Fair Haven in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
The Connecticut Twenty-Ninth Colored Regiment, C. V. Infantry
Bronze relief depicting soldiers in battle beneath the regimental colors of the "29th Reg't Connecticut Volunteers - QUI TRANSTULIT SUSTINE."
New Market Road - October 13, 1864
Darbytown Road - October 13, 1864
Kell House/Fair Oaks - October 27-28, 1864
Chaffins Farm - September 29, 1864
Petersburg - September 24, 1864
Richmond - September 29, 186
Officers Died of Disease - 1
Officer Killed or Mortally Wounded - 1
Enlisted Men Killed or Mortally Wounded - 44
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident - 152
[Center obelisk, south face:]
History of the Regiment
Recruiting for the 29th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers Colored began early in the autumn of 1863. Most of the men came to the regiment for training at a place called Grapevine Point, now called Criscuolo Park. This park is located at East Chapel Street and James Street.
The 29th Connecticut was organized at Fair Haven and mustered in on 8 March 1863. On this date the regiment was formally mustered in to the service of the United States. On March 4th Lt. Colonel William B. Wooster, formerly of the 20th Connecticut Volunteers assumed command of the regiment. On March 19th the regiment formed in line, and after the presentation
Moved from Beaufort, SC to Bermuda Hundred, VA 8-13 August 1864. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond 13 August 1864 to 2 April 1865.
[Center obelisk, east face:]
Image of two Colored sergeants at parade rest with "Freedom Trail" lantern logo.
[Center obelisk, north face:]
Dedicated by the Descendants of the Connecticut 29th Colored Regiment, C.V. Infantry, 2008.
Erected 2008 by Descendants of the Connecticut 29th Colored Regiment, C.V. Infantry.
Location. 41° 18.19′ N, 72° 54.264′ W. Marker is in Fair Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is on Chapel Street west of James Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Haven CT 06513, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 11th Ward Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); deLauzun Encampment (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Memory of Our Classmates Memorial Playground (approx. ¾ mile away); St. Stanislaus Servicemen (approx. 0.8 miles away); 32nd Ward World War I Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mr. Richard Perry Home Site (approx. 1.1 miles away); “Make Us Free” (approx. 1.1 miles away).
More about this marker. The 29th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers Memorial is in the northwest corner of Crisuolo Park (a.k.a. Quinnipiac Park) off Chapel Street. The park is just east of the Mill River and north of the Quinnipiac. It is accessible from northbound I-91 off exit 5 (State Street) via James Street.
Also see . . .
1. State History of the 29th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. (Submitted on July 8, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Descendants of the Connecticut 29th. memorial dedication ceremony. (Submitted on July 8, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Connecticut Freedom Trail. (Submitted on July 8, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. U.S. Colored Troops USCT 29th
Categories. • African Americans • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,963 times since then and 146 times this year. Last updated on October 7, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 8, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.