There are monuments to all five Connecticut infantry regiments and the one Connecticut artillery battery that fought on the Gettysburg battlefield. Roughly 1,270 men from Connecticut were at the Battle of Gettysburg. Around 340 men (27%) became casualties in the battle. (see the States at Gettysburg) One of the army’s eight corps commanders, Major General John Sedgwick, commander of the Sixth Corps, was from Connecticut.
Connecticut sent over 50,000 men to the Union Army during the Civil War. They were organized into thirty regiments of infantry, one of cavalry, and two of heavy artillery, as well as three batteries of light artillery.
Select any of the Connecticut units below to visit its Gettysburg monument page.