Annals of Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, in the Great Rebellion of 1861-65


The state of Connecticut furnished nearly fifty-five thousand men to serve the Union in the Civil War. This book is intended to present the military records of those who went from the town of Norwich (over 1,300 in the Army and about 90 in the Navy). In addition, it gives an account of what was done at home in Norwich by the citizens and the town in its corporate capacity during the same period. The book has about two dozen chapters, and proceeds through the main milestones of the Civil War, but from a Norwich perspective, giving details of formations of companies and regiments, and raising of funds to buy uniforms to outfit them, as well as contributions during the war of food and other supplies. There is a muster roll of soldiers in three months' service; first, second and third companies; and an account of the call for three years' men. The book discusses units of the fourth (later first artillery), fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, eighteenth, twenty-first, twenty-sixth and thirtieth regiments, as well as the first Connecticut Cavalry and the various Naval flotillas and the four blockading squadrons. There is an index of Norwich residents and an index of battles and military engagements, as well as a 14-page roll of honor, and a general muster roll of all Norwich soldiers listing about a thousand names.

Malcolm McG. Dana

(1873, 1998), 2023, 5½x8½, paper, index, 426 pp

ISBN: 9780788408380