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14th Connecticut Infantry Regiment
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14th Connecticut Infantry Regiment
Organized at Camp Foote near Hartford
Mustered in under the command of Colonel Dwight Morris
Left State for Washington, D.C. and camp at Arlington, Va.
Forced marched to Fort Ethan Allen near Chain Bridge
Moved to Rockville, Md.; Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
Battle of Antietam
The regiment was commanded by Lt. Colonel Sanford H. Perkins while Colonel Morris commanded the brigade. It lost 20 killed, 98 wounded, and 48 missing.
From the momnument at Antietam:
"Advanced to this point in a charge about 9:30 A.M., September 17th, 1862, then fell back eighty-eight yards to a cornfield fence and held position heavily engaged nearly two hours; then was sent to the support of the first brigade of its division at the Roulette Lane two hours; then was sent to the extreme left of the first division of this Corps to the support of Brooke's Brigade and at 5 P.M. was placed in support between the Brigades of Caldwell and Meagher of that Division, overlooking "Bloody Lane", holding position there until 10 A.M. of the 18th when relieved.
This monument stands on the line of Companies B and G near the left of the Regiment. In this battle the Regiment lost 38 killed and mortally wounded, 88 wounded and 21 reported missing."
Moved to Bolivar Heights near Harper's Ferry, W. Va.
Reconnaissance to Charlestown
October 30 - November 17
Advance up Loudon Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va.
Sent with brigade to Belle Plaine for guard and fatigue duty
Rejoined the division at Falmouth
Crossed into the city of Fredericksburg
Battle of Fredericksburg
Assaulted the stone wall at the foot of Marye's Hill. Lt. Colonel Perkins and Major Clark were disabled for further servce, and the regiment lost 11 killed, 87 wounded, and 22 missing.
Let Fredericksburg for camp at Falmouth
April 27-May 6
Battle of Chancellorsville
Returned to camp at Falmouth
Battle of Gettysburg
The regiment was commanded by Major Theodore G. Ellis. It brought 200 men to Gettysburg, of whom 10 were killed, 52 wounded, and 4 were missing. The 14th captured the colors of both the 1st and 14th Tennessee Infantry at the height of Pickett's Charge, as those units made it to the Union line north of The Angle.
From the monument at Gettysburg:
"The 14th C.V. reached the vicinity of Gettysburg at evening July 1st, 1863, and held this position July 2nd, 3rd and 4th. The regt. took part in the repulse of Longstreet's grand charge on the 3rd, capturing in their immediate front more than 200 prisoners and five battle-flags. They also, on the 3rd, captured from the enemy's sharp-shooters the Bliss buildings in their far front, and held them until ordered to burn them. Men in action 160, killed and wounded 62."
Pusuit of Lee
Moved via Harpers Ferry and Loudon Valley to Catlett's Station, Virginia
First reinforcement of recruits, conscripts and substitutes
Original state flag, too tattered by battle damage to unfurl, is replaced by state
August 31 - September 3
Expedition to Harwood Church
Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan via Culpepper and Cedar Mountain
Two deserters from the recent reinforcement of substitutes shot for desertion in the presence on the division
Action at Auburn and Bristoe Station
Skirmish at Blackburn's Ford
Advance to line of the Rappahannock
Near Stevensburg, Va.
November 26 - December 2
Mine Run Campaign
Returned to camp near Stevensburg
Winter quarters at Stony Mountain
Demonstration on the Rapidan, Battle of Morton's Ford. Under Lt. Colonel Samuel A. Moore the regiment forded the icy river under fire of artillery and infantry, followed by a nightime hand-to-hand fight, losing 6 killed, 90 wounded, and 19 missing
Became part of 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps
At Stevensburg, Va.
Campaign from the Rapidan to the James
Crossed the Rapidan
Battles of the Wilderness
Spotsylvania C. H.
Assault on the Salient, Spotsylvania C. H.
North Anna River
Line of the Pamunkey
Crossed James River
Siege of Petersburg begins
Jerusalem Plank Road
Demonstration on north side of the James River at Prince George Court House
Expedition to Deep Bottom
Strawberry Plains, Second expedition to Deep Bottom
Raid and destruction of Weldon Railroad
The regiment was under fire from three directions, and fought for some time from both sides of their breastworks.
15 - 24
Expedition to Prince George Courthouse
Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run
Duty at Fort McGilvery
Moved left to relieve Ninth Corps
Moved left to to relieve 5th Corps
Encamped near Fort Clark. The regiment by this time was reduced to 180 men fit for duty, and was armed with Sharps rifles.
Watkins' House - demonstration on left of Second Corps line , capturing the enemy's work and about 70 prisoners.
March 28-April 9
Assault on and fall of Petersburg
High Bridge and Farmville
Appomattox C. H. Surrender of Lee and his army.
April 14 - May 2
At Burkesville, guarding captured stores
Moved to Washington, D.C. The regiment led the 2nd Corps in its march through Richmond.
Old members mustered out
Mustered out. Veterans and recruits transferred to 2nd Conn. Heavy Artillery
Began journey home
Regiment reaches Hartford