Litchfield in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Site of Recruiting Tent
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 41° 44.822′ N, 73° 11.37′ W. Marker is in Litchfield, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of East Street (Connecticut Route 202) and North Street (Connecticut Route 63), on the left when traveling west on East Street. Located on the Litchfield Town Green. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Litchfield CT 06759, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Litchfield Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Litchfield Soldiers Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Litchfield Vietnam War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Litchfield World War II Monument (a few steps from this marker); Site of Church of Lyman Beecher (within shouting distance of this marker); Litchfield Korean War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Litchfield World War I MonumentLitchfield (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Litchfield.
Regarding Site of Recruiting Tent.
The 19th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry was organized at Litchfield, July to September, 1862. Assigned to guard and patrol duty at Alexandria, Va. and garrison duty at Fort Worth, Fort Lyon and Fort Ellsworth.
In November, 1863 the designation of the regiment was changed to 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery.
After joining the Army of the Potomac, saw action at Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna River, Hanover Court House, Cold Harbor, Petersburg.
Participated in the repulse of Early's attack on Washington July, 1864, and then was part of Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August to December, 1864. Saw action at the Battles of Opequan, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, New Market, Cedar Creek and the siege and fall of Petersburg.
The regiment was at Appomattox Court House and the surrender of Lee and his army in April, 1865. Mustered out August 18, 1865.
During service the regiment lost 12 Officers and 242 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 171 Enlisted men by disease. Total 427.
From the The Civil War Archive
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 984 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.