The Civil War in the East

21st Connecticut Infantry Regiment

The 21st Connecticut Infantry Regiment lost 5 officers and 55 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 114 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



September 5

Organized at Norwich

September 11

Left State for Washington, D.C.


Duty at Arlington Heights, Va., Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

November 7-19

March to Falmouth, Va.

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg


Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps


January 20-24

Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March"

February 6-9

Moved to Newport News, Va.

March 13

To Suffolk, Va.

April 12-May 4

Siege of Suffolk, assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia

May 3

Chuckatuck and Reed's Ferry, Nansemond River

May 4

Siege of Suffolk raised

June 9-16

Reconnaissance to Chickahominy

June 16

Moved to Portsmouth, Va. and assigned to 3rd Brigade, Getty's Division, Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina for provost and guard duty at Portsmouth and Norfolk


Assigned to Heckman's Command, Newport News, Va., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina

November 10

Moved to Newport News



Assigned to Defenses of New Berne, N. C., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina

January 24-25

Expedition up James River to Fort Powhatan

February 1


February 3

Moved to Morehead City, N. C.

February 12

To New Berne and duty there, at Plymouth and at Washington, N. C.


Assigned to Sub-District of the Pamlico, N. C., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina

April 5

Near Blount's Creek

April 28

Moved to Portsmouth, Va.

May 10-28

Butler's operations on South Side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond. Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina.

May 10

Swift Creek, or Arrow field Church

May 12-16

Operations against Fort Darling

May 14-16

Battle of Drewry's Bluff

May 17-27

At Bermuda Hundred

May 27-31

Moved to White House, then to Cold Harbor

June 1-12

Battles about Cold Harbor

June 15-18

Assault on Petersburg

June 18

Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond begin

June 24-28

Hare's Hill

August 25-
September 27

In trenches at Bermuda Hundred

September 28-30

Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights

October 27-28

Fair Oaks


Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia



Duty in trenches before Richmond

March 5-8

Expedition to Fredericksburg

March 11-13

Expedition up the Potomac River

March 13-18

Moved to White House

March 24-26

To Signal Hill, before Richmond

April 3

Occupation of Richmond

April 28

Moved to Columbia

June 16

Mustered out

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