. Battle of Roanoke Island February 8. At Roanoke Island till March 11. Moved to Newberne March 11-13. Battle of New Berne March 14. Duty at New Berne till October. Expedition from Newberne October 30-November 12. Action at Rawle's Mills November 2. Foster's expedition to Goldsboro Decem­ber 11-20. Kinston December 14. Whitehall December 16. Goldsboro December 17. Moved from Newberne to Hilton Head, S.C., Ja­nuary 26-29, 1863. Camp at St. Helena Island, S.C. till March 27 and at Seabrook Island, S.C., to July 6. Skirmish Edisto Island June 18. Expedition to James Island July 9-16. Battle of Secessionville July 16. Assault on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C. July 18. Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, and against Fort Sumter and Charlestown, S. C., July 18-September 7. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. Operations against Forts Sumter and Charlestown till October 25. Moved to St. Au­gustine, Fla., October 26, and duty there till April, 1864. Ordered to Gloucester Point, Va., April 20. Butler's operations on south side of the James and against Petersburg and Richmond, Va., May 5-28. Occupation of Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 5. Port Walthall Junction, Chester Station, May 7. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14-16. On Bermuda Hundred front May 17-July 21. Action Bermuda Hundred June 2. Petersburg June 9. Walthal Junction June 16-17. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Demonstration on north side of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28 and August 1. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Duty in trenches before Petersburg August 25-September 27. Mo­vement to north of James September 27-28. Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Darbytown and New Market Roads October 7. Reconnoissance on Darbytown Road October 13. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Johnston's Plantation October 29. Detached for duty at New York City during Presidential election of 1864, November 2-17. Duty in trenches before Richmond No­vember 17, 1864, to March 27, 1865. Movement to Hatcher's Run March 27-28. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Rice's Station April 6. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty at Richmond, Va., and in the Dept. of Va. till August. Mustered out August 15, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 13 Officers and 109 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 155 Enlisted men by disease. Total 282.

 

Literatur:

- **Trumbull, Henry Clay (10th Connecticut): War Memoirs of a Chaplain (Scribner's 1898); 421 pp; Illustrated. Nevins cites this as "A basic source on the labors of Army Chaplains"

 

 

11th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Hartford October 24 to November 14, 1861. Left State for Annapolis, Md., December 16, and duty there till January 6, 1862. Attached to Williams' Brigade, Burnside's Expeditionary Corps, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of North Ca­rolina, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Va., to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Getty's Division, Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Va. and N. C., to October, 1863. United States forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. Va. and N.C., to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. Va. and N.C.,to October, 1864. Provisional Division, Army of the James, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Va., to July, 1865. 1st Independent Brigade, 24th Army Corps to August, 1865. Dept. of Virginia to December, 1865.

 

Service:

Burnside's expedition to Hatteras Inlet and Roanoke Island, N. C., January 7-February 8, 1862. Battle of Roanoke Island February 8. At Roanoke Island till March 11. Moved to Newberne March 11-13. Battle of Newberne March 14. Duty at Newberne till July. Mo­ved to Morehead City July 2, thence to Newport News, Va., July 3-5. Duty there till August 1. Moved to Fredericksburg August 1-6, and duty there till August 31. Moved to Brooks' Station, thence to Washington, D. C., August 31-September 3. Maryland Campaign September-October. Battle of South Mountain September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Duty at Pleasant Valley, Md., till October 27. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 27-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 6-9, thence to Suffolk March 13. Siege of Suffolk April 12-May 4. Edenton Road April 24. Providence Church Road and Nansemond River May 3. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Reconnoissance to the Chickahominy June 9-16. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Expedition from White House to South Anna River July 1-7. Moved to Portsmouth, Va., and duty there till October. Moved to Gloucester Point October 1 and duty there till April, 1864. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Occupati­on of Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 5. Port Walthall Junction, Chester Station, May 7. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 12-16. On Bermuda Hundred front May 17-27. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 27-31. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-18. Siege operati­ons against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine explosion Petersburg July 30, 1864 (Reserve). On Ber­muda Hundred front August 25 to December, and on north side of the James before Richmond till April, 1865. Occupation of Rich­mond April 3. Duty at Richmond and Lynchburg, Va., till December. Mustered out December 21, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 140 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 176 Enlisted men by disease. Total 325.

 

Urkunden/Literatur:

- **Cheney, Frank: Souvenir of Excursion to Antietam and Dedication of Monuments of the 8th, 11th, 14th, and 16th Regiments of Connecticut New London, Conn.: n.p., 1894)

 

 

12th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

s. Col Ledyard *Colburn; Captain John W. *De Forest (Co. I)

 

Overview:

Organized at Hartford November 19 to December 3, 1861. Left State for Ship Island, Miss., February 24, 1862, arriving there March 9. Attached to 1st Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1862. Weitzel's Reserve Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, to February, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to July. 1864, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Divisi­on, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Provisional Division, Army Shenandoah, April 1865. 2nd Brigade, Dwight's Division, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1865. District of Savannah, Dept. of the South, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Ship Island, Miss., till April 15, 1862. Operations against Fort St. Phillip and Jackson, Mississippi River, April 15-28. Occu­pation of New Orleans, La., May 1, the first regiment to land. Duty at Camp Parapet and Carrollton till October. Expedition to Lake Pontchartrain, Pass Manchac and up Tchefuneta and Pearl rivers July 25-August 2. Skirmishes at Madisonville and near Covington July 27. Operations in District of La Fourche October 24-November 6. Occupation of Donaldsonville October 25. Action at Georgia Landing, near Labadieville, October 27. Duty in District of La Fourche till February, 1863. Expedition to Bayou Teche January 13-15. Action with steamer "Cotton" January 14. Moved to Brashear City February and duty there till March. Operations against Port Hudson March 7-27. Pattersonville March 28 (Detachment). Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Port Bisland, near Centreville, April 12-13. Irish Bend April 14. Opelousas April 20. Expedition to Alexandria and Simsport May 5-18. Near Cheyneyville May 18. Movement to Bayou Sara, thence to Port Hudson May 22-25. Siege of Port Hudson May 25-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Operations in Western Louisiana July to Sep­tember, 1863. Sabine Pass (Texas) Expedition September 4-11. Teche Campaign October 3-November 30. Duty at New Iberia till Ja­nuary, 1864. Move to New Orleans and on veteran furlough till May. Duty at Carrollton till July. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., thence to Washington, D. C., July 5-13. Snicker's Gap expedition July 14-23. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August to De­cember. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Win­chester, Newtown and Summit Point till April, 1865. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 21, and duty there till June. Grand Review May 23-24. Moved to Savannah, Ga., June 1-5 and duty there till August. Mustered out August 12, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 65 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 8 Officers and 196 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 273.

