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Brief History

The 25th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry was organized at Hartford, Connecticut and mustered in November 11, 1862.  This regiment was mustered out the 26th of August, 1863. [1]

For more information about the 25th Regiment Infantry and its history, see:

  • Regimental History - Bissell, George P., The Twenty-fifth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion, (Rockville, Conn. : Press of the Rockville Journal, 1913).   Available online at Google Books.  
  • The Civil War Archive section, 25th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 19 April 2012).

Companies in this Regiment

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 965 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

Company C was largely formed by men from Hartford County.

Company D was largely formed by men from Tolland County.

Company E was largely formed by men from Hartford County.

Company F

Company G

Company H

Company I was largely formed by men from Hartford County.

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 730.  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 822. 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.
  • Bissell, George P. The Twenty-fifth regiment Connecticut volunteers in the war of the rebellion : history, reminiscences, description of Battle of Irish Bend, carrying of pay roll, roster. (Salt Lake City : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2012), FHL Digital Version
  • Dewey, Daniel Perkins and United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 25th, A Memorial of Lt. Daniel Perkins Dewey, of the Twenty-Fifth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991). FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082957.
  • 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).
  • McManus, Thomas. Battle of Irish Bend : interesting reminiscences of that terrible combat : the horrors of war graphically pictured : an address given before the people of St. Patrick's Church, Collinsville, April 23, 1891.(Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL fiche 6082958 and Battle fields of Louisiana revisited a second time. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL fiche 6082959 and Twenty-Fifth regiment : battle fields revisited. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL fiche 6082960

References

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

 

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