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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Connecticut|Connecticut]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Connecticut Military Records|Connecticut Military Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Connecticut in the Civil War|Connecticut in the Civil War]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  16th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry''
*Mustered out June 24, 1865.  
 
*Organized at Hartford.  
 
*Regimental History - [http://www.gutenberg.org/files/31867/31867-h/31867-h.htm History of the Sixteenth Connecticut Volunteers], by B.F. Blakeslee - Online book
 
  
The regiment was composed of men from all parts of Connecticut, but the majority of men in each unit resided in the following counties:  
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=== Brief History - "The Plymouth Pilgrims"  ===
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The 16th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry was organized at Hartford, Connecticut and mustered in on the 24th of August, 1862.&nbsp; This regiment was mustered out of service June 24, 1865. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010.</ref>
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For more information about the 16th Regiment Infantry and its history, see:
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*Regimental History - Blakeslee, B.F., ''History of the Sixteenth Connecticut Volunteers,'' (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1991). &nbsp;Available online at&nbsp;[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/31867/31867-h/31867-h.htm Project Gutenberg], (accessed 9 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|784082|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082941,}} or {{FHL|479261|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1685391.}}
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unctinf3.htm#16thinf 16th Regiment Infantry], (accessed 19 April 2012).
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=== Companies in this Regiment  ===
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,556 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UCT0016RI Roster].
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Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded.&nbsp; This regiment was composed of men from all parts of Connecticut, but the majority of men in each unit resided in the following counties:  
  
 
Company A  
 
Company A  
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Company C  
 
Company C  
  
Company D -&nbsp;Hartford&nbsp;County  
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Company D was largely formed by men from&nbsp;[[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford&nbsp;County]].
  
 
Company E  
 
Company E  
  
Company F -&nbsp;Hartford&nbsp;County  
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Company F&nbsp;was largely formed by men from&nbsp;[[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford&nbsp;County]].
  
 
Company G  
 
Company G  
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Company I  
 
Company I  
  
Company K - Hartford County
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Company K was largely formed by men from [[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford County]].
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=== Company Rosters  ===
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*[http://pages.cthome.net/fwc/16-CT.HTM Graves of the 16th Connecticut Regiment], (accessed 9 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Roster by Name and Roster by Company
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*[http://www.factasy.com/civil_war/node/1890 The 16th Connecticut Regiment Volunteer Infantry], (accessed 9 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Roster
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*Connecticut. Adjutant General's Office, ''Catalogue of Connecticut volunteer organizations, with additional enlistments and casualties to July 1, 1864'', (Hartford, Connecticut&nbsp;: Case, Lockwood, 1864), page 551.&nbsp;&nbsp;Available&nbsp;Online at [http://www.archive.org/stream/enlistmentcasual00horarich#page/551/mode/1up Internet Archive], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|221389|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 M2a,}} or FHL US/CAN Film 1550802.
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*Adjutant General's Office, ''Catalogue of Connecticut volunteer organizations&nbsp;: (infantry, cavalry, and artillery,) in the service of the United States, 1861-1865, with additional enlistments, casualties, &amp;c., &amp;c., and brief summaries, showing the operations and service of the several regiments and batteries, ''(Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1991), page 641. &nbsp;Includes index.&nbsp; Online at [http://www.archive.org/stream/connecticutvolorg00catarich#page/641/mode/1up Internet Archive], (accessed 8 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|783975|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082887.}} or {{FHL|44904|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1033670 Item 1.}}
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=== Other Sources  ===
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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).<br>
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
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*[[Connecticut in the Civil War|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. <br>
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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. <br>
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*[http://www.footnote.com Footnote.com], (accessed 2&nbsp;Apr&nbsp;2011).&nbsp;&nbsp;(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).
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*[http://civilwarintheeast.com/USA/CT/16CT.php The Civil War in the East], (accessed 9 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Timeline of the 16th Connecticut Infantry Regiment
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*United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 16th (1862-1865),&nbsp; ''Sixteenth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers excursion and reunion at Antietam Battlefield, September 17, 1889'', (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1991). includes a description of activities of the 16th Connecticut Infantry Regiment in the following battles or localities: Antietam, Md.; Fredericksburg, Va.; Suffolk, Va.; Plymouth, N.C.- Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|780759|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082940.}}
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*Relyea, William H. and Priest, John M.,''16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry'', (Shippensburg, Pa.&nbsp;: Bird Street Press, 2002).&nbsp;&nbsp;This book can be found&nbsp;at [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_bks&q=16th+Connecticut+Volunteer+Infantry%2C&fq=dt%3Abks worldcat.org].
  