 

Battle of Georgia Landing bei Labadieville / Louisiana am 27.10.1862 (vgl. Nosworthy: Bloody Crucible, a.a.O., S. 8).

 

Literatur:

- **De Forest, John W.: A Volunteer Adventures, ed. J. H. Croushore (Yale University Press, 1946; reprinted Archon Books, New York, 1970)

 

 

13th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

s. Col Homer B. *Sprague; Pvt Benjamin *Ames (Co. G, H)

 

Overview:

Organized at New Haven November 25, 1861, to January 7, 1862. Left State for Ship Island, Miss., March 17, 1862, arriving there April 13. Attached to 1st Brigade, Department of the Gulf, to September, 1862. Weitzel's Reserve Brigade, Dept. Gulf, to December, 1862. Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Corps, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Corps, to February, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Corps, Dept. Gulf, to July, 1864, and Army of the Shen­andoah, Middle Military Division, to January, 1865. District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to April, 1865. District of Georgia, Dept. of the South, to April, 1866.

 

Service:

Operations against Forts St. Phillip and Jackson, Mississippi River, April 15-28, 1862. Occupation of New Orleans, La., May 1. Duty at Camp Parapet and Carrollton till October. Expedition to Pass Manchac and Ponchatoula September 13-15 (Detachment). Poncha­toula September 14-15. Operations in District of La Fourche October 24-November 6. Occupation of Donaldsonville October 25. Ac­tion at Georgia Landing, near Labadieville, October 27. Thibodeauxville October 28. Duty at Thibodeauxville till December 27. Mo­ved to Baton Rouge December 27, and duty there till March, 1868. Operations against Port Hudson March 7-27. Moved to Donald­sonville March 28. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Porter's and McWilllams' Planta­tions at Indian Bend, April 13. Irish Bend April 14. Bayou Vermillion April 17. Expedition to Alexandria and Simsport May 5-18. Expedition from Barre's Landing toward Brashear City May 21-26. Siege of Port Hudson May 26-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Brashear City June 21 (Detachment). Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Moved to Donaldsonville July 11, thence to Thibodeauxville and duty there till March, 1864. Red River Campaign March 25-May 22. Monett's Bluff, Cane River Cros­sing April 28. Construction of dam at Alexandria April 30-May 10. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Duty at Mor­ganza till July 3. Veterans on furlough July and August. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Battle of Ope­quan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown and Win­chester till January, 1865. Moved to Savannah, Ga., January 5-22, and duty there till March 8. At Morehead City and New Berne, N. C., till May. Duty at Savannah, Augusta, Athens, Gainesville and District of Allatoona, Ga., till April, 1866. Mustered out at Fort Pu­laski, Ga., April 25, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 42 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 157 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 204.

 

Battle of Georgia Landing bei Labadieville / Louisiana am 27.10.1862 (vgl. Nosworthy: Bloody Crucible, a.a.O., S. 11).

 

Literatur:

- **Sprague, Homer B. (13th Connecticut Vols): "Lights and Shadows in Confederate Prisons: A Personal Experience 1864-5" (Put­nam's, New York 1915); 163 pp; Index. An account of prison life at Libby, Danville and Salisburg Prisons by a Colonel of the 13th Connecticut

 

 

14th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

s. Sgt Benjamin *Hirst, Sergeant William H. *Wade

 

Overview:

Organized at Hartford August 23, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., August 25. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to May, 1865.

 

Service:

Camp at Arlington, Va., till September 7, 1862. Moved to Rockville, Md., September 7-8. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 22 and duty there till October 30. Reconnoissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Ad­vance up Loudon Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Duty at Falmouth till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-4. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe campaign October 9-22. Action at Bristoe Station October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign No­vember 26-December 2. At Stevensburg, Va., till April, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapi­dan to the James May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, Spottsylvania C. H., May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration on north side of the James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run October 27-28. Dabney's Mill February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Crow's House March 31. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Courthouse April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville till May 2. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 2-15. Grand review May 23. Old mem­bers mustered out May 21, 1865. Veterans and recruits transferred to 2nd Conn. Heavy Artillery May 30, 1865


Regiment lost during service 17 Officers and 188 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 191 Enlisted men by disease. Total 397.

 

Literatur:

- **Cheney, Frank: Souvenir of Excursion to Antietam and Dedication of Monuments of the 8th, 11th, 14th, and 16th Regiments of Connecticut New London, Conn.: n.p., 1894)

- **Hirst, Benjamin (14th Connecticut): The Boys from Rockville: Civil War Narratives of Sgt. Benjamin Hirst, Company "D", 14th Connecticut Volunteers (Univ Tennessee Press); 256 pp, Illustrated; Photos; Maps; Notes; Biblio; Index. Edited by Robert L. Bee. In less than a month after forming, the 14th Connecticut fought at Bloody Lane at Antietam and went on to fight in all the major battles of the war, capturing more enemy flags and suffering more losses than any other Connecticut Regiment.

