Wethersfield Civil War Locations

The two locations that created the most despair for Wethersfield during the Civil War were Antietam and Andersonville. Men from here participated in most of the major battles in the East and many in the West, but the death and misery of these two locations was great. Four Connecticut regiments …

Overview – Wethersfield and The Civil War

The American Civil War is generally accepted as the most traumatic event in this nation’s history. It radically changed the way we were governed, it delivered four million people from slavery and it sustained casualties of ? million dead from battle and disease. Wethersfield sent 193 men to this war …

Acknowledgements – Wes Christensen

Wesley R. Christensen was a son of Michigan. He knew that John Adams and victories in the War of 1812 secured the territory for our young nation. The landmark Northwest Ordinance of 1787 guaranteed freedom of religion, trial by jury, public education and banishment of slavery as asserted rights of …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …