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Brief History

The 14th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry was organized at Hartford, Connecticut and was mustered in the 23rd of August, 1862. Before this regiment was mustered out of service May 31, 1865 a few veterans and recruits were transferred to 2nd Regiment Connecticut Heavy Artillery, (9 Mar 2011). [1]

For more information on the 14th Regiment Infantry and its history, see:

Regiment History - Page, Charles D., History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, (Meriden, Conn. : The Horton Printing Co., 1906).  Available online at Internet Archive, (accessed 9 Mar 2011).

Companies in this Regiment

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,513 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:

Company A was largely formed by men from Fairfield County.

Company B was largely formed by men from Middlesex County.

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

Company D was largely formed by men from Tolland County.

Company E

Company F was largely formed by men from Hartford County.

Company G -  Company G, 14th Connecticut Regiment - Original Photos, History, Biographies

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

Company I

Company K

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 491.  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 566. 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

  • 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).
  • Fiske, Samuel Wheelock. (Mr. Dunn Browne's experiences in the army.(Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL Fiche 6082931
  • Goddard, Henry P. (Henry Perkins). 14th C.V. : regimental reminiscences of the war of the rebellion. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL fiche 6082932 and Memorial of deceased officers of the Fourteenth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL fiche 6082943
  • Page, Charles D. (Charles Davis). History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL fiche 6082934
    and (Gaithersburg, Maryland : Ron R. Van Sickle Military Books, 1987), FHL book 974.6 M2
  • Stevens, Henry S., and United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 14th (1862-1865), Address delivered at the dedication of monument of the 14th Conn. Vols. at Gettysburg, Penn., July 3d, 1884. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991). Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082935. and Souvenir of excursion to battlefields by the Society of the Fourteenth Connecticut Regiment and reunion at Antietam, September, 1891 : with history and reminiscences of battles and campaigns of the regiment on the fields revisited. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL fiche 6082936
  • Stevens, John W. A descriptive account of the life and experience of John W. Stevens in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., from October 29th, 1864 to March 12, 1865. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL fiche 6082937.
  • United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 8th, 11th, 14th and 16th, (1861-1865), Souvenir of excursion to Antietam and dedication of monuments of the 8th, 11th, 14th and 16th regiments of Conn. volunteers, (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991). Pref. written by Walter J. Yates.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082922.

References

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

 

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