- **Page, Charles: History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (Meriden, Conn., 1906)

 

 

15th Connecticut Infantry Regiment:

 

Overview:

Organized at New Haven August 25, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., August 28. Attached to Casey's Provisional Brigade, Military District of Washington, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, Casey's Division, Military District Washington to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, De­partment of Virginia, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Getty's Division, Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1864. District of the Albemarle, N. C., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to February, 1864. Defences of Newberne, N.C., Dept. Vir­ginia and North Carolina, to January, 1865. Sub-district of Newberne, Dept. of North Carolina, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Di­vision, District of Beaufort, N.C., Dept. North Carolina, March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Beaufort and District of Newberne, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C. till September 17, 1862. At Arlington Heights, Va., till November 3. At Fairfax Seminary, Va., till December 1. March to Fredericksburg, Va., December 1-6. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Burnside's 2nd Cam­paign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1865. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 6-9, thence to Suffolk March 13. Siege of Suffolk April 12-May 4. Edenton Road April 24. Providence Church Road, Nansemond River, May 3. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Reconnoissance to the Chickahominy June 9-17. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Expedition from White House to South Anna River July 1-7. Moved to Portsmouth, Va., and duty there till January, 1864. (Five companies moved to South Mills Sep­tember 20, 1863.) Skirmish Harrellsville January 20, 1864 (Detachment). Moved to New Berne, N.C., January 21, 1864, thence to Plymouth, N. C., January 24. Expedition up Roanoke River January 29 (Detachment). Windsor January 30 (Detachment). Moved to New Berne February 3 and duty there till March, 1865. Expedition to near Kinston June 20-23, 1864. Southwest Creek June 22. Batt­le of Wise's Fork March 8-10, 1865. Occupation of Kinston March 14. Provost duty at Kinston and at New Berne till June. Mustered out June 27, 1865. Discharged at New Haven July 12, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 34 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 142 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 185.

 

 

16th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

s. LtCol Frank W. *Cheney (Co. F&S); Sergeant Major Robert H. *Kellogg (Co. A)

 

Overview:

Aufgestellt im Hartford County / Connecticut; Musterung und Indienststellung at New Haven August 25, 1862. Left State for Wa­shington, D.C., August 28. Attached to Casey's Provisional Brigade, Military District of Washington, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, Casey's Division, Military District Washington to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Poto­mac, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Department of Virginia, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Getty's Divisi­on, Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1864. District of the Albemarle, N. C., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to February, 1864. Defenses of Newberne, N. C., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1865. Sub-district of Newberne, Dept. of North Carolina, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. North Carolina, March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Beaufort and District of Newberne, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until September 17, 1862. At Arlington Heights, Va., November 3. At Fairfax Seminary, Va., December 1. March to Fredericksburg, Va., December 1-6. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March"; January 20-24, 1865. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 6-9, thence to Suffolk March 13. Siege of Suffolk April 12-May 4. Edenton Road April 24. Providence Church Road, Nansemond River, May 3. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Recon­naissance to the Chickahominy June 9-17. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Expedition from White House to South Anna River July 1-7. Moved to Portsmouth, Va., and duty there January, 1864. (Five companies moved to South Mills September 20, 1863.) Skir­mish Harrellsville January 20, 1864 (Detachment). Moved to New Berne, N. C., January 21, 1864, thence to Plymouth, N. C., Janua­ry 24. Expedition up Roanoke River January 29 (Detachment). Windsor January 30 (Detachment). Moved to New Berne Fe­bruary 3 and duty there March, 1865. Expedition to near Kinston June 20-23, 1864. Southwest Creek June 22. Battle of Wise's Forks March 8-10, 1865. Occupation of Kinston March 14. Provost duty at Kinston and at New Berne June. Mustered out June 27, 1865. Discharged at New Haven July 12, 1865.

 

Regimentsstärke am 24.8.1862: 1010 Mann

 

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 34 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 142 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 185.

 

Literatur:

- **Blakeslee, Bernard F. History of the Sixteenth Connecticut Volunteers. Hartford, Connecticut: Case, Lockwood, and Brainard, 1875

- **Cheney, Frank: Souvenir of Excursion to Antietam and Dedication of Monuments of the 8th, 11th, 14th, and 16th Regiments of Connecticut New London, Conn.: n.p., 1894)

- **Gordon, Lesley J.: „All Who Went into That Battles Were Heroes“; in: Gallagher (ed.): Antietam Campaign, a.a.O., S. 169-191

- Holmes, Scott: History of the 16th Connecticut Regiment, Volunteer Infantry; Bibliothek Ref MilAmerik9 +++überprüfen+++

- **Kellog, Robert (16th Connecticut Infantry): Life and Death in Rebel Prisons. Giving a complete history of the inhuman and barba­rous treatment of our brave soldiers by rebel authorities, inflicting terrible suffering and frightful mortality, principally at Anderson­ville, GA., Florence, SC., describing plans of escape, arrival of prisoners, with numerous and varied incidents and anecdotes of pri­son life (Stebbins, Hartford 1865)

 

 

17th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

s. LtCol Henry *Allen (Co. F&S); Major Allen G. *Brady (Co. F&S, zuvor Captain Co.B); Lt/Adjutant Henry Whitney *Chatfield (Co. F&S); Corporal John F. *Lewis (Co. D); Pvt Justus M *Silliman (Co. H)

 

eines der besten US-Regimenter (vgl. Hamlin: Battle of Chancellorsville, a.a.O. S.38).

