The Civil War in the East

2nd Connecticut Infantry Regiment


May 7

Organized at New Haven under Colonel Alfred H. Terry, Lieutenant Colonel Young and Major Colburn.

May 10

Left State for Washington, D.C. on the steamship Cahawba

May 14

Arrived in Washington, camping at Meridian Hill

May 16

Crossed the Long Bridge into Virginia and continued to Taylor's Tavern on Oak Hill.


Attached to Key's 1st Brigade, Tyler's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia

June 1-3

Advance to Vienna and Falls Church, Va.

June 4- July 15

Picket duty at Falls Church

July 16-21

Advance on Manassas

July 17

Occupation of Fairfax C. H.

July 21

Battle of Bull Run

The regiment lost 2 men killed or mortally wounded and 16 men captured. After the battle the regiment fell back in good order to Centreville and continued on to Oak Hill.

July 22-23

The regiment worked with the 1st and 3rd Connecticut Infantry Regiments to strike the deserted camps of other regiments, saving large quantities of arms and equipment.

August 7

Mustered out in New Haven

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