21st Regiment, Connecticut Infantry

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United States Gotoarrow.png U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png Connecticut Gotoarrow.png Connecticut Military Records Gotoarrow.png Connecticut in the Civil War  Gotoarrow.png  21st Regiment, Connecticut Infantry

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.

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.

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 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.

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