 

Overview:

Organized at Bridgeport August 28, 1862. Left State for Baltimore, Md., September 3. Attached to Defences of Baltimore, Md., 8th Corps, Middle Dept., to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1863. 2nd Bri­gade, Gordon's Division, South End Folly Island, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. South, to February, 1864. 1st Brigade, Ames' Division, District of Florida, Dept. South, to April, 1864. District of Florida, Dept. South, to October, 1864. 4th Separate Brigade, District Flo­rida, Dept. South, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Fort Marshall, Defences of Baltimore, till October, 1862. At Tennallytown, building Fort Kearney, October 15-November 3. March to Thoroughfare Gap and Chantilly November 3-12. Duty at Brook's Station, Va., December, 1862, to April, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Cam­paign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Hagerstown, Md., July 11-13. Moved to Folly Island, S.C., August 1-12. Siege operations on Morris Island, S.C., against Forts Wagner and Gregg, and against Fort Sumter and Charleston August 15-September 7. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. Moved to Folly Island, S. C., and duty there, operating against Charleston, S.C., till February, 1864. Expedition to John's and James Islands February 6-14. Ordered to Jacksonville, Fla., February 22, and duty there till April 15. Moved to St. Augustine, Fla., April 15-17, and duty there till June, 1865. Action at Welaka May 19, 1864 (Detachment). Expedition to Camp Milton May 31-June 3. Action at Milton June 2. Whitesville July 24. Companies "A," "C," "I" and "K" at Picola­ta, St. Johns River, July 18, 1864, to February, 1865. Companies "A," "E," "F," and "H" moved to Jacksonville July 22, 1864, and participated in Expedition to Baldwin July 23-28. Expedition to Enterprise September 28, 1864. Companies "C," "F" and "H" at Lake City, Fla., and "G" and "I" at Tallahatchie May and June, 1865. Regiment moved from St. Augustine to Jacksonville June 9, and duty there till July 7. Mustered out July 19, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 48 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 74 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 128.

 

 

18th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

s. Col William G. *Ely (Co. F&S)

 

Overview:

Organized at Norwich August 22, 1862. Left State for Baltimore, Md., August 22. Attached to Defences of Baltimore, Md., 8th Corps, Middle Dept., to January, 1863. 2nd Separate Brigade, 8th Corps, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 8th Army Corps, to June, 1863. Unattached, Scammon's Division, Dept. West Virginia, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, West Vir­ginia, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, West Virginia, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, West Virginia, to October, 1864. New Haven, Conn., to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, West Virginia, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, West Virginia, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Forts McHenry and Marshall, Defences of Baltimore, till May, 1863. Moved to Winchester, Va., and joined Milroy's Com­mand May 22. Battle of Winchester June 13-15. Mostly captured June 15. Paroled July 2 and exchanged October 1, 1863. Moved to Martinsburg, Va., to join those not captured. Provost duty at Hagerstown, Md., till September 30, and at Martinsburg till March, 1864. At Bolivar Heights March 7-28. Reconnoissance toward Snicker's Gap March 16-18. On furlough March 28-April 9. Sigel's Expedition from Martinsburg to New Market April 29-May 17. Battle of New Market May 15. Hunter's Expedition to Lynchburg May 26-July 1. Advance on Staunton May 26-June 5. Action at Piedmont, Mount Crawford, June 5. Occupation of Staunton June 6. Lynchburg June 17-18. Moved to Camp Piatt, thence to Parkersburg, Cumberland, Md., Martinsburg, Harper's Ferry and Snicker's Ford July 1-18. Snicker's Ferry July 18. Battle of Kernstown, Winchester, July 24. Martinsburg July 25. At Charlestown, W.Va., till October, and at Martinsburg October 1-29. Moved to New Haven, Conn., and duty at Conscript Camp till November 11. Moved to Martinsburg, W. Va., November 11-13, thence to Halltown November 23, and duty there till March, 1865, and at Martinsburg till June. Mustered out at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., June 27, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 67 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 80 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 152.

 

Literatur:

- **Walker, William C. History of the 18th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers in the War for the Union. Norwich, Connecticut: no publis­her given, 1885.

 

 

19th Connecticut Infantry Regiment:

 

Overview:

The 19th Connecticut Infantry was organized beginning July 25, 1862 and continued through September 9, 1862 at Litch­field, Connecticut under the command of Colonel L. W. Wessells. The regiment was attached to Slough's Brigade, District of Alexandria, Defenses of Washington, to January 1863. Tyler's Command, District of Alexandria, Military District of Washington, and XXII Corps, Department of Washington, to April 1863. 2nd Brigade, De­Russy's Division, XXII Corps, to November 1863. Left Connecticut for Washington, D.C., September 15. Guard and patrol duty at Alexandria, Virginia, January 12, 1863. Garrison duty at Fort Worth, May 1863. At redoubts near Fort Lyon, November 1863. Companies B, F, and G served at Fort Ellsworth.

 

The 19th Connecticut Infantry ceased to exist on November 23, 1863 when it was redesignated as the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery.

 

 

20th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

s. Col Samuel *Ross; LtCol/Major Philo P. *Buckingham (Co. F&S); Pvt Horace G. *Tarr

 

Das Regiment gehörte seit 16.4.1864 zu Coburn’s Brigade (vgl. Welcher / Ligget: Coburn's Brigade, a.a.O., S. 159).

 

Overview:

Organized at New Haven September 8, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 11. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to Octo­ber, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington till September 29, 1862. Moved to Frederick, Md., September 29, thence to Sandy Hook Octo­ber 2. March to Fredericksburg, Va., December 10. Duty at Fairfax Station, Va., December 14, 1862, to January 19, 1863. Moved to Stafford C.H. January 19-23, and duty there till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Near Raccoon Ford till September 24. Moved to Brandy Station, thence to Bealeton and to Stevenson, Ala., September 24-October 3. Guard duty along Nashville & Chattanooga R. R. till April, 1864. Action at Tracy City, Tenn., January 20, 1864 (Co. "B"). Atlanta Ga. Campaign May to September. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Boyd's Trail May 10. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19. Guard Ordnance Trains May 24-June 13, and provost duty at Ackworth, Ga., till July 8. At Marietta till July 16. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochee River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. At Hardee's Plantation January 4-16, 1865. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April. Lawtonville, S.C., February 2. Reconnoissance to Silver Run Creek, N.C., March 14. Averysboro or Taylor's Hole Creek March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Golds­boro March 24, and of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C. via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Camp near Fort Lincoln till June 13. Mustered out June 13, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 85 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 168.

