28th Connecticut Infantry Regiment

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28th Connecticut Infantry Regiment
ActiveNovember 15, 1862 - August 28, 1863
CountryUnited States
EngagementsSiege of Port Hudson

The 28th Connecticut Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War for nine months service.


The 28th Connecticut Infantry Regiment was organized at New Haven, Connecticut, on November 15, 1862, under the command of Colonel Samuel P. Ferris.

The regiment was attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, XIX Corps, Department of the Gulf, to July 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, XIX Corps, to August 1863.

The 28th Connecticut Infantry mustered out of service August 28, 1863.

Detailed service[edit]

Left Connecticut for eastern New York November 17, then sailed for Ship Island, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana, December 3, arriving there December 17. Duty at Camp Parapet, Carrollton, Louisiana, until February, and at Fort Barrancas, Florida, until May. Moved to Brashear City, Louisiana, May 10–12, then to Port Hudson, Louisiana, May 23–26. Siege of Port Hudson, May 26-July 9, 1863. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Duty at Port Hudson until August 7.


The regiment lost a total of 113 men during service; 2 officers and 14 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 3 officers and 94 enlisted men died of disease.


  • Colonel Samuel P. Ferris

Notable members[edit]

See also[edit]


  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Hoyt, Noah Webster. The Civil War Diaries of Noah Webster Hoyt: 28th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers (Stamford, CT: Stamford Historical Society), 1996. ISBN 1-8860-5414-2
  • Roster of the Twenty-Eighth Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, 1862-1897 (Winsted, CT: Dowd Print. Co.), 1897.
  • Schofield, Loomis. History of the Twenty-Eighth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers (New Canaan, CT: New Canaan Advertiser), 1915.
  • Public Domain This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.