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"The Military and Civil History of Connecticut During the Recent War of 1861-65," by Ledyard Bill. Originally published in 1868 by W.A. Croffut and John M. Morris, New York, NY. "This book contain many illustrations of Connecticut men and is a good history of the war through the eyes of the Connecticut regiments that participated in the battles. It has a comprehensive index in the back of each Connecticut regiments actions." Thanks to Glenn StevensGHS1957@aol.com for providing this info. to my for use on my website. A copy for your personal collection may prove hard to find.

"Record of Service of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations, Infantry, Calvary, and Artillery in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion." Originally published in 1889, at Hartford, Connecticut, under the direction of the Adjutant-General, this massive 936 page book contains the complete rosters of all Connecticut units. This scare book, if located, could cost around $ 200.00. Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, this 1,071 page reprint costs $ 98.00

"Civil War Volunteer Sons of Connecticut" $34.95 Retail Price, Softcover . ISBN 0-9709888-7-7 . 664 pages . 5 1/2 " x 8 1/2" . 66 maps, 76 charts, over 300 illustrations, bibliography, index . Published 2002 Retails for $ 34.95. Published by American Patriot Press, 44 Fluker St. Thomaston, ME 04861 or contact American Patriot Press at Tel. 207-354-9200 This Is An Abundantly Illustrated and richly detailed book with a clean design and hundreds of archival photographs, illustrations, maps and charts. It is a book that is hard to put down and is billed as "user-friendly for people of all ages". This New Reference Book presents for the first time, the only concise and comprehensive history of Connecticut’s involvement in the Civil War. From the opening shots at Bull Run in 1861 until silence fell over Appomattox Court House four years later, the men of Connecticut were active combatants in America’s epic struggle. This Great Civil War Book is a required educational and reference tool for libraries, schools and those interested in geneology, Connecticut History, and the Civil War. The Military History Section details the total number of recruits, field officers, and dates of service for each Connecticut Civil War volunteer organization. General troop movements are listed and mapped. Using Federal pension records, every casualty is charted by date and geographical location. All the significant military engagements are summarized and highlighted. A state map shows the total number of soldiers credited from each incorporated town and also lists the total number of men from every other state who served in that Connecticut volunteer organization. The Town History Section offers a complete statistical Civil War summary for each incorporated Connecticut town. It lists the population of individual towns in 1860, their rank, and the total number of soldiers credited to each volunteer organization. Every casualty recorded for the town is identified by regiment, date, and place. The most significant day of the war for each town is determined by the total number of casualties. (Information above was furnished by the publisher).

5th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Organized at Hartford July 26, 1861. Left State for Baltimore, Md., July 29, then moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., July 30, and duty there untilAugust 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 untilFebruary, 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 untilMay 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 untilJune 10. Moved to Front Royal June 10-18. Reconnoissance to Luray June 29-30. Moved to Warrenton, Gordonsville and Culpeper, July, Reconnoissance 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., then to Frederick, Md., September 2-12. Duty at Frederick untilDecember 10. March to Fairfax Station December 10-14, and duty there untilJanuary 19, 1863. Moved to Stafford C. H. January 19-23, and duty there untilApril 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., untilSeptember 24. March to Brandy Station, then to Bealeton and movement to Stevenson, Ala., September 24-October 3. Guard duty along Nashville and Chattanooga R. R. at Cowan and Cumberland Tunnel untilApril, 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.

5th Connecticut, "The Fifth Regiment Connecticut Volunteeers. A History Compiled from Diaries and Official Reports." by Edwin E. Marvin. Originally published in 1889, at Hartford, Connecticut. Published for the reunion of the Association of the Regiment, Hartford, 1889. An early review stated that "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." 394 pages, this book may be extremely hard to find, but if located, may cost around $ 350.00. Reprints now available for $ 39.00 fro Hugginson Books.

6th Regiment Connecticut Infantry Volunteer Regiment: Organized at New Haven September 12, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 17, then 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., until January 20. Expedition to Warsaw Sound January 20-February 27. Duty at Hilton Head until 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 until October. Expedition to Pocotaligo, S.C., October 21-23. Action at Frampton's Plantation, Pocotaligo, October 22. Duty at Beaufort, S.C., until March, 1863, and at Jacksonville, Fla., until April. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., and duty there until 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 until 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 until 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 27-28. 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. 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 until 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., until June and at Goldsboro until 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.

