Union Regimental Histories

 

Connecticut

 

1st Regiment Infantry

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

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

2nd Regiment Infantry

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

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

3rd Regiment Infantry

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

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

4th Regiment Infantry

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

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

5th Regiment Infantry

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

SERVICE.--Guard and outpost duty on the Upper Potomac till February, 1862. Operations near Edward's Ferry October 20-24, 1861. Operations about Dams Nos. 4 and 5 December 17-20. Advance on Winchester March 1-12, 1862. Near Winchester March 5. Occupation of Winchester March 12. Ordered to Manassas, Va., March 18, returning to Winchester March 19. Pursuit of Jackson March 24-April 27. Columbia Furnace April 17. At Strasburg till May 20. Retreat to Winchester May 20-25. Action at Front Royal May 23. Middletown May 24. Battle of Winchester May 24-25. Retreat to Martinsburg and Williamsport May 25-June 6. At Williamsport till June 10. Moved to Front Royal June 10-18. Reconnaissance to Luray June 29-30. Moved to Warrenton, Gordonsville and Culpeper, July, Reconnaissance to Raccoon Ford July 28 (Co. "I"). Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 6-September 2. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Battle of Bull Run August 29-30. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Frederick, Md., September 2-12. Duty at Frederick till December 10. March to Fairfax Station December 10-14, and duty there till January 19, 1863. Moved to Stafford C. H. January 19-23, and duty there till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Funkstown, Md., July 12. Snicker's Gap, Va., July 21. Near Raccoon Ford, Va., till September 24. March to Brandy Station, thence to Bealeton and movement to Stevenson, Ala., September 24-October 3. Guard duty along Nashville and Chattanooga R. R. at Cowan and Cumberland Tunnel till April, 1864. Atlanta Campaign May to September. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19. New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kennesaw 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 Kennesaw 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.

 

6th Regiment Infantry

Letter written by Private Halsey Bartlett, Company A

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

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

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

7th Regiment Infantry

Letter written by Private William Norton, Company C

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

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

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

 

 

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

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