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22nd Regiment Infantry

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, Defenses of Washington, D.C., until October 22, 1862. At Miner's Hill until February 12, 1863. Expedition to intercept Stuart's Cavalry December 29-30, 1862. Fatigue duty, building Forts Craig, McDowell and McClellan, Defenses of Washington, until 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 until June 9. Reconnaissance to the Chickahominy June 9-10. Left Yorktown for home June 26. Mustered out July 7, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 20 Enlisted men by disease.

23rd Regiment Infantry

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 Defenses of New Orleans and District of La Fourche, Dept. of the Gulf.

SERVICE.--Duty at Camp Parapet, Defenses of New Orleans, until January 11, 1863. Moved to Algiers January 11, thence to Berwick Bay. Provost duty at Brashear City until February 9. 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 1, then at Napoleonville, Terre Bonne; Company "K" at Tigersville, Company "A" at Bayou Boeuf until March 1, thence moved to Bayou Des Allemands and to Labadieville April 1; Company "E" at Bayou Romans until March 1, Companies "E" and "I" at La Fourche March 1. Duty at these points until 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. Companies "A," "C" and "H" captured June 23; paroled June 26. Regiment on guard duty in lowlands of Louisiana until 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 Infantry

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. Defenses of New Orleans to August, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty at Baton Rouge 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. 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 until 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 Infantry

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 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' 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 until 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 Infantry

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 until 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 Infantry

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 Defenses of Washington, D.C., until November 7, 1862. Advance to Falmouth, Va., November 7-19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. 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 1-3. 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 Infantry

Organized at New Haven November 15, 1862. Left State for East New York November 17. Sailed !or Ship Island, Miss., and New Orleans, La., December 3, arriving December 17. Duty at Camp Parapet, Carrollton, La., until February, and at Fort Barrancas, Fla., until 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 until 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.

29th Regiment Infantry (African Descent)

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, thence to Point Lookout, Md., and duty there guarding prisoners until May 28. Moved to City Point May 28-30, thence 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.

30th Regiment Infantry (African Descent)

Organized at Fair Haven (4 Cos.) March, 1864. Moved to Annapolis, Md. Consolidated with 31st U.S. C. T. May 18, 1864. (See that Regiment.)

 

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

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