19th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry

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Brief History

The 19th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry was organized at Litchfield, Connecticut and was mustered in July 25 - September 9, 1862.  This regiment changed to 2nd Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery November 23, 1863.

  • The Mountain County Regiment, (accessed 9 Mar 2011).  Quoted article from "The Mountain County Regiment By W. J. Finan, Lure of the Litchfield Hills Magazine, December 1957.

Companies in the 19th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. This regiment was composed of men from all parts of Connecticut.  The following show the makeup of each Company and the towns where raised:

Litchfield, Company A: Litchfield 63, Harwinton 10, Morris 7, Washington 5, other towns 7.

Salisbury, Company B: Salisbury 43, Kent 24, Canaan 7, other 14.

Goshen, Company C: Goshen 42, Torrington 34, other 12.

Plymouth, Company D: Plymouth 53, Watertown 18, Harwinton 13, Burlington 1, Morris 1.

Winsted, Company E: Winchester 62, Norfolk 16, Barkhamsted 5, other 7.

New Hartford, Company F: New Hartford 30, Canaan 16, North Canaan 19, Colebrook 14, Barkhamsted 9.

Cornwall, Company G: Sharon 41, Cornwall 34, other 15.

New Milford, Company H: New Milford 37, Washington 21, Kent 21, Warren 5, other 3.

Woodbury, Company J: Woodbury 61, other 20.

Company K: Surplus from other companies[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).
  • Hawks Interactive, The Civil War in the East, (accessed 9 Mar 2011).  A reference guide to America's Civil War.  Timeline of the 19th Connecticut Infantry Regiment.


  1. The Mountain County Regiment : (acccessed 25 Feb 2011), http://members.skyweb.net/~channy/mcr.html.