United States Regiments & Batteries * Connecticut

The 7th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 11 officers and 157 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 192 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

The 7th Connecticut was paired with the 7th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment throughout the war, causing them to be referred to as the “77th New England Regiment.”

September 13 the 7th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment organized at New Haven under Colonel Alfred H. Terry

Colonel Alfred Terry of the 7th Connecticut Infantry Regiment

Colonel Alfred Terry

September 18 Left State for Washington, D.C.
October 5 Moved to Annapolis, Md. Attached to Wright’s 3rd Brigade, Sherman’s Expeditionary Corps
October 21-
November 7
Sherman’s expedition to Port Royal, S.C.
November 7 Capture of Forts Beauregard and Walker, Port Royal Harbor
November Duty at Hilton Head, S.C.
November 8 Reconnaissance on Hilton Head Island
November 10-11 Expedition to Braddock’s Point
December 18 Moved to Tybee Island, S.C. Engaged in fatigue duty building batteries for the reduction of Fort Pulaski
March 20-
April 10
Companies B, G and I on Dafuskie Island
April 10-11 Manned Batteries Totten, Halleck, Sherman, Lincoln and Stanton. Bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski
April Garrison duty at Fort Pulaski assigned to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of the South.Colonel Tery was promoted to brigadier general commanding Morris Island. Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Hawley was promoted to colonel and took command of the regiment.
June 1-28 Operations on James Island, S.C. assigned to District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South
June 16
Battle of Secessionville

The regiment lost 9 killed, 69 wounded and 4 missing.

June 28-July 7 Evacuation of James Island and movement to Hilton Head, S.C.
July-September Duty at Hilton Head assigned to District of Beaufort, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South
September 30-October 13 Expedition to St. John’s Bluff, Fla.
October 21-23 Expedition to Pocotaligo, S.C.
October 22 Action at Frampton’s Plantation, Pocotaligo
Duty at Hilton Head and Beaufort, S.C.
January 13 Moved to Fernandina, Fla.
April 12 Balance of regiment at St. Augustine, Fla.
Cos. A, B, I and K detached and moved to Hilton Head, S.C. assigned to 10th Corps for Expedition against Charleston, S. C.
June 3 Cos. A, B, I and K – Occupation of Folly Island, S.C. assigned to 2nd Brigade, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps
July 10 Companies A, B, I and K – Attack on water batteries, Morris Island, S.C. assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps
July 11
Assault on Fort Wagner

Companies A, B, I and K lost 103 casualties out of 191 officers and men engaged.

July 11-
September 7
Companies A, B, I and K – Siege of Fort Wagner assigned to 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps
August 2 Balance of regiment moved to Morris Island, S.C.
August 5 Regiment joins from St. Augustine, Fla. Assigned to 3rd Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps
September 7 Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S.C.
September Operations against Fort Sumter and against Charleston. Man Batteries Stevens, Strong, Weed and Kearney.
October 16 Moved to St. Helena Island, S.C. and assigned to St. Helena Island, S.C., 10th Corps
October 29-
November 17
Boat duty at Folly Island
November At St. Helena Island, S.C. assigned to 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps
December Assigned to St. Helena Island, S.C., 10th Corps
January 15 Veterans on furlough. The loss of over 300 veterans forced the 7th to reorganize as a battalion of four companies.
February 5-7 Moved to Jacksonville, Fla. and assigned to Hawley’s Brigade, District of Florida
February 8-28 Expedition into Central Florida assigned to 2nd Brigade, Ames’ Division, District of Florida
February 20 Battle of Olustee
February 27 Veterans return from furlough
February-April Duty at Jacksonville, Fla.
April 13-20 Moved to Gloucester Point, Va. and assigned to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
May 4-28 Butler’s operations on south side of the James and against Petersburg and Richmond assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps
May 9-10 Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church
May 10 Chester Station
May 12-16 Operations against Fort Darling
May 13 Proctor’s Creek
May 14-16
Battle of Drewry’s Bluff

The regiment lost 30 killed, 104 wounded and 69 missing.

May 16-
August 13
On the Bermuda Hundred lines
June 2 Attack on picket line
June 9 Petersburg
June 14
Bermuda Hundred

The regiment lost 25 killed or wounded and 78 captured.

June 16-17 Port Walthal
June 16 –
January 3

Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond

August 13-20 Demonstration on north side of the James
August 14-18 Battle of Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom
August 25 – September 28 In trenches before Petersburg
September 28 Moved to north side of the James
September 28-30 Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights
October 7 Darbytown and New Market Roads
October 13 Darbytown Road
October 27-28
Battle of Fair Oaks
November 2-17 Detached for duty at New York City during Presidential election of 1864
November Duty in trenches before Richmond
December Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps
January 3-15 Second expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. assigned to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Terry’s Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina
January 15
Assault and capture of Fort Fisher
January 19 Half Moon Battery
February 11 Sugar Loaf Battery
February 18 Fort Anderson
February 22 Capture of Wilmington
February 22 North East Ferry
March-June Duty at Wilmington, N. C. assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, then to Abbott’s Detached Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina
June-July At Goldsboro
July 20 Mustered out
August 11 The 7th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment was discharged at New Haven