Connecticut 29th Volunteer Regiment

Connecticut 29th
Volunteer Regiment was the first Connecticut regiment of African
Americans formed near the beginning of 1864. It saw action under the
direction of General Benjamin Butler who was one of the early advocates
of using black soldiers. There were eight Wethersfield men in this unit,
one of whom died after the fighting was over but was still with the

Name / Date
Enlisted / Unit / Date Out / Reason Out / Comment

  1. Archy, William 12/11/63 Company C M.O. 10/24/65
  2. Barnes,
    Charles 12/2/63 Company C M.O. 10/24/65
  3. Bassey, Sidney
    12/2/63 Company C M.O. 10/24/65
  4. Deming, Richard 12/14/63
    Company B? Des.? 10/24/65
  5. Madison, James M. 12/15/63
    Company C M.O. 10/24/65
  6. Merchant, Abram 12/10/63 Company C
    Des. 3/15/64
  7. Oliver, Joshua 12/15/63 Company C Died
  8. Smith, James 12/4/63 Company H M.O. 10/24/65

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