Connecticut 11th Volunteer Regiment

Connecticut 11th Volunteer Regiment was with Burnside’s expedition to the North Carolina barrier islands. The later went with him to Antietam and suffered heavy casualties. Of the ten Wethersfield men in this unit, two were killed. The regiment fought in the Richmond-Petersburg campaign losing it’s brigade colonel, Hartford’s Gifford Stedman who is buried in Wethersfield. […]

Connecticut 10th Volunteer Regiment

Connecticut 10th Volunteer Regiment served in North Carolina, Florida and Virginia. It contained 11 Wethersfield men. Name / Date Enlisted / Unit / Date Out / Reason Out / Comment Adams, Augustus 10/5/61 Company C Reduced in Rank from Cpl. 2/13/64 Illness 11/21/64, W.O. 12/14/62, Kingston N.C. M.O. 8/25/64? Burke, Daniel 6/16/65 Company A Trans. […]

Connecticut 9th Volunteer Regiment

Connecticut 9th Volunteer Regiment contained two Wethersfield men, one of whom died in New Orleans. The regiment spent the early part of the war in Louisiana and finished it in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Name / Date Enlisted / Unit / Date Out / Reason Out / Comment Halliman, Michael 11/25/61 Company G Corp. […]

Connecticut 8th Volunteer Regiment

Connecticut 8th Volunteer Regiment contained 18 Wethersfield men including Chaplain John Morris who later co-authored a book on the war. Their fiercest fighting was at Antietam where Morris was said to have picked up a gun in the heat of the battle and at Cold Harbor where 2 Wethersfield men were killed and one was […]

Connecticut 7th Volunteer Regiment

Connecticut 7th Volunteer Regiment was one of the first regiments that reflected the realism that it would not be a short war. Enlistments were for 3 years. There were 20 Wethersfield men who were part of this unit. They spent the early part of their service in the sea islands of South Carolina and Georgia. […]

Connecticut 6th Volunteer Regiment

Connecticut 6th Volunteer Regiment contained only one Wethersfield man who enlisted late. He was involved with the capture of Fort Fisher and Wilmington, North Carolina in early 1865. Name / Date Enlisted / Unit / Date Out / Reason Out / Comment Finnern, Larry 11/11/64 Company E M.O. 8/21/65

Connecticut 3rd Volunteer Regiment

Connecticut 3rd Volunteer Regiment was another 90-day regiment, which contained four Wethersfield men and saw some action of First Bull Run. Name/Date Enlisted/Unit/Date Out/Reason Out/Comment Dailey, Charles 5/11/1861 Company A 8/12/1861 Deming, Francis 5/ 11/1861 Company A 8/12/1861 Transfer to 13th Regiment Morgan, Guy S. 5/ 11/1861 Company A 8/12/1861 Transfer to 8th Regiment Rhodes, […]

Connecticut 2nd Volunteer Regiment

Name/Date Enlisted/Unit/Date Out/Reason Out/Comment Williams, Charles 4/23/1861 M. O. 8/7/1861 CPL to Co. F. 13th C. V.

Connecticut 1st Volunteer Regiment

Connecticut 1st Volunteer Regiment had five Wethersfield men enlisted in this 90-day regiment. At that time most of the people in both the North and South thought that the war would be very short and 90-day regiments were common. The regiment was at First Bull Run but saw no action. Four of the five men […]