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Connecticut 8th Volunteer Regiment

By Wethersfield Historical Society on December 14, 2006 6:32 PM

Connecticut 8th Volunteer Regiment contained 18 Wethersfield men including Chaplain John Morris who later co-authored a book on the war. Their fiercest fighting was at Antietam where Morris was said to have picked up a gun in the heat of the battle and at Cold Harbor where 2 Wethersfield men were killed and one was wounded.


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

  1. Barton, James 11/21/64 Company A 6/9/65 Deserted
  2. Clarkson, John 11/21/64 Company D 4/14/65 Deserted
  3. Clifford, John 11/18/64 Company D 12/8/68 Deserted
  4. Crowe, Patrick 7/21/64 Company D 12/6/65 M.O.
  5. Kelley, Michael 9/3/63 Company C 5/7/64 W.D.
  6. Kergresser, John L. 9/3/63 Company A 5/7/64 W.D. Waltham Junction, VA Deserted 2/7/65
  7. Lewis, George 2/20/64 Company D Disc. 3/9/64
  8. Linemeyer, Frederick 9/4/63 Company F 9/29/64 Deserted
  9. Long, William 2/20/64 Company B Killed 6/2/64 - Cold Harbor
  10. Morgan, Guy S. 9/25/61 Company A Trans. Form 3rd Disc. 2/4/63?
  11. Morris, John M. 4/26/62 9/29/63 Res. Chaplin
  12. Moor, James 9/9/63 Company I Deserted 10/7/63
  13. Phelan, John 3/17/64 Company A Killed 6/9/64 - Cold Harbor
  14. Simpson, David 9/5/63 Company F? Trans. To Navy 5/3/64
  15. Smith, John 9/5/63 Company F? W.D. Cold Harbor 6/3//64 Deserted 8/17/64
  16. Snyder, Joel 8/28/64 Company A Disc. 10/20/65
  17. Wales, Francis 9/1/63 Company D Shot for desertion 9/9/63
  18. Williams, Michael 11/19/64 Company I Deserted 6/17/65


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