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Brief History

The 7th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry was organized at New Haven, Connecticut and mustered in September 13, 1861.  This regiment was mustered out July 20, 1865 and discharged at New Haven August 11, 1865. [1]

For more information on the 7th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry and its history, see:

  • Regimental History - Walkey, Stephen, History of the Seventh Connecticut Volunteer Infantry  1861- 1865, (Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1988).   Walkley was a private in Company A, 7th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry.  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Film 1550134. or FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082921.
  • The Civil War Archive section, 7th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 12 April 2012).
  • The Wikipedia Article, 7th Connecticut Regiment Infantry, (accessed 28 November 2012).

Companies in this Regiment

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,976 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.  This regiment was composed of men from all over Connecticut.

Company A

Company B

Company C -  The Civil War Archive, Letters Home from the Civil War, (accessed 8 Mar 2011). 

Company D

Company E

Company F

Company G

Company H

Company I

Company K - For more information about Company K and its history, see:

     Tourtellotte, Jerome, A history of Company K of the Seventh Connecticut Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, (Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1978).  Compiled by Jerome Tourtellotte, a member who was second in rank in the company when the regiment left the state for the front, and second in rank in the regiment when it returned to the state for final discharge.  Incudes index.  Available at the Family History Library,  FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082920, or FHL US/CAN Film 1491100.

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 283.  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 322. 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).
  • Seventh Connecticut Infantry Regiment, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  This link describes the 7th Connecticut's part in the Battle of Olustee.  Additional links on this page give more information and photographs of the regiment; as well as additional information on this battle.
  • Tourtellotte, Jerome. A history of Company K of the Seventh Connecticut Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. (Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1978), FHL film 1491100

References

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

 

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