3rd Connecticut Infantry Regiment

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3rd Connecticut Volunteer Infantry
Active May 14, 1861, to August 12, 1861
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements First Battle of Bull Run

The 3rd Connecticut Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 3rd Connecticut Infantry was organized at New Haven, Connecticut and mustered in for three-months service on May 14, 1861, under the command of Colonel John L. Chatfield.

The regiment was attached to Mansfield's command, Department of Washington, to June 1861. Key's 1st Brigade, Tyler's 1st Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia to August 1861.

The 3rd Connecticut Infantry mustered out of service on August 12, 1861.

Detailed service[edit]

Left Connecticut for Washington, D.C., May 19. Duty at Camp Corcoran, defenses of Washington, D.C., until June 1, 1861. Advanced to Vienna and Falls Church, Va., June 1–3, and picket duty there until July 16. Advanced to Manassas, Va., July 16–21. Occupation of Fairfax Court House July 17. Battle of Bull Run, Va., July 21.


  • Colonel John L. Chatfield

See also[edit]


  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • McGregor, Jeremiah S. & James G. Vose. Life and Deeds of Dr. John McGregor (Foster, RI: Press of Fry Bros.), 1886.
  • Shaw, William H. A Diary as Kept by Wm. H. Shaw, During the Great Civil War, from April, 1861 to July, 1865 (S.l.: s.n.), 1913.
  • Tyler, Elnathan B. "Wooden Nutmegs" at Bull Run: A Humorous Account of Some of the Exploits and Experiences of the Three Months Connecticut Brigade, and the Part They Bore in the National Stampede (Hartford, CT: G. L. Coburn), 1872.
  • 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.