United States Volunteers
3d Battalion
Antietam 140th Anniversary Reenactment
The Eighth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers
Dear USV Friends,
Just a short note to heartily thank you all of the USV 3d Battalion for the honor and priviledge to have you all come out and portray our Eighth Connecticut Volunteers at the 140th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, at the Artz Farm, in Hagerstown, Maryland, on September 13 - 15, 2002. Nothing more could make us feel that we all can work towards focusing on the various unit histories that are so dear to us all. We thank each and every soldier out there, and provide this volume of background information for your edification and enjoyment. If there are any issues or questions, please contact us via our web page links at the bottom of every page.
Your humble & obedient servant,
Sgt. Kim Perlotto
Eighth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, Co.A, Inc.

Short Synposis of the 8th Conn. Vols.The Dyer's Compendium entry for the Eighth Conn. Vols.
Timeline of the 8CV Action at AntietamA minute by minute, blow by blow, account of the height of the battle for the 8CV
A.P.Hill CounterattackAn illustration of the planned maneuvers for the 8CV during the A.P.Hill counterattack scenario
Drill PreparationDrill manual excerpts on specific drill aspects for the 8CV A.P.Hill counterattack scenario
Guard Mount PreparationUS Army Regulation excerpts on Guard Mount, Sentinels, Grand Rounds
Grand Guard OrdersThe Army of the Potomac Order No.69 regarding Grand Guard Duty
Details of the 8CV at AntietamExcerpts from the pivotal Connectiut history publication,
"The Civil and Military History of Connecticut During the War of 1861-1865",
W.A.Croffut, J.M.Morris, Ledyard Hill, NY 1868
8CV Excerpts from Carman ManuscriptExcerpts regarding the 8CV from the definitive work of Gen. Ezra Carman, who interviewed all involved, and wrote his unpublished manuscript, which is in the National Archives, and is the final detailed account of the entire battle.
9th Corps Order of Battle at AntietamThe Order of Battle for the IX Corps at Antietam
The John Schildt Historic Description of the 8CVAuthor John Schildt, friend of the 8th and his description of the releated events.
Official Records of the 8CV at AntietamThe reports on the Eighth Conn. Vols. from the Battle of Antietam
The Story of the 8CV Color Guard at AntietamA roster and story behind the color guard which defended the colors of the 8CV at the Battle of Antietam, from J.H.Hawley, "History of Battle-Flag Day", Lockwood & Merritt, Hartord, Conn., 1880. This book documents the heroic deeds of each Connecticut Civil War regiment, on the day that the flags were all installed in the Connecticut State Capitol Hall of Honor, where they still reside today.
Primary Source Letter -
Capt. Wolcott Marsh
extracts of pertinent passages from the letters of Capt. Wolcott Marsh of the 8th, describing the campaign and the battle. (copyrighted).
Primary Source Diary -
1st.Lt. Roger Ford
The pertinent diary entries from 1Lt. Roger Ford of the 8CV, describing the events for the 8CV from Frederick, to South Mountain, to the Battle of Antietam. He was an officer in the detached company of th 8th which attacked and took, momentarily, McIntosh's Battery on the Harpers Ferry Road.
Primary Source Letter -
1st.Lt. Henry Hall
the original letter from 1Lt. Henry Hall of the 8th, describing the campaign and the battle as he experienced it.
Officers of the Eighth Conn. Vols.Information on the background of the 8CV commanders
Campaign Equipment & Uniform RequirementsWhat might be appropriate to bring and wear while portraying the 8th Conn. Vols.
The 29th Mass. Vols.During the Bloody Lane Scenario, the USV 3d Batt. and the Potomac Legion will portray the 29th Massachusetts. Details of their history and Antietam experience are here in the form of Dyers and the Official Record.

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