 

Literatur:

- **Storrs, John W.: The Twentieth Connecticut, A Regimental History (Ansonia, Conn., 1886)

- **Tarr, Horace G.: Letter, 1863. Union soldier of Battalion the 20th Connecticut Volunteers. Letter, May 4, 1863, giving a detailed eye-witness account of the Battle of Chancellorsville. (Virginia Tech, Univ. Libraries, Special Collections: Civil War guide. Manus­cript Sources for Civil War Research in the Special Collections Department of the Virginia Tech Libraries Ms 87-028).

 

 

21st Connecticut Infantry Regiment:

 

Overview:

Organized at Norwich September 5, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 11. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, to AprIl, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Getty's Division, Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to October, 1863. Heckman's Command, Newport News, Va., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to February, 1864. Defences of Newberne, N.C., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to March, 1864. Sub-District of the Pamlico, N.C., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Arlington Heights, Va., Defences of Washington, D.C., till November, 1862. March to Falmouth, Va., November 7-19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 6-9, thence to Suffolk, Va., March 13. Siege of Suffolk April 12-May 4. Chuckatuck and Reed's Ferry, Nansemond Ri­ver, May 3. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Reconnoissance to Chickahominy June 9-16. Moved to Portsmouth, Va., June 16. Provost and guard duty at Portsmouth and Norfolk till November 10. Moved to Newport News November 10, and duty there till February, 1864. Expedition up James River to Fort Powhatan January 24-25. Smithfield February 1. Moved to Morehead City, N. C., February thence to Newberne February 12, and duty there, at Plymouth and at Washington, N. C., till April. Near Blount's Creek April 5. Mo­ved to Portsmouth, Va., April 28. Butler's operations on South Side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 10-28. Swift Creek, or Arrowfield Church, May 10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14-16. At Bermuda Hundred May 17-27. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 27-31. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Hare's Hill June 24-28, 1864. In trenches at Bermuda Hundred August 25-September 27, 1864. Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Fair Oaks October 27-28. Duty in trenches before Richmond till March, 1865. Expedition to Fredericksburg March 5-8, and up the Potomac River March 11-13. Moved to White House March 13-18, thence to Signal Hill, before Richmond, March 24-26. Occu­pation of Richmond April 3. Moved to Columbia April 28, and duty there till June. Mustered out June 16, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 55 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 114 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 175.

 

 

22nd Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

s. Pvt Amaziah B. *Ames (Co. E)

 

Overview:

Organized at Hartford and mustered in September 20, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 2. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, Military District of Washington, and 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to May. 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863.

 

Service:

Picket duty at Langley's, Va., on Washington and Leesburg Turnpike, Defences of Washington, D.C. till October 22, 1862. At Miner's Hill till February 12, 1863. Expedition to intercept Stuart's Cavalry December 20-30, 1862. Fatigue duty, building Fords Craig, Mc­Dowell and McClellan, Defences of Washington, till April 14, 1863. Moved to Suffolk, Va., April 14-16. Siege of Suffolk April 16-May 4. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Moved to West Point, York River, Va., May 5, and duty there till June 9. Reconnoissance to the Chickahominy June 9-10. Left Yorktown for home June 26. Mustered out July 7, 1863.


Regiment lost during service 20 Enlisted disease.

 

 

23rd Connecticut Infantry Regiment:

 

Overview:

Organized at New Haven November 14, 1862. Left State for East New York November 17, thence sailed for Ship Island, Miss., and New Orleans, La., November 29, arriving there December 17. (Part of Regiment did not reach New Orleans until January 16, 1863, having been stranded on Bahama Islands.) Attached to Defences of New Orleans and District of La Fourche, Dept. of the Gulf.

 

Service:

Duty at Camp Parapet, Defences of New Orleans, till January 11, 1863. Moved to Algiers January 11, thence to Berwick Bay. Provost duty at Brashear City till February 9. Duty along Opelousas R.R. from Berwick Bay to Jefferson, Headquarters at La Forche, till June, at following points: Company "D" at Jefferson, Company "G" at St. Charles, Company "F" at Boutte Station, Copmpany "C" at Bayou des Allemands, Company "H" at Raceland, Company "B" at LaFourche till April, then at Napoleonville, Terre Bonne; Compa­ny "K" at Tigersville, Company "A" at Bayou Boeuf till March 1, thence moved to Bayou des Allemands and to Labadieville April 1; Company "E" at Bayou Romans till March 1. Duty at these points till June. Company "A" moved to Bayou Boeuf June 16, and Com­panies "B" and "E" to La Fourche. Other Companies to Brashear City. Action at Berwick June 1 (Cos. "C," "I," "G" and "K"). Re­giment moved to La Fourche Crossing June 16. Action at La Fourche Crossing June 20-21. Bayou Boeuf June 22-23. Brashear City June 23. Companes "A," "C" and "H" captured June 23; paroled June 26. Regiment on guard duty in lowlands of Louisiana till Au­gust. Mustered out August 31, 1863.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 46 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 59.

 

 

24th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

s. Corporal Patrick H. *Brady (Co. H)

 

Overview:

Organized at Middletown and mustered in November 18, 1862. Left State for East New York November 18, thence sailed for New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., November 29, arriving there December 17. Attached to Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to Janua­ry, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863. Defences of New Orleans to August, 1863.

