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Connecticut 5th Volunteer Regiment

By Wethersfield Historical Society on December 14, 2006 6:29 PM

DSC01975.jpgMonument to the Connecticut 5th Volunteer Regiment at Culp's Hill, Gettysburg.

Connecticut 5th Volunteer Regiment was formed from many of the men in the 90-day regiments and continued to fight throughout the war. The regiment fought against Stonewall Jackson in his valley campaign and was in the final skirmish at Chancellorsville in which Jackson was wounded by his own men and later died of complications. It also fought at Gettysburg and later transferred to Sherman's army participating in his march to the sea.

Seven Wethersfield men were in this regiment, one of whom was wounded in the Atlanta Company and later died of his wounds.

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

  1. Campbell, George 9/23/1863 Company F 6/20/1864 Wounded Peach Tree GA Died 7/28/1864 Chattanooga, TN
  2. Cavanaugh, John 8/28/1863 Company H 8/12/1865 Disc?
  3. David, Eugene 6/14/1865 Company F 6//19/1865 Transfer from 20th Regiment
  4. Jones, Charles 8/17/1863 Company G Deserted 1/16/1865
  5. Power, William 8/28/1863 Company I Deserted 10/1/1865
  6. Stoddard, Hudson H. 7/23/1861 Company C 12/5/1862 Disability Musician
  7. Williams, Charles W. 11/13/1862 Company C Deserted 1/17/1863 Orig. Conn 2nd and Conn 13th


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