19th Regiment of Connecticut Militia

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19th Connecticut Regiment
Active 1775-1783
Allegiance Connecticut Colony 1774-1776
State of Connecticut 1776-1783
Branch Infantry
Type Militia (United States)
Size Authorized 11 companies
Part of Connecticut Militia
Engagements Siege of Boston January 1776- February 1776
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Colonel Erastus Wolcott
Colonel Nathaniel Terry

The 19th Connecticut Regiment was a military regiment in the American Revolutionary War. It was formed in 1774 by an act of the Connecticut General Assembly and was authorized 11 companies of volunteers from Enfield, East Windsor, Bolton, and the part of Hartford on the East side of the Connecticut river of Hartford County, Connecticut.[1][2] The rolls of eight of those companies survive.[3] While General George Washington was reorganizing the Continental Army from December 1775 through February 1776, during the Siege of Boston, Connecticut sent three regiments under Colonels James Wadsworth (10th Connecticut Regiment), Erastus Wolcott (19th Connecticut Regiment), and John Douglass (21st Connecticut Regiment). These regiments reached Boston in late January 1776 and remained for approximately six weeks.[4]

Colonel Erastus Wolcott of Windsor commanded the 19th Connecticut Regiment from October 1774 - May 1777. Colonel Nathaniel Terry of Enfield commanded the regiment from May 1777 - 1783.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ Robertson, John K. "Decoding Connecticut Militia 1739-1783." Journal of the American Revolution. August 28, 2016. Accessed September 13, 2017. https://allthingsliberty.com/2016/07/connecticut-militia-1739-1783/.
  2. ^ Connecticut. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut [1636-1776] ... Hartford: Press of the Case, 18501890.
  3. ^ Johnston, Henry Phelps. The Record of Connecticut men in the military and naval service during the War of the Revolution, 1775-1783. Baltimore, MD: Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co., 2003.
  4. ^ Johnston, Henry Phelps. Record of service of Connecticut men in the I. War of the Revolution. II. War of 1812. III. Mexican War. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999.
  5. ^ Johnston, Henry Phelps. Record of service of Connecticut men in the I. War of the Revolution. II. War of 1812. III. Mexican War. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999.

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