Acton Memorial Library
Acton men who served in the First Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry:
Herbert E. Beckwith, Co. H
Regimental history from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer:
SERVICE.--Burnside's expedition to Hatteras Inlet and Roanoke Island, N. C., January 7-February 8, 1862. Battle of Roanoke Island February 8. At Roanoke Island until March 11. Moved to Newberne March 11-13. Battle of New Berne March 14. Duty at New Berne until October. Expedition from Newberne October 30-November 12. Action at Rawle's Mills November 2. Foster's expedition to Goldsboro December 11-20. Kinston December 14. Whitehall December 16. Goldsboro December 17. Moved from Newberne to Hilton Head, S.C., January 26-29, 1863. Camp at St. Helena Island, S.C., until March 27 and at Seabrook Island, S. C, to July 6. Skirmish Edisto Island June 18. Expedition to James Island July 9-16. Battle of Secessionville July 16. Assault on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C., July 18. Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, and against Fort Sumter and Charlestown, S.C., July 18-September 7. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. Operations against Forts Sumter and Charlestown until October 25. Moved to St. Augustine, Fla., October 26, and duty there until April, 1864. Ordered to Gloucester Point, Va., April 20. Butler's operations on south side of the James and against Petersburg and Richmond, Va., May 5-28. Occupation of Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 5. Port Walthal Junction, Chester Station, May 7. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14-16. On Bermuda Hundred front May 17-July 21. Action Bermuda Hundred June 2. Petersburg June 9. Walthal Junction June 16-17. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Demonstration on north side of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28 and August 1. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Duty in trenches before Petersburg August 25-September 27. Movement to north of James September 27-28. Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Darbytown and New Market Roads October 7. Reconnaissance on Darbytown Road October 13. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Johnston's Plantation October 29. Detached for duty at New York City during Presidential election of 1864, November 2-17. Duty in trenches before Richmond November 17, 1864, to March 27, 1865. Movement to Hatcher's Run March 27-28. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Rice's Station April 6. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty at Richmond, Va., and in the Dept. of Va. until August. Mustered out August 15, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 13 Officers and 109 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 155 Enlisted men by disease. Total 282.
Catalogue of the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Regiments of Infantry, First Light Battery, and First Battalion of Cavalry, Connecticut Volunteers, 1861. Hartford: Case, Lockwood & Co., 1862. http://www.archive.org/details/catalogueof6th7t00conn
Trumbull, H. Clay. Desirableness of Active Service : a Sermon Preached to the Tenth Connecticut Regiment at St. Augustine, Fla., on Sabbath, April 10th, 1864. Hartford: Press of Case, Lockwood and Company, 1864. http://www.archive.org/details/desirablenessofa00trum
Trumbull, H. Clay. The Knightly Soldier: a Biography of Major Henry Ward Camp, Tenth Conn. Vols. Boston: Nichols and Noyes, 1865. http://www.archive.org/details/knightlysoldierb00trum
Trumbull, H. Clay. War Memories of an Army Chaplain. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1898.