Sixteenth Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry
"Plymouth Pilgrims"

Acton men who served in the 16th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry:

Charles Wesley Parker, Co. I (prisoner)

Regimental history from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer:

Organized at Hartford August 24, 1862. Moved to Washington, D.C., August 29-31. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Getty's Division, Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1864. District of Albemarle, N. C., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. Defenses of Newberne, N. C, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1865. Roanoke Island, N. C., Dept. North Carolina, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Maryland Campaign September-October, 1862. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty in Pleasant Valley, Md., October 27. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 27-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News February 6-9, thence to Suffolk March 13. Siege of Suffolk April 12-May 4. Edenton Road April 24. Providence Church Road and Nansemond River May 3. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Reconnaissance to the Chickahominy June 9-17. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Expedition from White House to South Anna River July 1-7. Moved to Portsmouth, Va. Duty there and at Norfolk January, 1864. Skirmish at Harrellsville January 20 (Detachment). Moved to Morehead City, thence to Newberne and Plymouth January 24-28. Skirmish at Windsor January 30. Duty at Newberne February 2 to March 20, and at Plymouth, N. C., April. Siege of Plymouth April 17-20. Captured April 20, and prisoners of war March, 1865. Those not captured on duty at Newberne and Roanoke Island, N. C., June, 1865. Mustered out June 24, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 240 Enlisted men by disease. Total 325.

See also:

Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations (Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery) In the Service of the United States, 1861-1865...Prepared from Records in the Adutant-General's Office. Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869. Digital edition online at:

Catalogue of the 14th, 15th [etc.] Connecticut Volunteers...Compiled from Records in the Adjutant-General's Office, 1862. Joseph D. Williams, Adjutant-General, 1862. Digital edition online at: