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Ronald Slidell MacKenzie (1840-1889), 2nd Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery

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Brief History

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. [1]

For more information about the 2nd Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery and its history, see:

  • 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.

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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 4178 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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

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 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.

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).

References

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

 

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