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''[[United States|United States]] [[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]]''  
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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]]  1st Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery''  
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The 1st Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery was organized at Washington, D.C., from the 4th Connecticut Infantry.  They were mustered in January 2, 1862.  It mustered out September 25, 1865 and was discharged October 1, 1865 in Hartford, Connecticut. 
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The 1st Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery was organized at Washington, D.C., from the 4th Connecticut Infantry. They were mustered in January 2, 1862. It mustered out September 25, 1865 and was discharged October 1, 1865 in Hartford, Connecticut. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010.</ref>
  
 
For more information about the 1st Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery and its history, see:  
 
For more information about the 1st Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery and its history, see:  
  
*[http://history.rays-place.com/1st-ct-ha.htm Historical Sketch - First Connecticut Heavy Artillery], Compiled by E. B. Bennett, East Berlin, CT, or [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=780245&disp=First+Connecticut+Heavy+Artillery+%3A+hi FHL&nbsp;Collection]&nbsp;FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082905 (1 fiche).&nbsp;&nbsp;
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*[http://history.rays-place.com/1st-ct-ha.htm Historical Sketch - First Connecticut Heavy Artillery], (accessed 9 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Compiled by E. B. Bennett, East Berlin, CT, or {{FHL|780245|item|disp=FHLC Fiche 6082905}} (1 fiche).
  
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=8RgvAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA1&lpg=RA1-PA1&dq=First+Connecticut+Heavy+Artillery+Company+B&source=bl&ots=yk_saH7dYQ&sig=-_bJiiqvMc6vXw43S7R3GbQ5CiQ&hl=en&ei=LiqvTMuMOonGsAP04qz8Cw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBoQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=First%20Connecticut%20Heavy%20Artillery%20Company%20B&f=false History of the First Regiment C.V. Heavy Artillery], Written by Bvt. Brig.-Gen. Henry L. Abbot, Late Colonel First C.V. Heavy Artillery - Online Book - This book contains rosters of the Field and Staff, Non-Commissioned Staff, the Band and each Company.
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*Connecticut Artillery, 1st Regiment, ''History of the First Regiment C.V. Heavy Artillery'', (Hartford, Conn.&nbsp;: Press of the Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company, 1893).&nbsp; Available online at [http://books.google.com/books?id=8RgvAAAAYAAJ&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], &nbsp;(accessed 9 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Written by Bvt. Brig.-Gen. Henry L. Abbot, Late Colonel First C.V. Heavy Artillery.&nbsp;&nbsp;This book contains rosters of the Field and Staff, Non-Commissioned Staff, the Band and each Company.  
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unctarty.htm#1sthvy 1st Regiment Heavy Artillery], (accessed 11 April 2012).<br>
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment  ===
 
=== 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 5250 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UCT0001RAH Roster].
  
 
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always.&nbsp; After many battles, companies might be combined because so many were killed or wounded.&nbsp; Some companies also have histories recorded.&nbsp; This regiment was composed of men from all parts of Connecticut, but the companies were credited to towns and counties as follows:  
 
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always.&nbsp; After many battles, companies might be combined because so many were killed or wounded.&nbsp; Some companies also have histories recorded.&nbsp; This regiment was composed of men from all parts of Connecticut, but the companies were credited to towns and counties as follows:  
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*For more information about Company A and its men see:
 
*For more information about Company A and its men see:
  
&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.civilwararchive.com/LETTERS/letters.htm Letters Home From the Civil War] from The Civil War Archive.  
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&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.civilwararchive.com/LETTERS/letters.htm Letters Home From the Civil War], (accessed 9 Mar 2011),&nbsp; &nbsp;from The Civil War Archive.  
  
