Other Regiments

Other Wethersfield men served in some non-Connecticut units and 4 men served in the Navy including Sherman Adams who was Asst. P.M. of the Gunboat Somerset doing blockade duty along the Florida peninsula. Name / Date Enlisted / Unit / Date Out / Reason Out / Comment Adams, Sherman 11/20/62 Acting Asst. P.M. Gunboat Sumerset […]

Connecticut 1st Cavalry Volunteer Regiment

Connecticut 1st Cavalry Volunteer Regiment fought unsuccessfully against Stonewall Jackson in his famous Shenandoah Valley Campaign and successfully with General Phil Sheridan in his later cleanup of the Valley and in the campaign to the end of the war in West Virginia. There were six Wethersfield men in this regiment. Name / Date Enlisted / […]

Connecticut 2nd Heavy Artillery Volunteer Regiment

Second Connecticut Heavy Artillery Volunteer Regiment was organized as the 19th Infantry Regiment and was changed to Heavy Artillery in November of 1865. In May of 1864 General Grant decided that he needed Infantry more than heavy artillery and changed their function back but not the name. They were assigned to one of the best […]

Connecticut 1st Heavy Artillery Volunteer Regiment

First Connecticut Heavy Artillery Volunteer Regiment was originally in the Connecticut 4th infantry. It was one of the first regiments in the North to agree to a 3-year enlistment. There were 20 Wethersfield men in the unit. They were assigned to the Army of the Potomac. They performed significant service at Lee’s assault on Fort […]

Connecticut 30th Volunteer Regiment

Name / Date Enlisted / Unit / Date Out / Reason Out / Comment Truitt, Isaac B. 1/11/64 Company C M.O. 11/7/65 Pro. Comp. 7/30/64, Sgt. 8/14/64

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 […]

Connecticut 27th Volunteer Regiment

Connecticut 27th Volunteer Regiment contained only one Wethersfield man who was captured at Chancellorsville, but was shortly released. The regiment faced severe fighting at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. Name / Date Enlisted / Unit / Date Out / Reason Out / Comment Adams, Edward 9/27/62 Company I M.O. 7/27/63 Captain 5/3/63, Chancellorsville, Pard. 5/14/63

Connecticut 25th Volunteer Regiment

Connecticut 25th Volunteer Regiment was another 9-month regiment which was primarily engaged in the siege of Fort Hudson in Louisiana which fell shortly after the fall of Vicksburg. One of the 17 Wethersfield men was captured in this campaign. Name / Date Enlisted / Unit / Date Out / Reason Out / Comment Benson, Levi […]

Connecticut 22nd Volunteer Regiment

Connecticut 22nd Volunteer Regiment contained 41 Wethersfield men. This regiments was a 9 month regiment which spend most of its time in the defense of Washington, but also spent some time on the Virginia peninsula. Ironically, the troops were mustered out on 7/7/63, four days after Gettysburg. The degree of its involvement in the battle […]