2nd Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery
The 2nd Regiment Heavy Artillery was originally recruited as the 19th Regiment Connecticut Infantry. On the 23rd of November 1863 the regiment was changed from an infantry to an artillery organization. The regiment was finally mustered out of service on August 18, 1865, at Washington, D.C. 
For more information about the 2nd Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery and its history, see:
- Regimental History - The 2d Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery, (accessed 9 Mar 2011). Connecticut Military Department
- Vaill, Theodore F., The History of the Second Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery, Originally the Nineteenth Connecticut Volunteers, (Winsted, Conn. : Winsted Printing Co., 1868). Online at Internet Library, (accessed 9 Mar 2011). Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082910.
- Vaill, Dudley Landon, The county regiment; a sketch of the Second regiment of Connecticut volunteer heavy artillery, originally the Nineteenth volunteer infantry, in the civil war, (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991). Online at Internet Library, (accessed 9 Mar 2011). Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082909. or Computer US/CAN Desktop CD-ROM no. 2630 v. 2.
- The Civil War Archive section, 2nd Regiment Heavy Artillery, (accessed 11 April 2012).
- The Wikipedia Article, 2nd Connecticut Regiment Heavy Artillery, (accessed 28 November 2012).
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.
This regiment was composed of men from Litchfield County, Connecticut, but the companies were credited to towns in Litchfield County as follows:
Company A - Litchfield
Company B - Salisbury
Company C - Goshen
Company D - Plymouth
Company E - Winsted
Company F - New Hartford
Company G - Cornwall
Company H - New Milford
Company I - Woodbury
Company K - Made up from recruits from 25 different towns
- 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 175. 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 197. 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.
- 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).
- The Civil War in the East, (accessed 9 Mar 2011). Timeline of the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery Regiment
- Stamford Roster, (accessed 9 Mar 2011).
- 2d Connecticut Heavy Artillery Regiment Descendants Association, (accessed 9 Mar 2011).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010.