16th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry

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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.

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

Companies in this Regiment

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

  • 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 (1869) by Connecticut. Adjutant-General's Office; Ingersoll, Colin M. (Colin Macrae), 1819-1904 - Online Book.  Or FHL Collection FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082887 (10 fiche) or FHL US/CAN Film 1033670 Item 1.

Source Material

  • 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, by Sergeant William H. Relyea and John M. Priest.  This book can be found at www.worldcat.org.