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Connecticut

 

8th Regiment Infantry

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, thence 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, 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 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, 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 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, 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 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 Regiment Infantry

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 until April 15, 1862. Attached to Butler's New Orleans Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. Phelps' 1st Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1862. Defenses 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 3. 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. Reconnaissance 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 until July 23. Moved to Baton Rouge July 23-26, and duty there until 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 defenses of New Orleans until April, 1864, at New Orleans, Algiers, Mexican Gulf R. R. and mouth of the Mississippi and at Pass Manchac, Bonnet Carte, 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 until January, 1865. Moved to Savannah, Ga., January 6-20 and duty there until 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.

 

10th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Hartford October 22, 1861. Left State for Annapolis, Md., October 31 and duty there until 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 until March 11. Moved to Newberne March 11-13. Battle of New Berne March 14. Duty at New Berne until 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., until 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 until October 25. Moved to St. Augustine, Fla., October 26, and duty there until 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 Walthal 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. Reconnaissance 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. until 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.

11th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Hartford October 24 to November 14, 1861. Left State for Annapolis, Md., December 16, and duty there until 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 until March 11. Moved to Newberne March 11-13. Battle of Newberne March 14. Duty at Newberne until July. Moved to Morehead City July 2, thence to Newport News, Va., July 3-5. Duty there until August 1. Moved to Fredericksburg August 1-6, and duty there until 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., 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, 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. Reconnaissance 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 until October. Moved to Gloucester Point October 1 and duty there until 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 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 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 until April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Duty at Richmond and Lynchburg, Va., until 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.

12th Regiment Infantry

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., tilt 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 until October. Expedition to Lake Pontchatrain, Pass Manchac and up Tchefuncta 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 until February, 1863. Expedition to Bayou Teche January 13-15. Action with steamer "Cotton" January 14. Moved to Brashear City February and duty there until 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 Hurlson 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 until January, 1864. Move to New Orleans and on veteran furlough until May. Duty at Carrollton until 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 until April, 1865. Moved to Washington, D.C., April 21, and duty there until June. Grand Review May 23-24. Moved to Savannah, Ga., June 1-5 and duty there until 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.

13th Regiment Infantry

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, thence 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.

14th Regiment Infantry

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., until 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 until October 30. Reconnaissance 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 until 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., until 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. Spotsylvania May 8-12. Laurel Hill May 8. Spotsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, Spotsylvania 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 Mills 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 C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville until 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 Aruntilery 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.

 

 

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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