 

Service:

Duty at Baton Rouge till March, 1863. Operations against Port Hudson March 7-27. Moved to Donaldsonville March 28. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Irish Bend April 14. Bayou Vermillion April 17. Expedition to Alexandria and Simsport May 5-18. Destruction of Salt Works, near New Iberia, May 18. Moved to Bayou Sara, thence to Port Hud­son, May 22-25. Siege of Port Hudson May 25-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Ordered to Plaquemine District July 11, and duty there till September. Mustered out September 30, 1863.


Regiment lost during service 16 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 57 Enlisted men by disease. Total, 75.

 

 

25th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

s. Sgt-Major William Edgar *Simonds

 

Medal of Honor: Sgt-Major William Edgar *Simonds

 

Overview:

Organized at Hartford and mustered in November 11, 1862. Left State for East New York November 14, thence sailed for New Or­leans and Baton Rouge, La., November 29, arriving there December 17. Attached to Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to August, 1863.

 

Service:

Duty at Baton Rouge till March, 1863. Operations against Port Hudson March 7-27. Moved to Donaldsonville March 28. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Porter's and McWilliams' Plantation at Indian Bend April 13. Irish Bend April 14. Bayou Vermillion April 17. Expedition to Alexandria and Simsport May 5-18. Moved to Bayou Sara, thence to Port Hudson May 22-25. Siege of Port Hudson May 25-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Moved to Donaldsonville July 11. Duty in Plaquemine District till August. Mustered out August 26, 1863.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 26 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 61 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 94.

 

 

26th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Norwich November 10, 1862. Left State for East New York November 12, thence sailed for Ship Island and New Or­leans, La., November 29, arriving December 16. Attached to Sherman's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1863.

 

Service:

Duty at Camp Parapet till May, 1863. Moved to Springfield Landing May 20. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Mustered out August 17, 1863.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 51 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 89 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 145.

 

 

27th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

s. Pvt Mathews *Baumer (Co. K); Pvt. Joseph A. *Rogers (Co. H)

 

Overview:

Organized at New Haven October, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 22. Attached to Military District of Washington to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1863.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington, till November 7, 1862. Advance to Falmouth, November 7-19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Mustered out July 27, 1863.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 42 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 22 Enlisted men by disease. Total 68.

 

 

28th Regiment Connecticut Infantry:

s. Pvt Eben P. *Wolcott

 

Overview:

Organized at New Haven November 15, 1862. Left State for East New York November 17. Sailed for Ship Island, Miss., and New Orleans, La., December 3, arriving December 17. Duty at Camp Parapet, Carrollton, La., till February, and at Fort Barrancas, Fla., till May. Moved to Brashear City, La., May 10-12, thence to Port Hudson, La., May 23-26. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Corps, to August, 1863.

 

Service:

Siege of Port Hudson, La., May 26-July 9, 1863. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Duty at Port Hudson till August 7. Mustered out August 28, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 14 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 94 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 113.

 

Literatur:

- **Wolcott, Eben P.: Correspondence, 1862-63. Soldier in the 28th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, Company E. Correspondence consists of thirty-eight letters to Wolcott in Pensacola, Florida, and New Orleans, Louisiana, from his family in Lakeville, Connecti­cut. Includes information about the Battle of Fredericksburg (December 1862), the death of Stonewall Jackson (May 1863), and the inflation caused by the war. (Virginia Tech, Univ. Libraries, Special Collections: Civil War guide. Manuscript Sources for Civil War Research in the Special Collections Department of the Virginia Tech Libraries Ms 89-033).

 

 

29th Connecticut Infantry Regiment (Colored):

s. Colored Troops

 

 

 

 

c. Cavalry:

 

1st Regiment, Connecticut Cavalry:

 

Overview:

Organized at West Meriden as a battalion November 2, 1861. Moved to Wheeling, W. Va., February 20-24, 1862, and duty there till March 27. Attached to R.R. District, Mountain Department, to April, 1862. Schenck's Brigade, Mountain Department, to June, 1862. Cavalry Brigade, 1st Army Corps, Army of Va., to September, 1862. Cavalry Brigade, 11th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to January, 1863. Defences of Baltimore, Md. 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept., to July, 1863. Maryland Heights Division, Dept. of West Va., to October, 1863. Cavalry Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. West. Va. to January, 1864. Cavalry Reserve, 8th Army Corps, defences of Balti­more to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to June, 1865. Cavalry Division, Dept. of Washington to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Operations against guerrillas in Hardy County, W. Va., till May, 1862. Action at Moorefield, Va., April 3. March to relief of Milroy May 2-7. McDowell May 8. Franklin May 10-12. Strasburg May 24. Wosdensville May 28. Raid to Shaver River May 30. Strasburg June 1. New Market June 5. Harrisonburg June 7. Cross Keys June 8. Port Republic June 9. Movement down the valley to Madison C. H. June 10-July 28. Scout from Strasburg June 22-30 (Co."B") Scouting in vicinity of Madison C. H. till August. Pope's campaign in Northern Va. Aug. 16-Sept. 2. Provost duty during the Bull Run battles Aug. 27-30. Duty at Tennallytown, Fairfax C. H., Kalorama Heights and Hall's Farm till December. March to Fredericksburg, Va., and duty at Stafford C. H. till January, 1863. Kelly's Ford De­cember 20-22, 1862. Moved to Baltimore, Md., and duty there, organizing as a regiment till March, 1864 (Cos. "A," "B," "C," "D" and "E"). Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., July 5, 1863, and duty in that vicinity till January, 1864. Skirmish at Waterford Aug. 8, 1863 (Detachment). Berryville October 18. Expedition from Charlestown to New Market November 15-18. Operations in Hampshi­re and Hardy Counties, W. Va., January 27-February 7, 1864. Moorefield, February 4, 1864 (Detachment). Regimental organization completed at Baltimore January, 1864, and duty there till March. Moved to Annapolis Junction March 8, thence to Brandy Station, Va., March 15. Joined brigade March 15. Rappahannock April 1. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Craig's Meeting House May 5. Tod­d's Tavern May 5-6. Alsop's farm, Spottsylvania, May 8. Sheridan's raid to James River May 9-24. North Anna River May 9-10. Ground Squirrel Bridge and Yellow Tavern May 11. Brook Church or fortifications of Richmond May 12. Strawberry Hill May 12. Demonstration on Little River May 26. Line of the Totopotomoy May 28-31. Mechump's Creek and Hanover C. H. May 31. Ashland June 1. Totopotomoy and Gaines' Mills June 2. Haw's Shop June 3. Cold Harbor June 3-12. Bethesda Church June 11. Long Bridge June 12. St. Mary's Church June 15. Cold Harbor June 18. Wilson's raid on south side and Danville R. R. June 20-30. Black and Whi­te Station and Nottaway C. H. June 23. Staunton Bridge or Roanoke Station June 25. Sappony Church or Stony Creek June 28-29. Ream's Station June 29. Siege of Petersburg till August. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Winchester August 17. Abraham's Creek September 13. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Near Cedarville September 20. Front Royal Pike September 21. Milford September 22. Tom's Brook, "Woodstock Races," October 8-9. Battle of Cedar Creek October 10. Cedar Creek October 13. Cedar Run Church October 17. Newtown, Cedar Creek, November 12. Rude's Hill, near Mt. Jackson, No­vember 22. Raid to Lacy Springs December 19-22. Lacy Springs December 21. Expedition from Winchester to Moorefield, W. Va., February 4-6, 1865. Sheridan's Raid February 27-March 25. Occupation of Staunton March 2. Waynesboro March 2. Charlottesville March 3. Ashland March 15. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie C. H. March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Namozine Church April 3. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Station April 8. Appomattox C. H., April 9. Sur­render of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 23-29. Moved to Washington, D. C., May. Grand review May 23. Provost duty at Washington till August. Mustered out August 2, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 36 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 4 Officers and 149 Enlisted men by disease. Total 193.

