The Civil War in the East

20th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment

The 20th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 76 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 85 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.


It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Monument to the 20th Connecticut Infantry at Gettysburg


September 8

Organized at New Haven

September 11

Left State for Washington, D.C. and Duty in the Defenses of Washington; Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

September 29

Moved to Frederick, Md

October 2

To Sandy Hook

December 10

March to Fredericksburg, Va.

December 14

Duty at Fairfax Station, Va.


January 19-23

Moved to Stafford C. H.

April 27

Chancellorsville Campaign


Transferred to 1st Brigade, 1st Division

May 1-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

June 11

Gettysburg Campaign

July 1-3

Battle of Gettysburg
The regiment was commanded at Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel William B. Wooster. It brought 434 men to the field and lost 5 killed, 22 wounded and 1 missing.


From the regiment's monument at Gettysburg: "The Brig. formed on this line on the morning of July 2nd. At eve it moved to the support left of army. Returning, it found the position and woods on rear occupied by Johnson's Division, Ewell's Corps. During the night it lay in line of battle. At dawn, July 3rd, the 20th Conn. advanced under cover of artillery and fought 5 hrs. driving the enemy and reoccupying the works. Was relieved by the 123rd N.Y. In the afternoon moved to support the 2nd Corps against Longstreet's assault."

September 24

Near Raccoon Ford

September 24

Moved to Brandy Station, then to Bealeton and to Stevenson, Ala; Army of the Cumberland

October 3

Guard duty along Nashville & Chattanooga R. R.


January 20

Action at Tracy City, Tenn. (Co. "B")


1st Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, then 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps


Atlanta Ga. Campaign, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps

May 8-11

Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge

May 8-9

Buzzard's Roost Gap

May 10

Boyd's Trail

May 14-15

Battle of Resaca

May 19


May 24-June 13

Guard Ordnance Trains

July 8

Provost duty at Ackworth, Ga.

July 16

At Marietta

July 19-20

Peach Tree Creek

July 22 - August 25

Siege of Atlanta

August 26 - September 2

Operations at Chattahoochee River Bridge

September 2 - November 15

Occupation of Atlanta

November 15 - December 10

March to the sea

December 10 - 21

Siege of Savannah


January 4-16

At Hardee's Plantation


Campaign of the Carolinas

February 2

Lawtonville, S.C.

March 14

Reconnaissance to Silver Run Creek, N. C.

March 16

Averysboro or Taylor's Hole Creek

March 19-21

Battle of Bentonville

March 24

Occupation of Goldsboro

April 14

Occupation of Raleigh

April 26

Bennett's House; Surrender of Johnston and his army

April 29 - May 20

March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va.

May 24

Grand Review

June 13

Camp near Fort Lincoln

June 13

Mustered out

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