6th Connecticut, "The Old Regiment, The Sixth Connecticut Infantry, It's War Record, 1861-5," by Charles K. Cadwell. Originally published in 1875, at New Haven, Connecticut, this book may prove difficult to locate. Cadwell was a member of the 6th and is a tome of the Federal activities along the Georgia and Florida coast. Reprints now available from Hugginson Books for $ 35.00.

7th Connecticut....fact..."This distinguished regiment is included as one of William F. Fox's (circa 1889) top 300 Union Fighting Regiments."

7th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment: Organized at New Haven September 13, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 18, then 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 of 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., until 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., until 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 until 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 until 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 until 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., until January 8, 1863. Moved to Fernandina, Fla., January 13, and duty there until April 12, and at St. Augustine, Fla., until 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 until 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., until 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., until 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 Drewery'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 until 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., until June, and at Goldsboro until 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.

7th Connecticut, "History of the Seventh Connecticut Volunteer Infantry: 1861-1865," by Stephen Walkley. Originally released in 1905 at Southington, Connecticut, this original edition is available from a private collector..

7th Connecticut, "A History of Company K of the Seventh Connecticut Volunteer Infantry," by Jerome Tourtellotte. Originally published in 1910, this 218 page diary-like history, with many personal incidents and individual acts is available in reprint from Hugginson Books for $ 32.00.

8th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment: 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., until 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 until 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 until July. Moved to Morehead City July 2, then to Newport News, Va., July 3-5 and duty there until August 1. Moved to Fredericksburg, Va., August 1-5 and duty there until August 31. Moved to Brooks' Station, then 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 until 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, then 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 until 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 Arrow field 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, then 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 until April, 1865. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28, 1864. Occupation of Richmond April 3 and duty there and at Lynchburg, Va., until 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.

9th Connecticut, "History of the Ninth Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, "The Irish Regiment," by Thomas H. Murry."Originally published in 1903 at New Haven, Connecticut, the Ninth Regiment was also known as "The Irish Regiment," and served in Louisiana under Major General Benjamin F. Butler, and also in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, under the command of Major General Philip Sheridan. Their enlistment was for three years. Known copies of this rare book are available at the Connecticut State Library, the New Haven Historical Society, Thomaston Library and at the Naugatuck Library. (Sincere thanks to kilamona2@snet.net for supplying this info. to me). Reprints now available for $ 47.50; 446 pages with illustrations and color plage.

10th Connecticut....fact..."This distinguished regiment is included as one of William F. Fox's (circa 1889) top 300 Union Fighting Regiments."

10th Connecticut, "The Nightly Solder," by Chaplain H. Clay Trumbull. This book is a biography of Major Henry Ward Camp. The book outlines the history of this regiment and follows Major Camp through his death at New Market, Virginia. Originally published in 1865 by Nichols and Noyes, Boston, Massachusetts, this early edition Civil War book may indeed prove hard to find. (Special thanks to Glenn Stevens, GHS1957@aol.com for forwarding this information on this book to me).

11th Connecticut....fact..."This distinguished regiment is included as one of William F. Fox's (circa 1889) top 300 Union Fighting Regiments."

12th Connecticut, "A Union Captain's Record of the Civil War," by John William De Forest, edited by James H. Croushore. De Forest was a Captain in the 12th Connecticut, taking part in the capture of New Orleans, the Port Hudson Campaign, and the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia. "De Forest's gifted pen revealed the drudgery of camp life in Louisiana, the devastating effects of 'swamp fever,' the miseries of marching, and the realities of battle. Some may compare Ernie Pyle's interpretation of the facts and fancies of World War II with De Forest's word portraits." (Reviewed by Mississippi Valley Historical Review). 256 pages, costs $ 12.00.

13th Regiment of Connecticut Infantry Volunteers: 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 until 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 until December 27. Moved to Baton Rouge December 27, and duty there until 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' 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, then to Thibodeauxville and duty there until 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 until 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 until January, 1865. Moved to Savannah, Ga., January 5-22, and duty there until March 8. At Morehead City and New Berne, N. C., until May. Duty at Savannah, Augusta, Athens, Gainesville and District of Allatoona, Ga., until 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.

13th Connecticut, "History of the Thirteenth Infantry Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers," by Homer Sprague. Originally published in 1867 at Hartford, Connecticut, this 353 page covers events in the Trans-Mississippi theater. Reprint now available for $ 39.00

14th Connecticut....fact..."This distinguished regiment is included as one of William F. Fox's (circa 1889) top 300 Union Fighting Regiments."