 

 

 

 

d. Artillery:

 

1st Regiment Connecticut Heavy Artillery:

s. Col Robert Ogden *Tyler; Col Henry Larcom *Abbott; Major Elisha F. *Kellog; 2ndLt Andrew *Knox (Co. B,I,M)

 

Overview:

Organized at Washington, D. C., from 4th Conn. Infantry, January 2, 1862. Attached to Military District of Washington to April, 1862. Siege artillery, Army Potomac, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to July, 1862. Siege artillery, Army Potomac, to August, 1862. Artillery defences Alexandria Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. Artillery defences of Alexandria, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, defences south of the Potomac, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Corps, to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 4th Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. (Cos. "B" and "M" attached to Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, October, 1862, to January, 1864.) Point of Rocks, Va., Dept., of Virginia and North Carolina to June, 1864. Siege artillery, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina in the field, and siege artillery, Army Potomac, to May, 1865. Siege artillery, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1865. 4th Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to August, 1865. 3rd Brigade, Dept. of Washington, to September, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Fort Richardson, defences of Washington, D. C., till April, 1862. Ordered to the Peninsula, Va., in charge of siege train Army Potomac, April 2. Siege of Yorktown April 12-May 4. Battle of Hanover C. H. May 27. Operations about Hanover May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Gaines' Mill June 27. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 15. Moved to Alexandria, Va., August 16-27. Duty in the defences of Washington, D. C., till May, 1864, as garrison at Fort Richardson. Cos. "B" and "M" detached with Army Potomac, participating in battle of Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 12-15. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Stafford Heights June 12. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Bristoe Campaign Octo­ber 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Brandy Station November 8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-De­cember 2. Rejoined regiment in defences of Washington January, 1864. Regiment ordered to Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 13, 1864. Engaged in fatigue duty and as garrison for batteries and forts on the Bermuda front and lines before Petersburg during siege operati­ons against Petersburg and Richmond, May, 1864, to April, 1865. Occupy Fort Converse, Redoubt Dutton, Batteries Spofford, Ander­son, Pruyn and Perry on the Bermuda front, and Forts Rice, Morton, Sedgewick and McGilvrey, and Batteries 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, Burpee, Drake and Sawyer, on the Petersburg front, and at Dutch Gap, north of the James River. Assaults on Fort Dutton June 2 and 21, 1864 (Co. "L"). Attacks on the lines May 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 27, 30, 31, June 1, 2, 5, 9, 18, 20 and 23. Mine explosion July 30, August 25, November 17, 18 and 28, 1864. Repulse of rebel fleet at Fort Brady on James River January 23-24, 1865. Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 3-15, 1865 (Cos. "B," "G," "L"). Capture of Fort Fisher January 15 (Cos. "B," "G," "L"). Assaults on and fall of Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865. Duty in the Dept. of Va. till July 11. Moved to Washington, D.C. and duty in the defences of that city till September. Mustered out September 25, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 49 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 172 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 227.


Predecessor unit:

CONNECTICUT VOLUNTEERS 4th REGIMENT INFANTRY:

Organized at Hartford May 21, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., June 10. Attached to Abercrombie's 6th Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of Pennsylvania. to August, 1861. 2nd Brigade, Banks' Division, Army Potomac, to December, 1861. Dcfences of Washington to January, 1862.

 

Service:

Duty at Chambersburg, Pa., and at Hagerstown. Md., till July 4, l861, and at Williamsport till August 16. At Frederick, Md., till Sep­tember 5. Moved to Darnestown September 5, thence to Fort Richardson. Defences of Washington, D. C., and duty there till January, 1862. Designation of regiment changed to 1st Conn. Heavy Artillery January 2, 1862. (see 1st Heavy Artillery.)

