1st Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery

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Connecticut in the Civil War

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:


Companies in the 1st Regiment Heavy Artillery

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 - Hartford, Hartford County

   Letters Home From the Civil War from The Civil War Archive.

Company B - Ansonia and Derby, New Haven County 

   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 - Suffield, Windsor Locks, and vicinity, Hartford County 

    Company "C" photos - Union Army Regimental History Index

Company D - New London County 

Company E - New Haven County

Company F - New Haven County 

Company G - Middletown, Middlesex County 

    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 - Middletown, Middlesex County 

Company I - Wolcottville, now known as Torrington, Litchfield County 

  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 - Hartford, Hartford County

Company L - Hartford, Hartford County

Company M - Bridgeport, Fairfield County 

   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


Source Material

  • 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. Adutant General's Office.  FHL Collection FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082888 (2 fiche).
  • Gravesites - Connecticut First Regiment Heavy Artillery - Roster by name, by F.W. Chesson