14th Connecticut, "History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry," by Charles D. Page. The 14th Connecticut sustained the largest percentage of loss of any regiment from the State of Connecticut. They participated in the battles at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, Morton's Ford, the Wilderness, and at Reams' Station. The 14th was part of Carroll's Brigade, Gibbon' Division, of Hancock's 2nd U.S. Army Corps. Originally issued in 1906, now it's back again, 509 pages, roster, reprint costs $ 47.50.

16th Regiment of Connecticut Volunteer Infantry: Organized at Hartford August 24, 1862. Moved to Washington, D.C., August 29-31. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Getty's Division, Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1864. District of Albemarle, N. C., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. Defences of Newberne, N. C, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1865. Roanoke Island, N. C., Dept. North Carolina, to June, 1865.

SERVICE--Maryland Campaign September-October, 1862. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty in Pleasant Valley, Md., until October 27. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 27-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News February 6-9, then 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 9-17. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Expedition from White House to South Anna River July 1-7. Moved to Portsmouth, Va. Duty there and at Norfolk until January, 1864. Skirmish at Harrellsville January 20 (Detachment). Moved to Morehead City, then to Newberne and Plymouth January 24-28. Skirmish at Windsor January 30. Duty at Newberne February 2 to March 20, and at Plymouth, N. C., until April. Siege of Plymouth April 17-20. Captured April 20, and prisoners of war until March, 1865. Those not captured on duty at Newberne and Roanoke Island, N. C., until June, 1865. Mustered out June 24, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 240 Enlisted men by disease. Total 325.

16th Connecticut, "History of the 16th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry," by B. F. Blakeslee. Originally published in 1875, it is reproduced in its entirety by clicking here.

Read about Frank Waterman, Company A, 16th Connecticut Infantry, (as owned by Ronald A. Mosocco, owner of this website for your personal viewing only!)

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16th Connecticut, "History of the Sixteenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry," by Sergeant William H. Relyea. A first hand account of Relyea's experience with his regiment from its creation in 1862 to its muster out in 1865, during which time he saw combat at Antietam, Suffolk, and battles in the backwaters of North Carolina. Originally published in 2002; 284 pages with illustrations. Paperback edition, costs $ 17.95.

17th Connecticut, "A New Canaan Private in the Civil War: Letters from a Private of the 17th Connecticut Infantry," edited by Justus Silliman. 120 page 1984 paperback edition costs around $ 8.00.

18th Connecticut, "History of the Eighteenth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers," by Chaplin William C. Walker. Originally released in 1885, at Norwich, Connecticut, this original issue costs $ 125.00. 444 pages. This regiment was stationed for the most part in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Reprints available for $ 45.00

20th Connecticut, "The Twentieth Connecticut, A Regimental History", by John W. Storrs. Originally released in 1886, at Ansonia, Connecticut. This regiment fought in the Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Atlanta and Carolina Campaigns. 288 pages with illustrations, reprints now available for $ 39.00

Read about Nathan Coe, Company G, 21st Connecticut Volunteers Infantry! (Owned by R.A. Mosocco, owner of this Website!)

 22nd Connecticut, "History of the Twenty-Second Regiment of the Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, 1862-1863," originally published in 1896 by the Hartford Printing Company, Hartford, Connecticut, this book is quite hard to locate and include the following: CSL call number E 499.5 22nd .H57 1896]. Thanks to Dan Reardon at dreardon@cpnevents.com for supplying this information on this book to me. Thanks Dan in Vittoria, Ontario

23rd Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment: Organized at New Haven November 14th, 1862. Left State for East New York November 17th, then sailed for Ship Island, Miss., and-New Orleans, La., November 29th, arriving there December 17th. (Part of Regiment did not reach New Orleans until January 16th, 1863, having been stranded on Bahama Islands.) Attached to the Defenses of New Orleans and District of La Fourche, Department. of the Gulf.

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

26th Connecticut Infantry Website

29th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Colored): Organized at Fair Haven and mustered in March 8, 1864. Left State for Annapolis, Md., March 19. Moved to Beaufort, S.C., April 8-13, and duty there until August 8. Attached to District of Beaufort, Dept. of the South, April to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Army Corps, to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Army Corps, to April, 1865, District of St. Marys, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to May, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Army Corps, Dept. of Texas, to October, 1865.