 
Company B was largely formed by men from Ansonia and Derby, [[New Haven County, Connecticut|New Haven County]].&nbsp;  
 
Company B was largely formed by men from Ansonia and Derby, [[New Haven County, Connecticut|New Haven County]].&nbsp;  
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*For more information about Company B and its history, see:
 
*For more information about Company B and its history, see:
  
&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=8RgvAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA1&lpg=RA1-PA1&dq=history+of+the+1st+regiment+c.+v.+heavy+artillery+and+of+the+siege+trains&source=bl&ots=yk_scH0iZP&sig=hHPYncJp0aGl7zTXNSP4WT44buw&hl=en&ei=Ex6yTIWAO5L0tgOIuMmcDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false History of Company "B"] - History of the First Connecticut Artillery: and of the Siege Trains of the Armies Operating Against Richmond, by Connecticut Artillery First Regiment, 1862-1865 - Online Book, See Contents, page 214.  
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&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=8RgvAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA1&lpg=RA1-PA1&dq=history+of+the+1st+regiment+c.+v.+heavy+artillery+and+of+the+siege+trains&source=bl&ots=yk_scH0iZP&sig=hHPYncJp0aGl7zTXNSP4WT44buw&hl=en&ei=Ex6yTIWAO5L0tgOIuMmcDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false History of Company "B"], (accessed 9 Mar 2011).&nbsp;&nbsp; History of the First Connecticut Artillery: and of the Siege Trains of the Armies Operating Against Richmond, by Connecticut Artillery First Regiment, 1862-1865 - Online at Google Books, See Contents, page 214.  
  
 
Company C was largely formed by men from Suffield, Windsor Locks, and vicinity, [[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford County]].&nbsp;  
 
Company C was largely formed by men from Suffield, Windsor Locks, and vicinity, [[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford County]].&nbsp;  
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*For more information about Company C and its history, see:
 
*For more information about Company C and its history, see:
  
&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://history-sites.com/~kjones/USal-in.html Company "C" photos] - Union Army Regimental History Index  
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&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://history-sites.com/~kjones/USal-in.html Company "C" photos], (accessed 9 Mar 2011).&nbsp;&nbsp; Union Army Regimental History Index  
  
 
Company D&nbsp;was largely formed by men from&nbsp;[[New London County, Connecticut|New London County]].&nbsp;  
 
Company D&nbsp;was largely formed by men from&nbsp;[[New London County, Connecticut|New London County]].&nbsp;  
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*For more information about Company G and its history, see:&nbsp;
 
*For more information about Company G and its history, see:&nbsp;
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=8RgvAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA1&lpg=RA1-PA1&dq=history+of+the+1st+regiment+c.+v.+heavy+artillery+and+of+the+siege+trains&source=bl&ots=yk_scH0iZP&sig=hHPYncJp0aGl7zTXNSP4WT44buw&hl=en&ei=Ex6yTIWAO5L0tgOIuMmcDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false History of Company "G"] - History of the First Connecticut Artillery: and of the Siege Trains of the Armies Operating Against Richmond, by Connecticut Artillery First Regiment 1862-1865 - Online Book, See page 216.  
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books?id=8RgvAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA1&lpg=RA1-PA1&dq=history+of+the+1st+regiment+c.+v.+heavy+artillery+and+of+the+siege+trains&source=bl&ots=yk_scH0iZP&sig=hHPYncJp0aGl7zTXNSP4WT44buw&hl=en&ei=Ex6yTIWAO5L0tgOIuMmcDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false History of Company "G"], (accessed 9 Mar 2011). &nbsp;History of the First Connecticut Artillery: and of the Siege Trains of the Armies Operating Against Richmond, by Connecticut Artillery First Regiment 1862-1865 - Online Book, See page 216.  
  
 
Company H was largely formed by men from Middletown, [[Middlesex County, Connecticut|Middlesex County]].&nbsp;  
 
Company H was largely formed by men from Middletown, [[Middlesex County, Connecticut|Middlesex County]].&nbsp;  
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*For more information about Company I and its history, see:&nbsp;
 
*For more information about Company I and its history, see:&nbsp;
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=8RgvAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA1&lpg=RA1-PA1&dq=history+of+the+1st+regiment+c.+v.+heavy+artillery+and+of+the+siege+trains&source=bl&ots=yk_scH0iZP&sig=hHPYncJp0aGl7zTXNSP4WT44buw&hl=en&ei=Ex6yTIWAO5L0tgOIuMmcDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false History of Company "I"] - History of the First Connecticut Artillery: and of the Siege Trains of the Armies Operating Against Richmond, by Connecticut Artillery First Regiment 1862-1865 - Online Book, See page 217.&nbsp;&nbsp;  
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&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=8RgvAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA1&lpg=RA1-PA1&dq=history+of+the+1st+regiment+c.+v.+heavy+artillery+and+of+the+siege+trains&source=bl&ots=yk_scH0iZP&sig=hHPYncJp0aGl7zTXNSP4WT44buw&hl=en&ei=Ex6yTIWAO5L0tgOIuMmcDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false History of Company "I"], (accessed 9 Mar 2011).&nbsp; &nbsp;History of the First Connecticut Artillery: and of the Siege Trains of the Armies Operating Against Richmond, by Connecticut Artillery First Regiment 1862-1865 - Online Book, See page 217.&nbsp;&nbsp;  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.civilwararchive.com/LETTERS/letters.htm Letters&nbsp;Home From the Civil War] from The Civil War Archive  
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.civilwararchive.com/LETTERS/letters.htm Letters&nbsp;Home From the Civil War], (accessed 9 Mar 2011), &nbsp;from The Civil War Archive  
  
