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 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. …

Connecticut 5th Volunteer Regiment

Monument to the Connecticut 5th Volunteer
Regiment at Culp’s
Hill, Gettysburg.

Connecticut 5th Volunteer Regiment
was formed from many of the men in the 90-day regiments and continued to
fight throughout the war. The regiment fought against Stonewall Jackson
in his valley campaign and was in the final skirmish at Chancellorsville in which
Jackson was wounded by his own men and later died of complications. It
also fought at Gettysburg and
later transferred to Sherman’s army participating in his march to the
sea.

Connecticut 3rd Volunteer Regimen

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 …

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 …

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. …

Narrative

by Wes Christensen This is a narrative of Wethersfield’s participation in the great Civil War. [Approximately 200] Wethersfield men served in the war. At that time the population was 2,700 so more than 1/3 of the town’s able-bodied young men were in the war. Nine were African-Americans who were part …

Wethersfield’s Civil War Participants

John Morris John Morris was Chaplain of the 22nd Connecticut Volunteer Regiment from May 1, 1862 until September of 1863. He was at the battle of Antietam and when the Regiment was in danger of being overwhelmed, he picked up a rifle and ammunition to protect himself.     Morris …

Wethersfield Civil War Soldiers and Regiments

Name Unit Adams, Augustus Connecticut 10th Volunteer Regiment Adams, Ebenezer Connecticut 22nd Volunteer Regiment Adams, Edward Connecticut 27th Volunteer Regiment Adams, George Connecticut 22nd Volunteer Regiment Adams, Sherman Other Regiments Adams, Stoddard Connecticut 22nd Volunteer Regiment Aldrich, Edward Connecticut 7th Volunteer Regiment Archy, William Connecticut 29th Volunteer Regiment Baker, Charles …