SERVICE:--Moved from Beaufort, S.C., to Bermuda Hundred, Va., August 8-13, 1864. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond August 13, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Demonstration on North Side of the James August 13-20, 1864. Deep Bottom, Strawberry Plains, August 14-18. Duty in the trenches before Petersburg August 25-September 24. New Market Heights and Fort Harrison September 28-29. Chaffin's Farm September 29-30. Darbytown Road October 13. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Duty in trenches before Richmond until April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3. (First Infantry Regiment to enter city.) Moved to City Point April 18, then to Point Lookout, Md., and duty there guarding prisoners until May 28. Moved to City Point May 28-30, then sailed for Texas June 10, arriving at Brazos, Santiago, July 3. March to Brownsville and duty there until October. Mustered out October 24, 1865. At New Orleans October 27-November 11. Honorably discharged at New Haven, Conn., November 25, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 44 Enlisted men killed and mortally Wounded and 1 Officer and 152 Enlisted men by disease. Total 198.

June 14, 2000 I am the curator of the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich and am looking for information on African American men from Greenwich who served in the 29th. In particular members of the Green and Peterson families. I am also looking for any suriving objects from the 29th. If you have any information please let me know.email at Kathy Craughwell-Varda

29th Connecticut - I am writing a book on the 29th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and if anyone has any information they would like included or would like to share, such as letters, diaries, reminiscenses, photos or anything pertaining to the men of this regiment it would be appreciated. The book will have, in chronological order, correspondence, reports and statistics from the OR Vols., camp locations, letters, reminiscenses, a complete roster, military records and genealogical information on each soldier ( as much as I am able to obtain). I am presently researching each company's county history for this information. If you would like to help, please email me at acri@optonline.net

CONNECTICUT Artillery REGIMENTS

1st Connecticut Regiment of Heavy Artillery: 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., until 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 C. H. May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Gaines' Mill June 27. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 15. Moved to Alexandria, Va., August 16-27. Duty in the defences of Washington, D.C., until 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, Sedgwick 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. until July 11. Moved to Washington, D.C., and duty in the defences of that city until 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.

1st Connecticut Light Artillery, "History of the First Light Battery, Connecticut Volunteers," by Herbert W. Beecher. Originally published in 1901, at New York, New York, an copy of an original of this book may prove hard to find; 1998 reprint, 886 pages, 2 volumes, cost $ 79.50.

2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery....fact..."This distinguished regiment is included as one of William F. Fox's (circa 1889) top 300 Union Fighting Regiments."

2nd Connecticut, "The History of the Second Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery, Originally the Nineteenth Connecticut Volunteers" by Theodore F. Vaill, 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant. Originally published in 1868 by the Winsted Printing Company, Winsted, Connecticut, this book has sketched portraits of four of the deceased officers of the regiment, contained within 366 pages, this book should prove hard to find. Reprints now available for $ 37.00.

2nd Connecticut, "County Regiment--A Sketch of the Second Regiment of Connecticut Heavy Artillery," by Dudley Vaill. Originally published in 1908, this book may prove hard to find.

 

CONNECTICUT CAVALRY REGIMENTS

1st REGIMENT CAVALRY: Organized at West Meriden as a battalion November 2, 1861. Moved to Wheeling, W. Va., February 20-24, 1862, and duty there until 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., until May, 1862. Action at Moorefield, W. 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. until 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 until December. March to Fredericksburg, Va., and duty at Stafford C. H. until January, 1863. Kelly's Ford December 20-22, 1862. Moved to Baltimore, Md., and duty there, organizing as a regiment until March, 1864 (Cos. "A," "B," "C," "D" and "E"). Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., July 5, 1863, and duty in that vicinity until January, 1864. Skirmish at Waterford Aug. 8, 1863 (Detachment). Berryvville 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 until March. Moved to Annapolis Junction March 8, then 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 until 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 until 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.

1st Connecticut Cavalry Volunteers I am heavily involved in the search for primary or secondary material pertaining to the 1st Connecticut Cavalry Volunteers. I am in the process of writing its regimental history and am looking for letters, diaries, images, and any information you might have related to this hard-fought combat outfit and may wish to include in the history. Please contract Bob Angelovich by emailing him now. Any information is appreciated.

Read about and see Charles L. Sherman, member of the 1st Connecticut Cavalry. (original owned by R. A. Mosocco, owner of this website). Picture 1 Picture 2

They may be of interest to you. I am in NJ. There is a 1st Conn. Calvary veteran buried here. He is buried in the Juliustown Methodist Cemetery in Juliustown, Burlington County, NJ. His name is Corp. William Hancock. Birth 1843 Died April 9, 1932. Co. K. No one knows how he came to rest here. Any questions, please contact me. Bob Erisman

Footnote
: William Hancock Residence Hamden CT; Enlisted on 12/28/1863 as a Private. On 12/28/1863 he mustered into "K" Co. CT 1st Cavalry He was Mustered Out on 8/2/1865 Promotions: Corpl 7/1/1865

 

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