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Connecticut 1st Heavy Artillery Volunteer Regiment

By Wethersfield Historical Society on December 14, 2006 6:48 PM

First Connecticut Heavy Artillery Volunteer Regiment was originally in the Connecticut 4th infantry. It was one of the first regiments in the North to agree to a 3-year enlistment. There were 20 Wethersfield men in the unit. They were assigned to the Army of the Potomac. They performed significant service at Lee's assault on Fort Stedman in March of 1865 which was to be his last offensive effort of the war.


Name / Date Enlisted / Unit / Date Out / Reason Out / Comment

  1. Baker, George 8/26/64 Company B Deserted 7/2/65
  2. Berrigan, Dennis 11/19/64 Company D Deserted 8/1/65
  3. Blinn, Edgar F. 5/23/61 Company K M.O. 9/25/65 Re-enlisted 11/6/63
  4. Bowen, John P. 5/23/61 Company G Died 9/3/65, Darnstown, MD
  5. Brady, Patrick 8/30/64 Company C Died 9//3/65
  6. Cady, Henry W. From 13th Reg. 8/30/64 Company C Died 2/27/65 Fort Brady, VA
  7. Carter, James W. 12/23/64 Company H Discharged 8/7/65
  8. Gladden, Azariah 1/5/64 Company A Deserted 8/2/65
  9. Harlow, Edward From 13th Reg. 12/23/63 Company H M.O. 9/28/65
  10. Jennings, Ira 12/29/63 Company L Deserted 3/16/55 detailed as artificer 3/16/65
  11. Kellogg, Horace From 22nd Reg. 1/5/64 Company I Died 7//26/64 Regt. Hospital
  12. Kennedy, Charles 12/22/64 Company I Deserted 1/26/65
  13. Lanrty, Thomas 12/23/63 Company H M.O. 7/25/65
  14. Lewis, Henry 10/19/64 Company F M.O. 9/25/65
  15. McNamara, James 1/11/64 Company H M.O. 9/25/65
  16. Recor, Alfred H. 12/31/63 Company H M.O. 9/5/65
  17. Steele, Edward 6/1/63 Company G M.O. 9/25/65
  18. Whaples, Chas. H. 3/5/62 Company L M.O. 9/25/65 From Corp. 9/29/65, Re-enlisted 3/10/64, from Sgt. 11/26/64
  19. Wilxon, Alex, H. 1/5/64 Company F M.O. 5//24/64 From Cpl. 5/10/64 reduced at own request 2/9/65
  20. Hunt, James 11/26/64 Company G Deserted 7/29/65 See Co. B 25th


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