1st Squadron, Connecticut Cavalry

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1st Squadron, Connecticut Cavalry

Brief History

  • This unit mustered in August 1861.  The squadron was almost immediately consolidated with the Second New York, otherwise known as the "Harris Light Cavalry."  No muster-rolls or reports from these companies were forwarded to the Adjutant-General of Connecticut during all their term of service, consequently no records are now in possession of the State from which an adequate account of their service can be obtained. [1]

For more information about the 1st Squadron, Connecticut Cavalry and its history, see:

Companies in this Squadron

  • Companies of the 1st Squadron, Connecticut Cavalry

The Squadron was composed of men from all parts of Connecticut, but the majority was from Hartford County.

     Company A - known as Company C, New York 2d Cavalry

     Company B - known as Company D, New York 2d Cavalry

Company Rosters

  • Connecticut. Adjutant General's Office, Catalogue of Connecticut volunteer organizations, with additional enlistments and casualties to July 1, 1864, (Hartford, Connecticut : Case, Lockwood, 1864), page 66.  Available Online at Internet Archive, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 M2a, or FHL US/CAN Film 1550802.
  • Adjutant General's Office, Catalogue of Connecticut volunteer organizations : (infantry, cavalry, and artillery,) in the service of the United States, 1861-1865, with additional enlistments, casualties, &c., &c., and brief summaries, showing the operations and service of the several regiments and batteries, (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), page 60. Includes index.  Online at Internet Archive, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082887. or FHL US/CAN Film 1033670 Item 1.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Connecticut in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Connecticut in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Connecticut, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Footnote.com, (accessed 2 Apr 2011).  (A subscription website, but is available for use at the Family History Library and some Family History Centers). It has digital Civil War soldier service records and brief regiment histories (located at the bottom of some of the muster rolls).
  • Connecticut. Adjutant General's Office, and United States. Army. Connecticut Cavalry Squadron, Battalion and Regiment, 1st (1863-1864),   The Connecticut Cavalry Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 containing the history and complete rosters of the First Squadron and of the First Regiment, C.C.V., (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991).  "Reprinted by permission of the Adjutant-General from The record of Connecticut men in the army and navy in the war of the rebellion, 1861-1865, published by order of the state in 1889".    Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082892.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010.