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12th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment

The granite monument to the 12th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment is in Winchester National Cemetery in Winchester, Virginia. (39° 11.023′ N, 78° 9.43′ W; map) It was erected on October 19, 1896 by the State of Connecticut.

 

The 12th Connecticut was part of the 19th Army Corps, who served in Lousiana from 1862 and 1863. In the summer of 1864 they were brought to Virginia to reinforce Grant's Siege of Petersburg, but after Jubal Early's Raid on Washington they instead were added to Sheridan's Army of the Shenandoah.

 

The 12th Connecticut fought in the Third Battle of Winchester under Lieutenant Colonel Frank H. Peck, who was killed. Captain Sidney E. Clark then took command. Lieutenant Colonel George N. Lewis led the regiment in the Battle of Cedar Creek.

 

From the front of the monument:

Connecticut's tribute
to her fallen heroes
erected Oct. 19, 1896.

 

From the right side:


12th Regiment C.V.
organized
Sept. 16. 1861.
Mustered out
Aug. 12. 1865.

 

From the left side:


Engagements
Georgia Landing, La. Oct. 27. 1862.
Capture Gun Boat "Cotton," La.
Jan. 14.1863.
Pattersonville. La. Mar. 27. 1863.
Bisland La. Apr. 13. 1863.
Siege of Port Hudson La.
May 25. to July 9. 1863.
Brashear City. La. June 23. 1863.
Winchester & Opequan. Va.
Sept. 19. 1864.
Fishers Hill. Va. Sept. 22. 1864.
Cedar Creek, Va. Oct. 19. 1864.


 

See more about the 12th Connecticut Infantry Regiment during the Civil War

 

The front of the monument to the 12th Connecticut Volunteers in Winchester National Cemetery.
(above) The front of the monument to the 12th Connecticut Volunteers in Winchester National Cemetery.

(below) The left view of the monument shows the list of its engagement during the war.

Front view of the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry Monument in Winchester, Virginia

(below) The rear and right side view of the monument shows the symbol of the 19th Army Corps.





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