United States Regiments & Batteries > Connecticut

The regiment lost 1 officer and 44 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 152 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Fair Haven, Connecticut.

Organized at Fair Haven
March 8 Mustered in under Colonel William B. Wooster
March 19 Left State for Annapolis, Md. on the transport Warrior after being addressed by Governor Buckingham and Frederick Douglass.
April 8-13 Moved to Beaufort, S.C.
April-August Duty at Beaufort, S.C. Attached to District of Beaufort, Dept. of the South
August 8-13 Moved from Beaufort, S.C., to Bermuda Hundred, Va. for siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond assigned to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina
August 13-20 Demonstration on North Side of the James
August 14-18 Deep Bottom, Strawberry Plains
August 25-
September 24
Duty in the trenches before Petersburg
September 28-29 New Market Heights and Fort Harrison
September 29-30 Chaffin’s Farm
October 13 Darbytown Road
October 27-28 Battle of Fair Oaks

The regiment suffered 80 casualties acting as the skirmish line for the division.

November-April Duty in trenches before Richmond garrisoning the line of forts along Newmarket Road
December Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 25th Army Corps
January Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Army Corps
March Moved to Fort Harrison
April 3 Occupation of Richmond. The first infantry regiment to enter the city, with Companies C and G leading the way as skirmishers. Assigned to District of St. Marys, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
April 18 Moved to City Point then to Point Lookout, Md., and duty there guarding prisoners
May 28-30 Moved to City Point
June 10 Sailed for Texas
July 3 Arrived at Brazos de Santiago and assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Army Corps, Dept. of Texas
July March to Brownsville and duty there
October 24 Mustered out
October 27-November 11 At New Orleans
November 25 Honorably discharged at New Haven, Conn..