 
Company K was largely formed by men from Hartford, [[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford County]].  
 
Company K was largely formed by men from Hartford, [[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford County]].  
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*For more information about&nbsp;Company M and its&nbsp;history, see:&nbsp;
 
*For more information about&nbsp;Company M and its&nbsp;history, see:&nbsp;
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=8RgvAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA1&lpg=RA1-PA1&dq=history+of+the+1st+regiment+c.+v.+heavy+artillery+and+of+the+siege+trains&source=bl&ots=yk_scH0iZP&sig=hHPYncJp0aGl7zTXNSP4WT44buw&hl=en&ei=Ex6yTIWAO5L0tgOIuMmcDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false History of Company "M"] - History of the First Connecticut Artillery: and of the Siege Trains of the Armies Operating Against Richmond, by Connecticut Artillery First Regiment 1862-1865&nbsp;- Online Book, See page 219<br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=8RgvAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA1&lpg=RA1-PA1&dq=history+of+the+1st+regiment+c.+v.+heavy+artillery+and+of+the+siege+trains&source=bl&ots=yk_scH0iZP&sig=hHPYncJp0aGl7zTXNSP4WT44buw&hl=en&ei=Ex6yTIWAO5L0tgOIuMmcDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false History of Company "M"], (accessed&nbsp;9 Mar 2011). &nbsp;History of the First Connecticut Artillery: and of the Siege Trains of the Armies Operating Against Richmond, by Connecticut Artillery First Regiment 1862-1865&nbsp;- Online Book, See page 219<br>
  
 
=== Company Rosters  ===
 
=== Company Rosters  ===
  
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/enlistmentcasual00horarich#page/117/mode/1up 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.&nbsp; Or [http://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&title=catalogue+connecticut+volunteer+organizations&pretitle=catalogue+connecticut+volunteer+organizations FHL&nbsp;Collection] on&nbsp;FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082886 (9 fiche)&nbsp;or FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 M2a&nbsp;.<br>
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*Morse, Horace J., ''Catalogue&nbsp;of Connecticut&nbsp;volunteer organizations,&nbsp;with&nbsp;additional&nbsp;enlistments&nbsp;and casualties to July 1, 1864.'' (Hartford&nbsp;: Press of Case, Lockwood and Company, 1864).&nbsp; Compiled From Records in the Adjutant General's Office and Published by Order of the Legislature, Available online at [http://www.archive.org/stream/enlistmentcasual00horarich#page/117/mode/1up Library Archive]. Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|221389|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 M2a}} or {{FHL|783971|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082886.}}
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*Index to Catalogue of Connecticut volunteer organizations with additional enlistments and casualties to July 1, 1864.&nbsp; Compiled from the records in the Adjutant-General's Office.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|1403192|item|disp= FHL Book 974.6 M2a index}}
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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 130. Includes index.&nbsp; Online at [http://www.archive.org/stream/connecticutvolorg00catarich#page/130/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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*Catalogue of the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, and 5th regiments, Connecticut volunteers, 1861- Connecticut. Adjutant General's Office.&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|779646|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082888.}}
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*[http://pages.cthome.net/fwc/HA1-CT.HTM Gravesites], (accessed 9&nbsp;Mar 2011).&nbsp; &nbsp;Union Army Regimental History Index - Connecticut First Regiment Heavy Artillery - Roster by name, by F.W. Chesson
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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>
  
