The Civil War in Connecticut

Connecticut 11th Infantry Regiment

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HISTORICAL NOTES: The 11th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry was organized at Hartford, Connecticut and mustered in from October 24 to November 14, 1861. It left the State Dec 16, 1861, proceeding to Annapolis, where it joined the Burnside expedition to North Carolina. It was then in Parke's (3d) Brigade, Burnside's Division, with which it was present at New Berne; its casualties there were 6 killed, and 21 wounded. In July, 1862, it moved to Newport News; here the Colonel resigned, and was succeeded by Lieutenant H. W. Kingsbury, of the Fourteenth U. S. Infantry, who thereupon put the regiment in a high state of drill, discipline, and efficiency. In the meantime it had been assigned to the Ninth Corps--Harland's (2d) Brigade, Sturgis's (2d) Division with which it marched to Antietam; its losses on that field were 36 killed and 103 wounded; no missing; Colonel Kingsbury was killed there. Under Colonel Stedman the regiment was present at Fredericksburg, but was only slightly engaged. In February, 1863, the Connecticut Brigade moved to south-eastern Virginia, and the Eleventh passed that year in the vicinity of Suffolk and Norfolk, during which it was engaged in several expeditions into the enemy's country, and in some minor engagements. It reenlisted and received a large number of recruits, taking the field in 1864 with 882 enlisted men present. In the various actions at Drewry's Bluff it lost 15 killed, 65 wounded, and 127 captured; at Cold Harbor, the casualties were 12 killed, 92 wounded, and 6 missing, Major Joseph H. Converse receiving a mortal wound. The Regiment was then in the Eighteenth Corps. Colonel Stedman was killed in the trenches before Petersburg. In December, 1864, the regiment was transferred to Ripley's (1st) Brigade, Devens's (3d) Division, Twenty-fourth Corps. This regiment mustered out the 21st of December, 1865.

The 11th Connecticut Infantry lost 8 officers and 140 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 176 enlisted men by disease during the War.

ASSIGNMENTS: Williams' Brig., Burnside's N.C. Exp. Corps. April, 1862,
2 Brig., 2 Div., Dept. N.C. July, 1862,
2 Brig., 3 Div., 9 Corps, Potomac. April, 1863,
2 Brig., 2 Div., 7 Corps, Dept. Va. July, 1863,
2 Brig., Getty's Div., Portsmouth, Va., Dept. Va. and N.C. Oct., 1863,
U.S. Forces Yorktown, Va. Jany., 1864,
1 Brig. U.S. Forces Yorktown, Va. April, 1864,
2 Brig., 2 Div., 18 Corps, Army James. Oct., 1864,
Prov'l Div., Army James. Dec., 1864,
1 Brig., 3 Div., 24 Corps. July, 1865,
1st Indpt. Brig., 24 Corps. Aug., 1865, Dept. Va.


October 24 - November 14

Organized at Hartford

December 16

Left State for Annapolis, Md.


January 7-
February 8

Burnside's expedition to Hatteras Inlet and Roanoke Island, N. C. Attached to Williams' Brigade, Burnside's Expeditionary Corps.

February 8

Battle of Roanoke Island


At Roanoke Island

March 11-13

Moved to Newberne

March 14

Battle of Newberne


Duty at Newberne


Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of North Carolina

July 2

Moved to Morehead City

July 3-5

To Newport News, Va.


Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

August 1-6

Moved to Fredericksburg

August 31-September 3

Moved to Brooks' Station, then to Washington, D.C.


Maryland Campaign

September 14

Battle of South Mountain

September 16-17

Battle of Antietam

September - October

Duty at Pleasant Valley, Md.

October 27-November 19

Movement to Falmouth, Va.

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.


January 20-24

Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March"

February 6-9

Moved to Newport News, Va.

March 13

To Suffolk

April 12-May 4

Siege of Suffolk. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Va.

April 24

Edenton Road

May 3

Providence Church Road and Nansemond River

May 4

Siege of Suffolk raised

June 9-16

Reconnaissance to the Chickahominy

June 24-July 7

Dix's Peninsula Campaign

July 1-7

Expedition from White House to South Anna River


Moved to Portsmouth, Va. and attached to 2nd Brigade, Getty's Division, Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Va. and N. C.

October 1

Moved to Gloucester Point



Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. Va. and N. C.

May 4-28

Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond

May 5

Occupation of Bermuda Hundred, Va.

May 7

Port Walthal Junction, Chester Station

May 9-10

Swift Creek or Arrow field Church

May 12-16

Operations against Fort Darling

May 12-16

Battle of Drewry's Bluff

May 17-27

On Bermuda Hundred front

May 27-31

Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor

June 1-12

Battles about Cold Harbor

June 15-18

Before Petersburg

June 16 - April 2

Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond

July 30

Mine explosion Petersburg (Reserve)

August 25

On Bermuda Hundred front, attached to Provisional Division, Army of the James


On north side of the James before Richmond, attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Va.


April 3

Occupation of Richmond


Duty at Richmond and Lynchburg, Va.


Attached to 1st Independent Brigade, 24th Army Corps

December 21

Mustered out


Converse, Joseph H. Major
Horton, William E. Major
Kingsbury, Henry Walter Colonel
Kingsbury, Thomas H. C. Colonel
Matthewson, Charles Lieutenant Colonel
Mayer, Nathan Assistant Surgeon
McDonald, Henry J. Major
Moegling, William Major, Lieutenant Colonel
Rice, Randall H. Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel
Stedman, Griffin A. Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel

Roanoke Island
New Bern
South Mountain
Antietam 2nd Brigade (Harland), 3rd Division (Rodman), IX Corps
Suffolk or Fort Huger or Hill’s Point
Port Walthal
Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church
Chester Station
Cold Harbor
Petersburg Siege
Petersburg Mine or Crater


The roster of this regiment contains 3900 names.

Company A
Company B
Company C
Company D
Company E
Company F
Company G
Company H
Company I
Company K



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

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