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19th Connecticut Infantry Regiment

The 19th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

19th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry
ActiveJuly 25, 1862 - November 23, 1863
CountryUnited States



The 19th Connecticut Infantry was organized beginning July 25, 1862, and continued through September 9, 1862, at Litchfield, Connecticut, under the command of Colonel L. W. Wessells.

The regiment was attached to Slough's Brigade, District of Alexandria, Defenses of Washington, to January 1863. Tyler's Command, District of Alexandria, Military District of Washington, and XXII Corps, Department of Washington, to April 1863. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, XXII Corps, to November 1863.

The 19th Connecticut Infantry ceased to exist on November 23, 1863, when it was redesignated as the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery.

Detailed serviceEdit

Left Connecticut for Washington, D.C., September 15. Guard and patrol duty at Alexandria, Virginia, January 12, 1863. Garrison duty at Fort Worth (Virginia) in May 1863. At redoubts near Fort Lyon, November 1863. Companies B, F, and G served at Fort Ellsworth.


Casualties for the regiment during its brief time as an infantry have not been located.


  • Colonel L. W. Wessells
  • Colonel Elisha W. Kellogg

See alsoEdit


  • Bissell, Lewis. The Civil War Letters of Lewis Bissell: A Curriculum (Washington, DC: Field School Educational Foundation Press), 1981.
  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  •   This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.