The next morning it was too much for us so most of us straggled into the city and bought breakfast, some went without, regiment left but left 37 behind and picked up and sent on 2 days later, forgot to tell you of an accident when we were going on the boat at New York, our man from Woblaraville fell down and they thought he was dead, later it was said he had a fit and was left behind at Jersey City. At a stopping place one of the regiment fell from the cards and broke his leg, was with Comwall Co, he was left behind, we are not guarding the city of Alexandria, on guard all night and then relieved by a Mass regiment, on hill in back of camp, in any direction you look you see a camp of a fort it seems as though there is no end to the men here, always stragglers. CT; Enlisted on 8/7/1862 as a Private.
On 9/11/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. He was Killed on 6/1/1864 at Cold Harbor, VA Promotions: Corpl 2/13/1864. Organized at Litchfield July 25 to September 9, 1862.
Left State for Washington, D. Attached to Slough's Brigade, District of Alexandria, Defenses of Washington, to January, 1863. Tyler's Command, Arery, District of Alexandria, Military District of Washington, and 22nd Army Corps, Dept.
Of Washington, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to November, 1863. Guard and patrol duty at Alexandria, Va.
Garrison duty at Fort Worth May, and at redoubts near Fort Lyon November. "B, " "F" and "G" at Fort Ellsworth. Designation of Regiment changed to 2nd Connecticut Heavy Arery November 23, 1863.
The 19th Connecticut Infantry was mustered in on July 25, 1862. It was sent to Washington, D. In September, Wessells resigned due to ill health and Kellogg was promoted to colonel in his place. The regiment was reorganized as a heavy artillery regiment on November 23, 1863, although it fought as infantry throughout the war. Monument at Cold Harbor battlefield.
In May 1864, the 2nd was sent to the Army of the Potomac. Where it was assigned to the Second Brigade, First Division, VI Corps. It suffered its first loss during skirmish duty along the North Anna River. The 2nd Connecticut's first battle was at Cold Harbor.
On June 1, 1864, where it suffered 323 men killed or wounded, including Kellogg dead with two bullets to the head. It managed to capture 300 prisoners and it briefly reached the Confederate breastworks, but Confederate fire was too heavy for the regiment to maintain its position. Major James Hubbard declined promotion to command of the regiment, so Ranald S. Was transferred from the engineers to take command.
The regiment participated in the beginning stages of the Siege of Petersburg. It was transferred to the VI Corps. To participate in the 1864 Shenandoah Campaign. During which it suffered heavy losses.In December, the regiment was sent back to the Army of the Potomac. Mackenzie was promoted to brigadier general.
On December 28, and Hubbard was promoted to colonel a week later. It fought in the breakthrough at Petersburg.
After the surrender at Appomattox Court House. The 2nd was sent to North Carolina to assist Maj.
In forcing the surrender of the Army of Tennessee. In May, the remaining members of the 14th Connecticut Infantry.
Were assigned to the regiment. After participating in the Grand Review, the regiment garrisoned several forts around Washington.
The 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery was mustered out on September 5, 1865, with only 183 original men who served with the 19th Connecticut remaining. For all Civil War and paper items. It depends on to what country.We suggest you bookmark it so you can easily come back to our listings at any time. We are a member of the Manuscript Society, the Confederate Stamp Alliance, and life member of the American Philatelic Society. The item "Civil War Soldier Letter A Jones 19th CT Camp near Alexandria Sept 23, 1862" is in sale since Sunday, February 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail".
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Paper: Alexandria Virginia