The Civil War in Connecticut

Connecticut 10th Infantry Regiment

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HISTORICAL NOTES: The Connecticut 10th Infantry Regiment was recruited in various counties. It left the State November 1, 1861, and proceeded to Annapolis, where it embarked with the Burnside expedition to North Carolina. It was placed in Foster's (1st) Brigade, and was engaged at Roanoke Island, its casualties in that action amounting to 6 killed and 49 wounded. Colonel Russell fell there, the first one of the Connecticut colonels killed in the war. At the battle of Kinston, N. C., -- December 14, 1862 -- the heaviest loss fell on the Tenth Connecticut, it having been entrusted with the most prominent part. It lost there 11 killed, and 39 wounded, out of 366 engaged; five line officers were killed or mortally wounded. The remarkable gallantry of the regiment in this action was publicly acknowledged at its close by General Foster, in words of extreme praise. At that battle it was in Stevenson's (2d) Brigade, Foster's (1st) Division. In April, 1864, the Tenth joined the Army of the James, and participated in all its battles. It was engaged at Deep Bottom with a loss of 8 killed, 64 wounded, and 10 missing. Major Henry W. Camp, the "Knightly Soldier," was killed at Darbytown Road. The regiment was transferred in December, to Foster's (1st) Division, Twenty-fourth Corps, in which command it took the lead in the victorious but desperate assault on Fort Gregg, its losses there amounting to 11 killed and 79 wounded. Its flag was the first on the parapet, and the gallantry displayed there by the regiment was signally acknowledged by General Gibbon, the corps commander. On the 15th of August, 1865, this regiment was mustered out in Virginia.

The 10th Connecticut Infantry Regiment lost 13 officers and 109 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 5 officers and 155 enlisted men to disease during the War.



October 22

Organized at Hartford

October 31

Left State for Annapolis, Md. and duty there


January 6

Attached to Foster's 1st Brigade, Burnside's Expeditionary Corps

January 7-
February 8

Burnside's expedition to Hatteras Inlet and Roanoke Island, N. C.

February 8

Battle of Roanoke Island

Colonel Charles L. Russell, 2 other officers and 16 enlisted men were killed, 6 officers and 31 enlisted men wounded


At Roanoke Island

March 11-13

Moved to New Berne

March 14

Battle of New Berne


Duty at New Berne. Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina

October 30-November 12

Expedition from Newberne

November 2

Action at Rawle's Mills

December 11-20

Foster's expedition to Goldsboro

December 14

Battle of Kinston

The regiment lost 11 killed and 39 wounded out of 366 engaged, including Captain H. A. Wells and Lieutenants W. W. Perkins, T. D. Hill, and J. C. Coting

December 16


December 17



January 26-29

Moved from New Berne to Hilton Head, S.C.

January 30

Camp at St. Helena Island, S.C. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of N.C.


Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Corps, Dept. of the South

March 27

At Seabrook Island, S. C,


Attached to Stevenson's Brigade, Seabrook Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. South

June 18

Skirmish Edisto Island

July 9-16

Expedition to James Island. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. South

July 16

Battle of Secessionville

July 18

Assault on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C.

July 18-September 7

Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, and against Fort Sumter and Charlestown, S.C. attached to 3rd Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps

September 7

Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg


Operations against Forts Sumter and Charlestown

October 26

Moved to St. Augustine, Fla. and attached to Dept. Sout


April 20

Ordered to Gloucester Point, Va. and attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina

May 5-28

Butler's operations on south side of the James and against Petersburg and Richmond, Va.

May 5

Occupation of Bermuda Hundred, Va.

May 7

Port Walthal Junction, Chester Station

May 12-16

Operations against Fort Darling attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps

May 14-16

Battle of Drewry's Bluff

May 17-July 21

On Bermuda Hundred front

June 2

Action Bermuda Hundred

June 9


June 16-17

Walthal Junction

June 16, 1864 -
April 2, 1865

Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond

July 27-29

Demonstration on north side of the James

July 27-28 and

August 1

Deep Bottom

The regiment lost 8 killed, 64 wounded, and 10 missing

August 14-18

Strawberry Plains

August 25-
September 27

Duty in trenches before Petersburg

September 27-28

Movement to north of James

September 28-30

Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights

October 7

Darbytown and New Market Roads

Major Henry W. Camp was killed

October 13

Reconnaissance on Darbytown Road

October 27-28

Battle of Fair Oaks

October 29

Johnston's Plantation

November 2-17

Detached for duty at New York City during Presidential election of 1864

November 17

Duty in trenches before Richmond


Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia


March 27-28

Movement to Hatcher's Run

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

April 2

Assault on and fall of Petersburg, attack on Fort Gregg

The regiment was commanded by Lt. Colonel E. D. S. Goodyear. Major Dandy and 10 other men were killed and Lt. Colonel Goodyear and 78 other men wounded. The regiment's colors were first on the parapet, and General Gibbon praised the regiment's gallantry.

April 3-9

Pursuit of Lee

April 6

Rice's Station

April 9

Appomattox C. H. Surrender of Lee and his army.

April - August

Duty at Richmond, Va., and in the Dept. of Va.


Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps

August 15

Mustered out




The roster of this regiment contains 2781 names.

Company A
Company B
Company C
Company D
Company E
Company F
Company G
Company H - Fairfield County.
Company I
Company K



    Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion

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