Tag: 14th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

William H. Corbit

William H. Corbit

William H. Corbit was a resident of Mansfield on August 11, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 14th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded September 17, 1862, Antietam, Maryland, promoted to Corporal February 9, 1863, wounded June 17, 1864, Petersburg, Virginia, promoted to Sergeant January  29, 1865 and mustered out May 31, 1865.

He was born October 28, 1840 in Three Rivers, Massachusetts to Jason and Mary Ann (Brise) Corbit. After the Civil War, he returned to Mansfield and was employed as a painter and a paper hanger. William Corbit married Mary J. Mowry about 1862. They had four children including: Eldora Corbit, born about 1866 and Grace, born about October, 1869.

On August 14, 1869, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 146,886 that was granted under certificate No. 101,607. According to the list of pensioners on the roll in 1883, he was receiving $6 per month for a wounded left side and arm.

William H. Corbit died on November 30, 1930 and is buried at North Center Cemetery in Coventry, Connecticut.

George A. Hutchins

George A. Hutchins

George A. Hutchins was a resident of Hampton, Connecticut on June 2, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. E of the 14th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was transferred to Co. B, 14th Regiment Veterans Reserve Corp. on June 1, 1863 and discharged June 26, 1865.

He was born June 5, 1845 in Windham, Connecticut to James and Lucretia (Jennings) Hutchins. In the 1860 U.S. census in Hampton, he is a 15 year old in the household of James Hutchins. Ebenezer Hutchins, a probable brother is a 28 year old farm laborer in the same household; he served in the Civil War in the 9th New York Cavalry. George Hutchins married Elizabeth Mariah Galvin ? about 1868 and moved to the province of Ontario in Canada before the 1871 Canadian National Census. He is enumerated in Lake Vernon, Muskoka in Ontario. Lucretia, his widowed mother, is living in his household and his brother, Ebenezer heads the following household. In the 1881 Canadian National Census, George is a farmer residing in Proudfoot & Chaffey & Bethune & Perry, Muskoka, Ontario. Children include: George B. Hutchins, born about 1869; Charles E. Hutchins, born August 27, 1871; Harry Gilbert Hutchins, born March 4, 1873; Etty T.F.S. Hutchins born September 20, 1874; Louisa E. Hutchins, born about 1877 and George W. Hutchins, born about 1879.

On September 27, 1887, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 621,832 that was granted under certificate No. 542,954.

George A. Hutchins died on July 15, 1908 in Mansfield and the death record stated that he was a resident of Huntsville, Ontario, Canada; he is buried at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Mansfield.

George McFall

George McFall

George McFall was a resident of Mansfield on December 17, 1864 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. A of the 14th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was transferred to Co. K of the 2nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery, May 30, 1865. On July 20, 1865, George McFall was transferred to Co. B of the same regiment. He deserted on August 2, 1865.

He was not living in Mansfield in the 1860 U.S. census; no further information is known.

Charles Simons

Charles Simons

Simons/Simonds

Charles Simons was a resident of Willington on August 13, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. I of the 14th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was wounded at Fredericksburg, Maryland on December 13, 1862 and died on February 19, 1862. The March 6, 1863 issue of The Willimantic Journal reported his death at the Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia on February 20, 1863 (Military records have February 19, 1863).

 “Charles Simons, of Mansfield, a member of Co. I, 14th C.V., died in Hospital at Alexandria, Feb. 20, from the effects of a wound received at the battle of Fredericksburg, which shattered his hip. His age was about 37.”

The Willimantic Journal, Friday, March 6, 1863

He was born on August 28, 1825 in Mansfield to Asa and Keziah (Conant) Simonds. Elijah Simons/Simonds, one of his brothers, served in a Massachusetts regiment in the Civil War.

On January 11, 1871, his mother applied for a dependent mother’s pension, No. 110,132 that was granted under Certificate No. 141,814.

Charles Simons is buried at the Alexandria National Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia, Plot A – 743.

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