Third Connecticut

 

This Site:    

Civil War

Civil War Pictures

Civil War Overview

Harper's Weekly

 

Civil War Art

Mathew Brady

Winslow Homer

Thomas Nast

Western Art

Texas History

Indians

Mexican War

Slavery

Civil War Gifts

Robert E. Lee Portrait


 

 

PRELUDE TO THE COMBAT—BLACKBURN'S FORD

This crossing of Bull Run, was on July 18, 1861, the scene of a lively prelude to the first great combat. General Daniel Tyler, commanding a division of McDowell's army, pushed a reconnaissance to the north bank of the stream near this Ford. Confederates posted on the opposite bank fired upon Tyler's advance line, driving it back in disorder. Tyler then withdrew "satisfied that the enemy was in force" at this point. This picture was taken the next year, while Rickett's division of the McDowell Corps was encamped at Manassas.

A THREE MONTHS' REGIMENT—THE THIRD CONNECTICUT

The Third Connecticut was present on the field of Bull Run. The men had enlisted in April, 1861, and their time was all but up in July, for they were three months' men. Their drilling had taken place for a short time in their home State and afterward in the camps around Washington. They were mostly artisans and farmer boys with a sprinkling of mill hands and men of business from the larger towns. The regiment was attached to Tyler's division, of McDowell's army and suffered little in the battle. The total losses, including deaths from sickness, in this regiment, which was mustered out at the end of its service, amounted to five all told. It goes without saying, however, that many reenlisted and again went to the front, where they stayed until the conflict ended.

Blackburn's Ford
Third Connecticut

 

 

Copyright © 2003-2014 Son of the South. Email us at: paul@sonofthesouth.net

 

 

Are you Scared and Confused? Click Here to read My Snake Story, a story of hope and encouragement, to help you face your fears.