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23rd Regiment, Connecticut Infantry

Organized at New Haven November 14, 1862. Left State for East New York November 17, thence sailed for Ship Island, Miss., and New Orleans, La., November 29, arriving there December 17. (Part of Regiment did not reach New Orleans until January 16, 1863, having been stranded on Bahama Islands.) Attached to Defences of New Orleans and District of La Fourche, Dept. of the Gulf.

Duty at Camp Parapet, Defences of New Orleans, till January 11, 1863. Moved to Algiers January 11, thence to Berwick Bay. Provost duty at Brashear City till February 9. Duty along Opelousas R.R. from Berwick Bay to Jefferson, Headquarters at La Forche, till June, at following points: Company "D" at Jefferson, Company "G" at St. Charles, Company "F" at Boutte Station, Copmpany "C" at Bayou des Allemands, Company "H" at Raceland, Company "B" at LaFourche till April, then at Napoleonville, Terre Bonne; Company "K" at Tigersville, Company "A" at Bayou Boeuf till March 1, thence moved to Bayou des Allemands and to Labadieville April 1; Company "E" at Bayou Romans till March 1. Duty at these points till June. Company "A" moved to Bayou Boeuf June 16, and Companies "B" and "E" to La Fourche. Other Companies to Brashear City. Action at Berwick June 1 (Cos. "C," "I," "G" and "K"). Regiment moved to La Fourche Crossing June 16. Action at La Fourche Crossing June 20-21. Bayou Boeuf June 22-23. Brashear City June 23. Companes "A," "C" and "H" captured June 23; paroled June 26. Regiment on guard duty in lowlands of Louisiana till August. Mustered out August 31, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 46 Enlisted men by disease. Total 59.
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