*Index to Catalogue of Connecticut volunteer organizations with additional enlistments and casualties to July 1, 1864.&nbsp; Compiled from the records in the Adjutant-General's Office.&nbsp; FHL Collection [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.familysearch.org%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1403192&hash=Z2%252BVq1TxSXIBQIJDbkvdUCWyCJM%253D FHL Book 974.6 M2a index].&nbsp;<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>
  
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/connecticutvolorg00catarich#page/130/mode/1up 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.&nbsp; Or FHL Collection [http://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=783975&disp=Catalogue+of+Connecticut+volunteer+organ++ FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082887] (10 fiche) or [http://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=44904&disp=Catalogue+of+Connecticut+volunteer+organ++ FHL US/CAN Film 1033670 Item 1].<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>
  
*Catalogue of the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, and 5th regiments, Connecticut volunteers, 1861- Connecticut. Adutant General's Office.&nbsp; FHL&nbsp;Collection [http://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=779646&disp=Catalogue+of+the+1st%2C+2d%2C+3d%2C+4th++ FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082888] (2 fiche).
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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).
  
*[http://pages.cthome.net/fwc/HA1-CT.HTM Gravesites] - Union Army Regimental History Index - Connecticut First Regiment Heavy Artillery - Roster by name, by F.W. Chesson
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*United States. Army. Connecticut Artillery Regiment, 1st (1862-1865), ''The First Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery, in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865'', (Washington [District of Columbia]&nbsp;: Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1988). {{FHL|552782|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1486466.}}
  
=== Source Material  ===
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*Walker, Edward Ashley and United States. Army. Connecticut Artillery Regiment, 1st (1862-1865), ''Our first year of army life&nbsp;: an anniversary address, delivered to the First Regiment of Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery, at their camp near Gaines' Mills, Va., June, 1862'', (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1991). Written by the chaplain of the regiment. Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|780315|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082907.}}
  
*[http://civilwarintheeast.com/USA/CT/1CTha.php The Civil War in the East] - Timeline of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery Regiment<br>
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*Abbott, Henry L., ''Siege Artillery in the Campaigns Against Richmond'', (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1991).&nbsp; Available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|780223|item| disp= FHL US/CAN Microfiche 6082904.}}
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=552782&disp=The+First+Regiment%2C+Connecticut+Volunt++ The First Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery, in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865] - FHL&nbsp;Collection FHL US/CAN Film 1486466.
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*[http://dunhamwilcox.net/ct/waterbury_ct_cw1.htm Soldiers of Waterbury, New Haven County, in the War For the Union], (accessed 9 Mar 2011). &nbsp;History of the Soldier's Monument in Waterbury, Conn.: to which is added a list of the soldiers and sailors who went from Waterbury to fight in the war for the Union.&nbsp; Author:&nbsp; Joseph Anderson.&nbsp; Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|783966|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082879.}} or {{FHL|488789|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1685377.}}
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=780315&disp=Our+first+year+of+army+life  &columns=*,0,0 Our first year of army life : an anniversary address, delivered to the First Regiment of Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery, at their camp near Gaines' Mills, Va., June, 1862] by the chaplain of the regiment - FHL&nbsp;Collection FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082907 (1 fiche).
 
  
*[https://beta.familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.familysearch.org%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F780223&hash=Z2%252BVq1TxSXIBQIJDbkvdUCWyCJM%253D Siege Artillery in the Campaigns Against Richmond] by Henry L. Abbot.&nbsp; FHL US/CAN Microfiche 6082904.<br>
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=== References ===
  
*[http://dunhamwilcox.net/ct/waterbury_ct_cw1.htm Soldiers of Waterbury, New Haven County, in the War For the Union] - History of the Soldier's Monument in Waterbury, Conn.: to which is added a list of the soldiers and sailors who went from Waterbury to fight in the war for the Union.&nbsp; Author:&nbsp; Joseph Anderson.&nbsp; Or [http://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&title=Soldiers+of+Waterbury&pretitle=Soldiers+of+Waterbury FHL Collection] on FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082879 or FHL US/CAN Film 1685377.<br><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1289600521075_629" />
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Brief History

The 1st Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery was organized at Washington, D.C., from the 4th Connecticut Infantry. They were mustered in January 2, 1862. It mustered out September 25, 1865 and was discharged October 1, 1865 in Hartford, Connecticut. [1]

For more information about the 1st Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery and its history, see:

  • Connecticut Artillery, 1st Regiment, History of the First Regiment C.V. Heavy Artillery, (Hartford, Conn. : Press of the Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company, 1893).  Available online at Google Books,  (accessed 9 Mar 2011).  Written by Bvt. Brig.-Gen. Henry L. Abbot, Late Colonel First C.V. Heavy Artillery.  This book contains rosters of the Field and Staff, Non-Commissioned Staff, the Band and each Company.
  • The Civil War Archive section, 1st Regiment Heavy Artillery, (accessed 11 April 2012).

