1st Regiment, Connecticut Infantry

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Brief History

The 1st Regiment was organized at Hartford, Connecticut and mustered in April 22, 1861.  The regiment was mustered out of service at New Haven, July 31, 1861. [1]

For more information about the 1st Regiment Infantry and its history, see:

Companies in the 1st Infantry Regiment

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 972 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always.  This regiment was composed of men from all parts of Connecticut: 

Infantry Company A was largely formed by men from Hartford and New Haven Counties. 

Infantry Company B was largely formed by men from Hartford and New Haven Counties.

Infantry Company C was largely formed by men from Hartford County

Infantry Company D was largely formed by men from New Haven County

Infantry Company E was largely formed by men from Fairfield County

  • For more information about Company E and its history, see: 

     The Three Month Men, (accessed 8 Mar 2011), from the journal of Pvt. Horace Purdy.

Infantry Company F was largely formed by men from New Haven County

Infantry Company G was largely formed by men from Hartford County

Infantry Company H was largely formed by men from Fairfield County

Rifle Company A was largely formed by men from Hartford County

Rifle Company B was largely formed by men from Fairfield County

Company Rosters

  • Adjutant General's Office, United States Army.  Connecticut Infantry Regiment 1,2,3,4, and 5th. Catalogue of the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, and 5th regiments, Connecticut volunteers, 1861, (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991). Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082888.
  • 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 10.  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 12. Includes index.  Online at Internet Archives. Also available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082887. (10 fiche) orFHL 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).
  • Civil War Graves, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  First Connecticut Regiment - Roster by Name and Roster by Unit
  • Connecticut 1st Regiment, Stamford Roster, (accessed 8 Mar 2011).  The Stamford Historical Society, Inc.
  • United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. CONNECTICUT 1st Cavalry 1st Heavy Artillery 2nd Heavy Artillery 1st-3rd Independent Battery, Light Artillery 1st Infantry, 3 months, 1861-3rd Infantry 5th Infantry 6th Infantry. (Washington, District of Columbia : The National Archives, 1964), FHL film 1488457.

References

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