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First Brigade, First Division

Colonel A H Terry, 2nd Connecticut Infantry

Colonel A H Terry, 2nd Connecticut Infantry

Second Connecticut Infantry

Mustered in United States service for three months 7 May, 1861. Arrived at Washington, D. C., 14 May, 1861

COLONEL A H TERRY
Colonel A H Terry was sick at hospital, Washington, D. C., on 20 June, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL D YOUNG

MAJOR L COLBURN

Rifle Company A: CAPT. F S CHESTER
The company was accepted in state servive at Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, on 22 April, 1861, and First Lieutenant T Scott was assigned to command the company prior to the first battle of Bull Run.
Rifle Company B Buckingham Rifles: CAPT. H PEALE
The company was accepted in state service at Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, on 22 April, 1861, and arrived at New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, on 24 April, 1861.
Rifle Company C New London Rifles: CAPT. E C CHAPMAN
The company was accepted in state service at New London, New London County, Connecticut, on 22 April, 1861.
Rifle Company D Hartford Rifles: CAPT. J W GORE
The company was accepted in state service at Hartford, Harford County, Connecticut, on 23 April, 1861.
Rifle Company E: CAPT. S T COOKE
The company was accepted in state service at Winchester, Litchfield County, Connecticut, on 23 April, 1861.
Rifle Company F: CAPT. J E DURIVAGE
The company was accepted in state service at New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, on 23 April, 1861, and Captain A B Downs resigned at Camp Mansfield, Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike, near Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 1 July, 1861. Second Lieutenant J E Durivage was appointed captain in July 1861.
Infantry Company A Mansfield Guards: CAPT. D DICKINSON
The company was accepted in state service at Middleton, Middlesex County, Connecticut, on 20 April, 1861.
Infantry Company B Winsted Rifles: CAPT. A G KELLOG
The company was accepted in state service at New Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, on 21 April, 1861, and Captain A G Kellog was captured on picket duty near Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861. First Lieutenant C W Morse was assigned to command the company prior to the first battle of Bull Run.
Infantry Company C New Haven Greys: CAPT. E W OSBORN
The company was accepted in state service at New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, on 22 April, 1861.
Infantry Company D Birmingham National Guard: CAPT. G D RUSSELL
The company was accepted in state service at Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, on 23 April, 1861.

Sources

"The steamer Cahawba arrived at the arsenal about noon yesterday, direct from New York, having on board the Connecticut second regiment, numbering over eight hundred men. They are uniformed in dark blue frock coats, pants, and fatigue caps, and are all provided with almost indispensable Havelocks. Two companies from New Haven, however, are uniformed in grey, with black stripes."

The National Republican, 15 May, 1861 - Arrival of the Connecticut Second Regiment

"At Taylor's Tavern there are two Connecticut regiments encamped, under the immediate command of Brigadier General Tyler; while the two Ohio regiments rested last night on Riley's Hill, about half a mile nearer (than Taylor's Tavern) to General McDowell's headquarters - the Arlington House. These changes of position of these four regiments involve an advance of Gen. McDowell's line some four miles. The position they occupy are very strong ones, being much more easily defended than the camps fron which they came yesterday and last night."

The Evening Star, 19 June, 1861 - The loss of the disnuionists on the day before yesterday at Vienna, Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, 19 June, 1861

"Our reporter visited Camp Mansfield, near Falls Church, Va., yesterday, and reports everything quiet in the vicinity. Captain A. G. Kellogg, of Company K, of Winstead, Connecticut, second regiment Connecticut volunteers, was yesterday detailed with his company as a scouting party, and while performing this duty was decoyed into a secession house by two women, and then captured, and carried off."

The National Republican, 24 June, 1861 - The Connectict Regiment

"We are right in the midst of the enemy. The second Connecticut regiment, under command of Lieutenant Colonel David S, Young, (Colonel Terry being sick and in hospital at Washington,) is the advance guard; next is the first Connecticut regiment, Colonel Burnham; next is the first and second Ohio regiments, Colonels McCook and Wislon. Generals Tyler of Connecticut and Schenk of Ohio, are also in command."