 

Col Robert O. *Tyler; bei der Belagerung von Yorktown während der Peninsular Campaign 1862 bei *Farinholt House eingesetzt (vgl. Newton: Johnston and the Defense of Richmond, a.a.O., S. 130).

 

Photo:

- 30-pdr Parrot bei Milhollen: Divided We Fought, a.a.O., S. 29 und 100-pdr vor Yorktown bei Thomas: Cannons, a.a.O., S. 53

- 1st Connecticut Artillery Gun Crews Drilling at Fort Richardson - Defenses of Washington, Arlington VA (vgl. civil-war.net)

- Battery of Parrott Guns Manned by Company C, 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery - Fort Brady, VA, 1864 (vgl. civil-war.net)

- Three Officers of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, Company C  - Fort Brady, VA, 1864 (vgl. civil-war.net)

- Davis / Wiley: Photographic History of the Civil War, vol I, a.a.O., S. 146

- Milhollen: Divided We Fought, a.a.O., S. 29

- Thomas: Cannons, a.a.O., S. 53

 

 

1st Light Battery Connecticut Artillery:

 

Literatur:

- **Beecher, Herbert W.: History of the First Light Battery Connecticut Volunteers, 1861-1865 (New York, 1901)

 

 

2nd Independent Battery, Connecticut Light Artillery:

s. Pvt Frederick *Blackman

 

Overview:

Organized at Bridgeport September 10, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 15. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Casey's Divisi­on, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Casey's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to April, 1863. Artillery Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Corps, to June, 1863. 2nd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve Army Potomac to August, 1863. Artillery Dept. of the East to October, 1863. Camp Barry, Washington, D. C., 22nd Corps, to February, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Artillery 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, June, 1864. De­fences of New Orleans, Dept. Gulf, to August, 1864. Unattached artillery 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to December, 1864. Artillery Reserve Corps Military Division West Mississippi to February, 1865. Artillery 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, February, 1865. Artillery 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, D. C., till January, 1863, and near Wolf Run Shoals, Va., to June, 1863. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-4. Moved to Washington, D.C., and duty there till August 15. Moved to New York City August 15 and duty there and at various points in New York State till October 12. Moved to Washington October 12 and duty there till January, 1864. Moved to New Orleans, La., thence to Brashear City and duty there till June 17. At Algiers till July 31. Expedition to Mobile Bay July 31-September 8. Operations against Fort Gaines August 2-8 and against Fort Morgan August 9-23. Duty at Fort Gaines till Sep­tember 8. Moved to Algiers September 8, thence to New Orleans September 19, and duty there till November 13. Moved to mouth of White River, Ark., November 13 and duty there till February, 1865. Moved to Kennerville, La., thence to Barrancas, Fla. Expedition to Fort Blakely, Mobile Bay, March 11-April 1. Occupation of Canoe Station March 27. Siege of Fort Blakely April 1-9. Assault on and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Duty at Mobile and Selma, Ala., till July. Moved to New Or­leans, thence to New Haven, Conn., arriving there July 31. Mustered out August 9, 1865.


Battery lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 19 Enlisted men by disease. Total 21.

 

 

3rd Independent Battery, Connecticut Light Artillery:

 

Overview:

Organized at New Haven August to October, 1864. Moved to City Point, Va., November 16-19, 1864. Attached to defences of City Point, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1864. Siege artillery Army of the James and Army of the Potomac to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the defences of City Point, Va. Occupying redoubts 2, 5, 7 and 8 till June, 1865. Repulse of attack on City Point by rebel ironclads January 24-25. Mustered out June 23, 1865.

Battery lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and 1 Enlisted man by disease. Total 5.

 

 

2nd Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery:

s. Dudley L. *Vaill

 

Overview:

Organized at Washington, D. C., from 19th Conn. Infantry, November 23, 1863. Attached to 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to February, 1864. 4th Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Briga­de, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, and Army Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, De­Russy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Garrison duty at Forts Worth, Williams and Ellsworth, defences of Washington, D. C. South of the Potomac till May, 1864. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field May 17. Moved to Spottsylvania C. H. May 17-19. Spottsylvania C. H. May 19-21. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Hanover C. H. May 29. Cold Harbor May 31-June 12. Before Petersburg June 18-July 10. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 10-12. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 12. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Battle of Opequan, Winches­ter, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. New Market September 23-24. Woodstock September 25. Battle of Cedar Creek Octo­ber 19. Duty at Winchester and in the valley till December. Moved to Petersburg, Va., December 1-5. Siege of Petersburg December 5, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run Feb. 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Farmville and Burkesville till April 23. March to Danville April 23-27 and duty there till May 24. March to Richmond, thence to Washington, D. C., May 24-June 3. Corps review June 8. Duty at Washington till August. Mustered out August 18, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 242 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 171 Enlisted men by disease. Total 427. 


Predecessor unit: 

CONNECTICUT VOLUNTEERS 19th REGIMENT INFANTRY:

Organized at Litchfield July 25 to September 9, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 15. Attached to Slough's Brigade, District of Alexandria, Defences of Washington, to January, 1863. Tyler's Command, Artillery, District of Alexandria, Military Dis­trict of Washington, and 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to November, 1863. 


Service:

Guard and patrol duty at Alexandria, Va., till January 12, 1863. Garrison duty at Fort Worth till May, and at redoubts near Fort Lyon till November. (Cos. "B," "F," and "G" at Fort Ellsworth.) Designation of Regiment changed to 2nd Connecticut Heavy Ar­tillery November 23, 1863. (See 2nd Heavy Artillery.)

 

 

Literatur:

- **Vaill, Dudley L.: The Country Regiment: A Sketch of the Second Regiment of Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery, originally the Nineteenth Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War (Litchfield 1908); 108 pp; Photos - Organized in 1863 from the 19th Infantry, this unit served in Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Washington, Winchester, New Market, Cedar Creek and Appomattox

 

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