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Connecticut in the US Civil War (USA) 1861-1865

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  • Capt. Robert Hooker Gillett (1842 - 1865)
    Recorded as written by John Banks ; Civil War blog: Here's the front and back of a CDV of Hartford's Robert Hooker Gillette, a paymaster aboard the U.S.S. Gettysburg, who was killed when the magazine...
  • Maj. General George W. Davis, 4th Military Governor of Puerto Rico (1839 - 1918)
    George Whitefield Davis (July 26, 1839 – July 12, 1918) was an engineer and Major General in the United States Army. He also served as a military Governor of Puerto Rico and as the first milit...
  • Col. Samuel Colt (1814 - 1862)
    Samuel Colt (July 19, 1814 – January 10, 1862) was an American inventor and industrialist. He was the founder of Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company (now known as Colt's Manufacturin...
  • General William H. Russell (USA) (1809 - 1885)
    American businessman, educator, and politician William Huntington Russell was the founder of the Yale University secret society Skull and Bones. He was a descendant of several old New England families,...
  • John Bishop (1834 - 1901)
    He was sergeant of the first company that left New London in 1861 ; promoted to second lieut., 29th Conn. Vol.; was in campaign around Richmond; promoted to first lieutenant for bravery; assistant prov...

This project is used to relate all units from Connecticut who served in the Union Army.