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

  • 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.

Source Material

  • 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.