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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]]''  
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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]]  21st Regiment, Connecticut Infantry''  
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The 21st Regiment, Connecticut Infantry was organized in August of 1862 at Norwich, New London County, Connecticut and mustered in on the 5th of September.  This regiment was mustered out of service June 16, 1865.  
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The 21st Regiment, Connecticut Infantry was organized in August of 1862 at Norwich, New London County, Connecticut and mustered in on the 5th of September.&nbsp; This regiment was mustered out of service June 16, 1865. <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 21st Regiment Infantry and its history, see:  
 
For more information about the 21st Regiment Infantry and its history, see:  
  
*Regimental History - [http://books.google.com/books?id=5BhCAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:civil+intitle:war+intitle:regiment&lr=&as_brr=1&as_pt=ALLTYPES#v=twopage&q&f=false The Story of the Twenty-First Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War], by members of the regiment - Online book or [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&title=+The+Story+of+the+Twenty-First+Regiment%2C+Connecticut+Volunteer+Infantry+during+the+Civil+War&pretitle=+The+Story+of+the+Twenty-First+Regiment%2C+Connecticut+Volunteer+Infantry+during+the+Civil+War FHL&nbsp;Collection] FHL US/CAN Film 1486464 or FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082951 (6 fiche).
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*Regimental History - United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 21st, ''The Story of the Twenty-First Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, by members of the regiment'', (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1991).&nbsp; Available onine at [http://books.google.com/books?id=5BhCAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:civil+intitle:war+intitle:regiment&lr=&as_brr=1&as_pt=ALLTYPES#v=twopage&q&f=false Google Books], (accessed 9 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|784114|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082951,}} or {{FHL|553113|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Film 1486464.}}
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*The Civil War Archive section,[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unctinf3.htm#21stinf 21st Regiment Infantry], (accessed 19 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 1,549 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UCT0021RI 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 men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.&nbsp; This regiment was composed of men from all parts of Connecticut, but the majority of men in each unit resided in the following counties:  
 
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. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.&nbsp; This regiment was composed of men from all parts of Connecticut, but the majority of men in each unit resided in the following counties:  
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Company I&nbsp;was largely&nbsp;formed by&nbsp;[[Middlesex County, Connecticut|Middlesex County]].  
 
Company I&nbsp;was largely&nbsp;formed by&nbsp;[[Middlesex County, Connecticut|Middlesex County]].  
  
Company K&nbsp;was largely formed by men from&nbsp;[[Windham County, Connecticut|Windham County]].  
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Company K&nbsp;was largely formed by men from&nbsp;[[Windham County, Connecticut|Windham County]].
  
 
=== Company Rosters  ===
 
=== Company Rosters  ===
  
*[http://www.archive.org/stream/enlistmentcasual00horarich#page/646/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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*Connecticut. Adjutant General's Office, ''Catalogue of Connecticut volunteer organizations, with additional enlistments and casualties to July 1, 1864'', (Hartford, Connecticut&nbsp;: Case, Lockwood, 1864), page 646.&nbsp;&nbsp;Available&nbsp;Online at [http://www.archive.org/stream/enlistmentcasual00horarich#page/646/mode/1up Internet Archive], (accessed 8 Mar 2011).&nbsp; Also available at the Family History Library, {{FHL|221389|item|disp= FHL US/CAN Book 974.6 M2a,}} or FHL US/CAN Film 1550802.
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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 745. Includes index.&nbsp; Online at [http://www.archive.org/stream/connecticutvolorg00catarich#page/745/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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=== Other Sources  ===
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*United States. Army. ''The Story of the Twenty-First Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, 1861-1865''. (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1991). {{FHL|784114|item|disp=FHL fiche 6082951}}<br>
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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>
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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>
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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>
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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://www.archive.org/stream/connecticutvolorg00catarich#page/745/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 or [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&title=Catalogue+of+Connecticut+volunteer+organizations%3A+%28infantry%2C+cavalry%2C+and+artillery%2C%29+in+the+service+of+the+United+States%2C+1861-1865%2C+with+additional+enlistments%2C+casualties%2C+%26c.%2C+%26c.%2C+and+brief+summaries%2C+showing+the+operations+and+service+of+the+several+regiments+and+batteries&pretitle=Catalogue+of+Connecticut+volunteer+organizations%3A+%28infantry%2C+cavalry%2C+and+artillery%2C%29+in+the+service+of+the+United+States%2C+1861-1865%2C+with+additional+enlistments%2C+casualties%2C+%26c.%2C+%26c.%2C+and+brief+summaries%2C+showing+the+operations+and+service+of+the+several+regiments+and+batteries FHL Collection] FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082887 (10 fiche) or FHL US/CAN Film 1033670 Item 1.<br>
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*[http://civilwarintheeast.com/USA/CT/21CT.php The Civil War in the East], (accessed 9 Mar 2011). &nbsp;Timeline of the&nbsp;21st Connecticut Infantry Regiment
  
=== Source Material  ===
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=== References ===
  
*[http://civilwarintheeast.com/USA/CT/21CT.php The Civil War in the East] - Timeline of the&nbsp;21st Connecticut Infantry Regiment
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Brief History

The 21st Regiment, Connecticut Infantry was organized in August of 1862 at Norwich, New London County, Connecticut and mustered in on the 5th of September.  This regiment was mustered out of service June 16, 1865. [1]

For more information about the 21st Regiment Infantry and its history, see:

  • Regimental History - United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 21st, The Story of the Twenty-First Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, by members of the regiment, (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991).  Available onine at Google Books, (accessed 9 Mar 2011).  Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082951, or FHL US/CAN Film 1486464.
  • The Civil War Archive section,21st Regiment Infantry, (accessed 19 April 2012).

Companies in this Regiment

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,549 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 men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.  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 was largely formed by men from Hartford County.

Company C was largely formed by men from New London County.

Company D

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

Company F was largely formed by men from New London County.

Company G was largely formed by men from New London County.

Company H was largely formed by men from New London County.

Company I was largely formed by Middlesex County.

Company K was largely formed by men from Windham 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 646.  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 745. 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.

Other Sources

  • United States. Army. The Story of the Twenty-First Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, 1861-1865. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991). FHL fiche 6082951
  • 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).

References

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