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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  ===

Revision as of 23:05, 19 November 2010

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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. 

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

  • 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.

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 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 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" - 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.

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 - 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" - 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" - 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 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" - 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

  • 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.  FHL Collection FHL Book 974.6 M2a index
  • Catalogue of the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, and 5th regiments, Connecticut volunteers, 1861- Connecticut. Adjutant General's Office.  FHL Collection FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082888 (2 fiche).
  • Gravesites - Union Army Regimental History Index - Connecticut First Regiment Heavy Artillery - Roster by name, by F.W. Chesson

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