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15th Regiment Infantry

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. 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.

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 Infantry "Plymouth Pilgrims"

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. Defenses 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., 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, 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 9-17. 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 January, 1864. Skirmish at Harrellsville January 20 (Detachment). Moved to Morehead City, thence 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., April. Siege of Plymouth April 17-20. Captured April 20, and prisoners of war March, 1865. Those not captured on duty at Newberne and Roanoke Island, N. C., 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.

 

17th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Bridgeport August 28, 1862. Left State for Baltimore, Md., September 3. Attached to Defenses 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, Defenses of Baltimore, October, 1862. At Tennallytown, building Fort Kearney, October 15-November 3. March to Thoroughfare Gap and Chany 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., February, 1864. Expedition to John's and James Islands February 6-14. Ordered to Jacksonville, Fla., February 22, and duty there April 15. Moved to St. Augustine, Fla, April 15-17, and duty there 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 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 Infantry

Organized at Norwich August 22, 1862. Left State for Baltimore, Md., August 22. Attached to Defenses 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, Defenses of Baltimore, 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., September 30, and at Martinsburg March, 1864. At Bolivar Heights March 7-28. Reconnaissance 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., October, and at Martinsburg October 1-29. Moved to New Haven, Conn., and duty at Conscript Camp November 11. Moved to Martinsburg, W. Va., November 11-13, thence to Halltown November 23, and duty there March, 1865, and at Martinsburg 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.

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, Defenses of Washington, to January, 1863. Tyler's Command, Arery, 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., January 12, 1863. Garrison duty at Fort Worth May, and at redoubts near Fort Lyon November. (Cos. "B," "F" and "G" at Fort Ellsworth.) Designation of Regiment changed to 2nd Connecticut Heavy Arery November 23, 1863. (See 2nd Heavy Arery.)

20th Regiment Infantry

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 Defenses of Washington 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 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 September 24. Moved to Brandy Station, thence to Bealeton and to Stevenson, Ala., September 24-October 3. Guard duty along Nashville & Chattanooga R. R. 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., July 8. At Marietta 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. Reconnaissance 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 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.

21st Regiment Infantry

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. Defenses 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., Defenses of Washington, D.C., 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. Reconnaissance to Chickahominy June 9-16. Moved to Portsmouth, Va., June 16. Provost and guard duty at Portsmouth and Norfolk November 10. Moved to Newport News November 10, and duty there February, 1864. Expedition up James River to Fort Powhatan January 24-25. Smithfield February 1. Moved to Morehead City, N. C., February 3, thence to Newberne February 12, and duty there, at Plymouth and at Washington, N. C., 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 Arrow field 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 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 Hilt, before Richmond, March 24-26. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Moved to Columbia April 28, and duty there 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.

 

 

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

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