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Connecticut 2nd Heavy Artillery Volunteer Regiment

By Wethersfield Historical Society on December 14, 2006 6:49 PM

Second Connecticut Heavy Artillery Volunteer Regiment was organized as the 19th Infantry Regiment and was changed to Heavy Artillery in November of 1865. In May of 1864 General Grant decided that he needed Infantry more than heavy artillery and changed their function back but not the name. They were assigned to one of the best brigadier generals, Emery Upton, and fought in many of the key battles in the east. There were seven Wethersfield men in this unit.

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

  1. Cummings, Henry 1/4/64 Company K Deserted 2/6/64
  2. Harris, Charles 2/13/64 ? Not taken on rolls
  3. Joy, William E. 2/12/64 Company M Deserted 2/21/64
  4. Johnson, William 1/4/64 Company A M.O. 8/18/65
  5. Southergill, Francis 1/5/64 Company H 1/30/65 Trans. Tp 19th Reg. Vrs. WD 6/3/64 Cold Harbor, M.O. 9/6/65
  6. Steele, John W. 5/30/65 Company C Des. 7/30/65 from 14th
  7. Travers, William 2/8/64 Company L Trans to 19th Co 2nd Batt. V.R.C. 1/19/65 Disc. Disab. 5/31/65

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