Tag: 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

Amaziah B. Ames

Amaziah B. Ames

Amaziah B. Ames/Eames was a resident of Mansfield on September 8, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. E of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered out on July 7, 1863. 

The descriptive muster roll for the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his birthplace as Mansfield, his age as 40 and his occupation as farmer.  He is described as being 5’ 11” tall with a light complexion and brown hair and blue eyes.  His marital status is married.  

He was probably the Amaziah B. Ames/Eames born on March 22, 1822 in Lisbon to Cyrus and Alice (James) Ames/Eames.  In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 38 year old farmer and head of household. Amaziah Ames married Julia T. ______ between 1840 and 1850; there are no known children. After the Civil War, he moved to Sprague where he was a farmer in both the 1870 and 1880 U.S. censuses.

On July 25, 1882, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 4,608,115 that was granted under Certificate No. 301,701. His widow applied for a pension on February 20, 1899.

Amaziah B. Ames died before February 20, 1899.

James A. Barrows

James A. Barrows

James Arnold Barrows was a resident of Mansfield on September 8, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. E of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to full Musician then returned to ranks as a Private and mustered out July 7, 1863.

The descriptive muster roll for the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 22 and his occupation as farmer.  His is described as 5’ 8 ½” tall with a light complexion and blue eyes and dark hair.  His marital status is married.

He was born February 25, 1830 in Mansfield to Joshua Palmer and Polly (Bingham) Barrows. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 30 year old farmer in a household headed by Palmer Barrows. He married Abigail Barrows on November 29, 1855; she died October 25, 1858. James married second, Cornelia S. Swift on July 5, 1860 in Mansfield. Children include: Abbie S. and Alice M. Barrows. He moved to Los Angeles, California by 1870 where he was a farmer and a hardware dealer.

On July 1, 1892, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 1,119,178 that was granted under Certificate No. 945,1__. His widow applied for a pension on December 4, 1914.

 James A. Barrows died after the 1910 U.S. Federal census and before December 14, 1914.

George B. D. Colburn

George B. D. Colburn

George B. Dewolf Colburn was a resident of Hartford on April 25, 1861 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. A of the 3rd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was mustered out on August 12, 1861 at Hartford, Connecticut. On August 25, 1862, he enlisted as a Private in Co. I of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was promoted to Corporal in September 1862 and was mustered out July 7, 1863 at Hartford, Connecticut.

The descriptive muster roll for the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 27 and his occupation as pistol maker.  He is described as being 5’ 4 ½” tall with a lightly freckled complexion and dark hair and eyes.  His marital status is married.


He was born about 1837 in Mansfield, Connecticut possibly to Reuben and ______  Colburn. George Colburn married Clarissa S. Wilson on September 6, 1857 at Hartford, Connecticut. His brother-in-law, Joseph H. Wilson was also in Co. I of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. No children are known and the date of death and burial place are unknown.

Norman Dunham

Norman Dunham

Norman Dunham was a resident of Mansfield on September 8, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. E of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal February 19, 1863 and was mustered out July 7, 1863.

The descriptive muster roll of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 31 and his occupation as farmer.  He is described as being 5’ 10” tall with a light complexion and dark hair and blue eyes.  His marital status is married.

He was born March 4, 1831 in Mansfield to Ebenezer and Orilla (Hanks) Dunham. His brother, George W. Dunham, also served in the 21st Regiment. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 29 year old mechanic in the household of Ebenezer Dunham. Norman Dunham married Harriet Crane between 1850 and 1860. Children include: Theron Dunham, born about May, 1869. He moved to Coventry by the 1870 U.S. census where he was working as a blacksmith. Harriet (Crane) Dunham died on January 8, 1887 in Coventry. Norman married second, Mary Ellen (______) Simonds on May 1, 1887 in Mansfield.

On January 23, 1883, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 487,702. His widow applied for a pension on December 21, 1895.

Norman Dunham died on August 24, 1895 in Coventry, Connecticut and is buried at the Nathan Hale Cemetery in Coventry, Connecticut.

Lafayette L. Jacobs

Lafayette L. Jacobs

Lafayette L. Jacobs was a resident of Mansfield on September 8, 1862 when he enlisted as a Sergeant in Co. E of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered out July 7, 1863.

The descriptive muster roll of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 32 and his occupation as farmer.  He is described as 5’ 6” tall with a light complexion and grey eyes and sandy hair.  No marital status is recorded. 

He was born about May, 1839 probably to Luther and Lucy (Hunt) Jacobs. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 29 year old farmer living in the household of Luther Jacobs. Lafayette Jacobs married Patience M. Jordan about 1851. They had ten children including: Lewis E. Jacobs, born about 1852; Frederick L. Jacobs, born about 1859; Flora M. Jacobs, born about 1864; Hattie A. Jacobs, born about October, 1867; Gertrude E. Jacobs, born about 1869; Walter F. Jacobs, born about 1871; Richard C. Jacobs, born about 1873; Edgar W. Jacobs, born about 1876 and Alfred E. Jacobs, born about May, 1878. After his Civil War service, Lafayette Jacobs worked as a stone mason, moving to East Windsor by 1880 and to Willimantic between 1880 and 1900.

On September 27, 1889, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 731,711 that was granted under certificate No. 906,016.

Lafayette L. Jacobs died on March 13, 1923 in Willimantic, Connecticut and is buried at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Mansfield.

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