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7th Regiment Connecticut H.Q.

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 28 January 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

The 7th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry was organized at New Haven, Connecticut, and mustered in Sept. 13, 1861. This regiment was mustered out July 20, 1865, and discharged at New Haven, Aug. 11, 1865. My g-g-grandfather, Josiah Barnum Corban (1821-1894), was active in the 2nd CT Artillery, Co. G, from Jan-Nov, 1864. I have previously posted a photo of a pewter plate Josiah carried in his pack during the Civil War. I also have copies of letters he wrote home to his family while he was away, obtained from the historical society in Hartford, CT. I feel a strong connection with that side of my family at these events.

#2 of 5, taken in the camps.

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L'explorateur from Vancouver, Canada

Interesting! So you that's why you like the Reenactment so much, right? :) And what's that thing on the table?

28 Jan 2011 8:44am

@L'explorateur: Yes, that's where my interest began, and tomorrow you will see "that thing" on the table more directly.

Mimosa from Kedah, Malaysia

A simple but interesting shot!

28 Jan 2011 9:40am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A terrific lead up Judy! ;-)

28 Jan 2011 12:27pm

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

I just saw on American Idol this young man whose past time is to be a civil soldier in the Reenactment,now i know what it is!:)

28 Jan 2011 1:33pm

@tyan: Oh good; I'm happy I will get to show you some stills and some action shots! ;D

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I can understand your sense of connectedness. Being from the "other" persuasion geographically, I don't know of any family members up the tree who participated in the Civil War. But my stepdad provided us a funny story. To make it short, he was from Ohio and always talked about his great granddad who was a general on Grant's staff. We happened to be in Galena, IL at Grant's home and were touring it. Found two big paintings of Generals Grant and Lee and their staff members. My stepdad looked high and low at Grant's staff and couldn't find his relative listed anywhere. As I looked, I happened to notice (and pointed out to him) that his great-granddad had served with Lee, not Grant (and there was his picture in Gray!). We all had a great laugh over that. Seems there was a lot of bleed-over between Ohio and Kentucky in those days, and KY went both ways.

28 Jan 2011 4:31pm

@Viewfinder: This is interesting subject matter, and your story is a funny one. ... I look back to my early grammar school days, when I connected with President Lincoln in a very strong way. Mind you, this was in the late 40's, a long time before the civil rights movement. My draw to Lincoln was predicated on the fact that he freed the human beings who other humans bought for slaves, a concept I could not wrap my young head around. I understood domestic and farm help, but with fair treatment. ... Having been raised in New England, my 'old head' still feels the same way.

Monterey John from Carmel, CA, United States

A Barnum from Connecticut? How cool is that!

My great grand father served with a New Jersey regiment and was wounded at Antietam.

28 Jan 2011 6:51pm

@Monterey John: I do not know where his middle name came from, but Josiah, his wife and his parents were all born, died and are buried in Litchfield, CT. ... And P.T. came from Bethel, CT, so who knows? Wow, Antietam is a famous battleground.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I also understand your sense of connection. Great history.

30 Jan 2011 1:50am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

It is sooooo interesting to read all these comments and your answers! (About Lincoln: I read Gore Vidal's book by the same name and was fascinated how he managed to present the Man behind the president.)

31 Jan 2011 10:35am

@Japanalia: I haven't read Vidal's book; perhaps I should.

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

nicely researched! isn't it fun? my wife's family's ancestors' in Missouri went both ways and the brothers were estranged for their entire lives ( wife's mom's side). her dad's side had 3 bro's in seperate Tex Cav. units and only 2 came home. my wife's dad was one of 9 and the youngest aunt can remember one of the uncles came to live with them in San Antonio! an actual veteran! in someone's living memory! in the early 30s he moved to the confederate home in Austin. my unit did a dedication at his grave. my sis-in-law's ancestor was a captain in the 147th penn. and wrote a published memoir that i found. i tell you, that was a home run for a researcher. my folks were in Miss and Tex regiments. all survived the war. this is a passion that was born in 1967 when my family went to Shiloh NMP and continues to this day. I own several hundred CW books and over 80 on Gettysburg alone :)

2 Feb 2011 11:35pm

@Tim: Thanks, Tim, for not only your visit, but for all the personal history you have shared. I knew nothing of my relative's involvement until I began some genealogy work in 2000. Since then, I've obtained copies of the letters my g-g-g-grandfather wrote home to his family while he was serving. ... One of the best trips we ever had w/our three children was one to Gettysbury & Jamestown in 1974. We all have memories of what we learned while there.

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

i am sure you have his service records, but in case you do not, check out the following site for all his muster rolls, etc.
http://www.archives.gov/contact/inquire-form.html
it is a treasure trove!!

3 Feb 2011 2:32am

@Tim: Thanks, Tim ... I went to the site you shared, but haven't had time to do much exploration - not sure where to start.