Companies in this Regiment

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 5250 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 were killed or wounded.  Some companies also have histories recorded.  This regiment was composed of men from all parts of Connecticut, but the companies were credited to towns and counties as follows:

Company A was largely formed by men from Hartford, Hartford County.

  • For more information about Company A and its men see:

   Letters Home From the Civil War, (accessed 9 Mar 2011),   from The Civil War Archive.

Company B was largely formed by men from Ansonia and Derby, New Haven County

  • For more information about Company B and its history, see:

   History of Company "B", (accessed 9 Mar 2011).   History of the First Connecticut Artillery: and of the Siege Trains of the Armies Operating Against Richmond, by Connecticut Artillery First Regiment, 1862-1865 - Online at Google Books, See Contents, page 214.

Company C was largely formed by men from Suffield, Windsor Locks, and vicinity, Hartford County

  • For more information about Company C and its history, see:

    Company "C" photos, (accessed 9 Mar 2011).   Union Army Regimental History Index

Company D was largely formed by men from New London County

Company E was largely formed by men from New Haven County.

Company F was largely formed by men from New Haven County

Company G was largely formed by men from Middletown, Middlesex County.

  • For more information about Company G and its history, see: 

    History of Company "G", (accessed 9 Mar 2011).  History of the First Connecticut Artillery: and of the Siege Trains of the Armies Operating Against Richmond, by Connecticut Artillery First Regiment 1862-1865 - Online Book, See page 216.

Company H was largely formed by men from Middletown, Middlesex County

Company I was largely formed by men from Wolcottville, now known as Torrington, Litchfield County.

  • For more information about Company I and its history, see: 

  History of Company "I", (accessed 9 Mar 2011).   History of the First Connecticut Artillery: and of the Siege Trains of the Armies Operating Against Richmond, by Connecticut Artillery First Regiment 1862-1865 - Online Book, See page 217.  

   Letters Home From the Civil War, (accessed 9 Mar 2011),  from The Civil War Archive

Company K was largely formed by men from Hartford, Hartford County.

Company L was largely formed by men from Hartford, Hartford County.

Company M was largely formed by men from Bridgeport, Fairfield County.

  • For more information about Company M and its history, see: 

   History of Company "M", (accessed 9 Mar 2011).  History of the First Connecticut Artillery: and of the Siege Trains of the Armies Operating Against Richmond, by Connecticut Artillery First Regiment 1862-1865 - Online Book, See page 219

Company Rosters

  • Morse, Horace J., Catalogue of Connecticut volunteer organizations, with additional enlistments and casualties to July 1, 1864. (Hartford : Press of Case, Lockwood and Company, 1864).  Compiled From Records in the Adjutant General's Office and Published by Order of the Legislature, Available online at Library Archive. Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 M2a or FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082886.
  • Index to Catalogue of Connecticut volunteer organizations with additional enlistments and casualties to July 1, 1864.  Compiled from the records in the Adjutant-General's Office.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL Book 974.6 M2a index
  • 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 130. 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.
  • Catalogue of the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, and 5th regiments, Connecticut volunteers, 1861- Connecticut. Adjutant General's Office.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082888.
  • Gravesites, (accessed 9 Mar 2011).   Union Army Regimental History Index - Connecticut First Regiment Heavy Artillery - Roster by name, by F.W. Chesson

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 Artillery Regiment, 1st (1862-1865), The First Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery, in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, (Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1988). FHL US/CAN Film 1486466.
  • Walker, Edward Ashley and United States. Army. Connecticut Artillery Regiment, 1st (1862-1865), Our first year of army life : an anniversary address, delivered to the First Regiment of Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery, at their camp near Gaines' Mills, Va., June, 1862, (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991). Written by the chaplain of the regiment. Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082907.
  • Abbott, Henry L., Siege Artillery in the Campaigns Against Richmond, (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Microfiche 6082904.

References

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