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*United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 8th, 11th, 14th and 16th, (1861-1865), ''Souvenir of excursion to Antietam and dedication of monuments of the 8th, 11th, 14th and 16th regiments of Conn. volunteers'', (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1991). Pref. written by Walter J. Yates.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|780540|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082922.}}
  
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/enlistmentcasual00horarich#page/n3/mode/2up Catalogue&nbsp;of Connecticut&nbsp;volunteer organizations,&nbsp;with&nbsp;additional&nbsp;enlistments&nbsp;and casualties] to July 1, 1864. Compiled From Records in the Adjutant General's Office and Published by Order of the Legislature, by Horace J. Morse - Adjutant General - Online Book
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=== References ===
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/connecticutvolorg00catarich#page/n7/mode/2up Catalogue of Connecticut volunteer organizations ]: (infantry, cavalry, and artillery,) in the service of the United States, 1861-1865, with additional enlistments, casualties, &amp;c., &amp;c., and brief summaries, showing the operations and service of the several regiments and batteries (1869) by Connecticut. Adjutant-General's Office; Ingersoll, Colin M. (Colin Macrae), 1819-1904 - Online Book
 
*[http://pages.cthome.net/fwc/16-CT.HTM Graves of the 16th Connecticut Regiment] - Roster by Name and Roster by Company&nbsp;
 
*Regimental Timeline - [http://civilwarintheeast.com/USA/CT/16CT.php 16th Connecticut Infantry Regiment] - The Civil War in the East
 
*[http://www.factasy.com/civil_war/node/1890 The 16th Connecticut Regiment Volunteer Infantry] - Roster
 
*16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, by Sergeant William H. Relyea and John M. Priest.&nbsp;&nbsp;This book can be found&nbsp;at [http://www.worldcat.org www.worldcat.org].
 
  
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Also see [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Connecticut_in_the_Civil_War Connecticut in the Civil War].
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Brief History - "The Plymouth Pilgrims"

The 16th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry was organized at Hartford, Connecticut and mustered in on the 24th of August, 1862.  This regiment was mustered out of service June 24, 1865. [1]

For more information about the 16th Regiment Infantry and its history, see:

Companies in this Regiment

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,556 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded.  This regiment was composed of men from all parts of Connecticut, but the majority of men in each unit resided in the following counties:

Company A

Company B

Company C

Company D was largely formed by men from Hartford County.

Company E

Company F was largely formed by men from Hartford County.

Company G

Company H

Company I

Company K was largely formed by men from Hartford County.

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 551.  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 641.  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).
  • United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 16th (1862-1865),  Sixteenth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers excursion and reunion at Antietam Battlefield, September 17, 1889, (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991). includes a description of activities of the 16th Connecticut Infantry Regiment in the following battles or localities: Antietam, Md.; Fredericksburg, Va.; Suffolk, Va.; Plymouth, N.C.- Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082940.
  • Relyea, William H. and Priest, John M.,16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, (Shippensburg, Pa. : Bird Street Press, 2002).  This book can be found at worldcat.org.
  • United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 8th, 11th, 14th and 16th, (1861-1865), Souvenir of excursion to Antietam and dedication of monuments of the 8th, 11th, 14th and 16th regiments of Conn. volunteers, (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991). Pref. written by Walter J. Yates.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082922.

References

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