The National Republican, 21 June, 1861 - From over the river

"Late in the afternoon it retreated in good order under orders, and halted for two days at Oak Hill, where it was engaged in striking the tents, loading and packing the arms, ammunition, equipage, miscellaneous stores and property of the standing camp at this point, thus preventing the capture of valuable property by the enemy, and with the other Connecticut troops it escorted these supplies across the Potomac."

The military and civil history of Connecticut during the war of 1861-65: Comprising a detailed account of the various regiments and batteries, through march, encampment, bivouac, and battle, also instances of distinguished personal gallantry, and biographical sketches of many heroic soldiers, together with a record of the patriotic action of citizens at home, and of the liberal support furnished by the state in its executive and legislative departments, by W A Croffut and John M Morris

Catalogue of Connecticut volunteer organizations, infantry, cavalry, and artillery, in the service of the United States, 1861-1865, with additional elistments, casualties, &c., &c., and brief summaries, showing the operations and service of the several regiments and batteries, by C M Ingersoll.

The Union Army: A history of military affairs in the loyal states 1861-65, records of the regiments in the Union Army, cyclopedia of battles, memoirs of commanders and soldiers, Volume 1, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware

Notes

The 2nd Connecticut Infantry was accepted in state service and ordered to rendezvous at New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, by General Orders Nos.236 and 237, General Headquarters State of Connecticut, Adjutant General's Office, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, on 18 April, 1861.

Brewster's Park, near the edge of Long Island Sound, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, 6 May, 1861: The 2nd Connecticut Infantry was ordered to Brewster's Park, near the edge of Long Island Sound, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, on 6 May, 1861.

Mustered in three months, Long Island Sound, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, 7 May, 1861: The 2nd Connecticut Infantry was mustered in United States service for three months at Long Island Sound, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, by Colonel G Loomis, 5th United States Infantry, on 7 May, 1861.

Note: The 2nd Connecticut Infantry was ordered to rendezvous at New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, under the call for 75,000 troops to serve three months by President A Lincoln on 15 April, 1861.

New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, to Washington, D. C., 10-14 May, 1861: The 2nd Connecticut Infantry was ordered to proceed by the steamer Cahawba to Washington, D. C., at 11 PM on 10 May, 1861, and arrived at Fort Monroe, Old Comfort Point, Hampton, Virginia, in the evening on 12 May, 1861. The regiment was ordered to proceed on Chesapeake Bay to Washington, D. C., in the morning on 13 May, 1861, and arrived by the Potomac River at the Arsenal, Greenleaf's Point, Washington, D. C., in the morning on 14 May, 1861.

East of Seventh Street Park, near Glenwood Cemetery, D. C., 14 May, 1861: The 2nd Connecticut Infantry disembarked in the morning on 14 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Welles or Terry, east of Seventh Street Park, near Glenwood Cemetery, D. C., the same day.

Special Orders No.107, Headquarters, Department of Washington, Washington, D. C., 27 May, 1861: The 2nd Connecticut Infantry was assigned to Brigadier General D Tyler, Connecticut Volunteers, by Special Orders No.107, Headquarters, Department of Washington, Washington, D. C., on 27 May, 1861.

East of Seventh Street Park, near Glenwood Cemetery, D. C., to Roach's Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, 17-18 June, 1861: The 2nd Connecticut Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel D Young, was ordered across the Potomac River at the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., in the evening on 17 June, 1861, and arrived at Roach's Mills (old cotton factory), Alexandria County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 June, 1861.

Roach's Mills, Alexandria County, to Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike, near Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, 18 June, 1861: The 2nd Connecticut Infantry was ordered to support the 1st Ohio Infantry and the 2nd Ohio Infantry at Riley's Hill, near Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike, in the morning on 18 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 1st Connecticut Infantry (See the 1st Connecticut Infantry). The regiment arrived at Camp Mansfield, Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike, near Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day.

Note: Colonel A H Terry, 2nd Connecticut Infantry, arrived at Camp Mansfield, Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike, near Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, after an illness, on 24 June, 1861.

Special Orders No.26, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 6 July, 1861: The 1st Connecticut Infantry, the 2nd Connecticut Infantry, the 3rd Connecticut Infantry, the 2nd Maine Infantry, and Varian's Light Artillery were assigned to Colonel E D Keyes, 11th United States Infantry, by Special Orders No.26, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 6 July, 1861.

