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Timeline of the 29th Connecticut Volunteers

           
1863-1864 1864 1864 1864-1865 1865 1865
August 11, 1863 April 6, 1864 August 24, 1864 October 27-28, 1864 April 3, 1865 July 3, 1865
1st recruit enlisted into the 29th 29th issued muskets 29th as part of 10th Corps, relieved the 18th Corps in the trenches of Petersburg, VA 29th, in the skirmish line, drove Confederate troops into their battle works; Battle at Kell House Confederates evacuated defensive positions. The 29th in pursuit encountered deserted Confederate camp 29th arrived at Brazos de Santiago, TX. Set up camp at Brownsville, where they awaited orders to CT.
January, 1864 April 9, 1864 September 24, 1864 October-November, 1864 April 13, 1865 October 14, 1865
29th met the number of recruits necessary to form a regiment 29th sailed for Hilton Head, SC After a month of heavy fighting, the 29th was ordered to the rear for rest. 29th had garrison duty on the line of forts along Newmarket Road 29th moved through and to Petersburg, VA. Set up camp near Patrick's Station, near City Point railroad Orders came to muster out
           
March 8, 1864 April 13, 1864 September 28, 1864 December 5, 1864 April 18, 1865 October 27-November 11, 1865
29th mustered into US Service  29th arrived in Hilton Head, and ordered to Beaufort, SC, for duty 29th was ordered to Deep Bottom, VA 29th was organized with other units into the 25th Corps, an African American Corps 29th marched to City Point then sailed to Point Lookout in MD, where they guarded about 20,000 prisoners 29th awaited transport to CT in New Orleans
           
March 12, 1864 August 8, 1864 September 29, 1864 December-January, 1865 May 28, 1865 November 24, 1865
William B. Wooster appointed Colonel of the 29th  29th ordered to VA 29th with the 18th Corps took Fort Harrison 29th on duty to the left of Fort Harrison 29th transferred back to City Point 29th arrived in CT
           
March 19, 1864 August 14, 1864 October 7, 1864 March, 1865 June 10, 1865 November 25, 1865
29th left  Connecticut
on the "Warrior" for
Annapolis, MD
29th arrived at Bermuda Hundred, VA 29th assisted in repelling a Confederate attack 29th moved into Fort Harrison 29th sailed  with the 25th Corps for TX 29th Paid and Discharged
Hooray!
           
March 22, 1864 August 16-17, 1864 October 13, 1864 April 2, 1865    
29th disembarked in Annapolis, MD.
Encamped at Camp Parole
29th as part of 10th Corps engaged in advance at Deep Bottom, VA; Repulsed a Confederate attack 29th encountered heavy fighting while on a scouting mission beyond Newmarket Road 29th witnessed last Confederate dress parade    

Prepared by the History and Genealogy Unit, Connecticut State Library, January 2007. 2007

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