Connecticut sent over 50,000 men to the Union Army during the Civil War. They were organized into 30 regiments of infantry, 1 of cavalry, and 2 of heavy artillery, as well as 3 batteries of light artillery. 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) There are monuments to all five Connecticut infantry regiments and the one Connecticut artillery battery that fought on the Gettysburg battlefield.
One of the army’s eight corps commanders, Major General John Sedgwick, commander of the Sixth Corps, was from Connecticut.
Select any of the units below to visit its Gettysburg monument page.