General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 8 July, 1861: The 2nd Connecticut Infantry was assigned to the First Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, under the command of Colonel E D Keyes, 11th United States Infantry, by General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 8 July, 1861.

Advance to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 16-18 July, 1861: The 2nd Connecticut Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike to Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 16 July, 1861, and arrived via Old Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening the same day. The regiment was ordered to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5.30 AM on 17 July, 1861, and arrived via Flint Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon the same day. The 2nd Connecticut Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 18 July, 1861, and arrived by the Warrenton Turnpike via Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning the same day. The regiment stationed near the Warrenton Turnpike, one mile south of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 18 July, 1861.

Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, to the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 2nd Connecticut Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Warrenton Turnpike to the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, at 2.30 AM on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at 6 AM the same day.

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: After the first battle of Bull Run the 2nd Connecticut Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 4 PM on 21 July, 1861, and proceeded to Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 10 PM on 21 July, 1861. The regiment arrived at Camp McDowell, near Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5 AM on 22 July, 1861, and was ordered to Riley's Hill, near Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike, in the evening the same day. The 2nd Connecticut Infantry arrived at Camp Upton, Riley's Hill, near Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike, at 11 PM on 22 July, 1861.

Fort Corcoran, Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, 23 July, 1861: The 2nd Connecticut Infantry was ordered to Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 5.30 PM on 23 July, 1861, and arrived at Fort Corcoran, Arlington Heights, via Balls Crossroads, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 7 PM the same day.

Mustered out, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, 7 August, 1861: The 2nd Connecticut Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, to New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, in the morning on 3 August, 1861, and was mustered out on 7 August, 1861.

Colonel E D Keyes, 11th United States Infantry, First Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army: Major E D Keyes, 1st United States Artillery, was ordered to New York City, New York, on 3 April, 1861, and was accompanied by Captain M C Meigs, United States Corps Engineers, and First Lieutenant D D Porter, United States Navy. He was ordered to proceed by the steamer Baltic on the North Atlantic Ocean to Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, at 5.30 AM on 21 April, 1861, and was accompanied by the steamers R R Cuyler, Columbia, Coatzacoalcos, and Harriet Lane. The steamer Baltic arrived by Chesapeake Bay at Fort Monroe, Old Comfort Point, Hampton, Virginia, at 10 PM on 22 April, 1861, and the steamers Baltic, R R Cuyler, Columbia, and Coatzacoalcos were ordered to Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, at 2 PM on 23 April, 1861. Major E D Keyes arrived by the steamer Baltic at Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, between 8 and 9 PM the same day and was accompanied by the and the 12th New York State Militia Infantry (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Washington). The 71st New York State Militia Infantry, on board the steamer R R Cuyler, and the first detachmment of the 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia Infantry, on board the steamer Coatzacoalcos, were ordered to disembark at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in the morning on 24 April, 1861, and were ordered to to Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, on 25 April, 1861. The 12th New York State Militia Infantry and the 6th New York State Militia Infantry, on board the steamers Baltic and Columbia, respectively, were ordered to disembark at Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, the same day and Major E D Keyes was was assigned to Governor E D Morgan at Albany, Albany County, New York, on 2 May, 1861 (See the Department of Annapolis). He was appointed colonel, 11th United States Infantry, at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, by General Orders No.33, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 18 June, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861, and brigadier general, United States Volunteers, by General Orders No.62, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 August, 1861, dated 17 May, 1861.

Steamer Baltic: 12th New York State Militia and First Lieutenant G W Synder, United States Corps Engineers, and Major E D Keyes; Steamer Columbia: 6th New York State Militia Infantry; Steamer R R Cuyler: 71st New York State Militia Infantry; Steamer Coatzacoalcos: 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia Infantry (First detachment).

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.17: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp353-356
Colonel E D Keyes, Eleventh United States Infantry, First Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, dated Meridian Hill, D. C., 25 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.16: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp348-352
Brigadier General D Tyler, Connecticut Volunteers, First Division, McDowell's Army, dated Washington, D. C., 27 July, 1861