Battle Unit Details


24th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry

Organized at Middletown and mustered in November 18, 1862. Left State for East New York November 18, thence sailed for New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., November 29, arriving there December 17. Attached to Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863. Defences of New Orleans to August, 1863.

Duty at Baton Rouge till March, 1863. Operations against Port Hudson March 7-27. Moved to Donaldsonville March 28. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Irish Bend April 14. Bayou Vermillion April 17. Expedition to Alexandria and Simsport May 5-18. Destruction of Salt Works, near New Iberia, May 18. Moved to Bayou Sara, thence to Port Hudson, May 22-25. Siege of Port Hudson May 25-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Ordered to Plaquemine District July 11, and duty there till September. Mustered out September 30, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 16 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 57 Enlisted men by disease. Total, 75.
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