28th Regiment Infantry


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Organized at New Haven November 15, 1862. Left State for East New York November 17. Sailed !or Ship Island, Miss., and New Orleans, La., December 3, arriving December 17. Duty at Camp Parapet, Carrollton, La., until February, and at Fort Barrancas, Fla., until May. Moved to Brashear City, La., May 10-12, thence to Port Hudson, La., May 23-26. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Corps, to August, 1863.

SERVICE.--Siege of Port Hudson, La., May 26-July 9, 1863. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Duty at Port Hudson until August 7. Mustered out August 28, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 14 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 94 Enlisted men by disease. Total 113.

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The Twenty-eighth Regiment was composed of eight companies, recruited in Litchfield and Fairfield counties, and numbered six hundred and seventy-eight (678) men.

It went into camp at New Haven, where it remained until it received marching orders, November 18, 1862. This regiment was also assigned to General Banks army corps, making the fifth furnished by Connecticut for this expedition. Colonel Samuel P. Ferris, its commander, was appointed from the regular army.

During the early part of its service, the regiment was reported at Pensacola, Fla. Soon after, it received marching orders, joined the army moving upon Port Hudson, and was actively engaged in the assault on that place, June 14, 1863. It sustained a loss of fifty-nine (59) in killed, wounded and missing. Among the former were two commissioned officers, Captain David D. Hoag and Lieutenant Charles Durand. No official reports from this regiment were received by the Adjutant General, and it is therefore impossible to give a detailed account of its service. The only list of casualties received was contained in the monthly return for June, 1863.

The regiment was present at the fall of Port Hudson, and was ordered inside the works, and formed part of the garrison until relieved and ordered home. It was mustered out of service at New Haven, Conn., August 28, 1863.

It took part in the following ENGAGEMENTS.

Port Hudson, La., June 14th, 1863. Loss in killed, 2 commissioned officers, 7 enlisted men ; wounded, 40 enlisted men; missing, 10 enlisted men. Total loss, 59.


Killed in action, - - 9
Died of wounds, - - 9
Died of disease, - 65
Discharged prior to muster-out of regiment, - 14


Reference: Connecticut Volunteer Organizations, (Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery) in the Service of the United States 1861-1865, with additional enlistments, casualties, etc, etc, and Brief Summaries, Showing the operations and service of the several regiments and batteries. Prepared from records in the Adjutant-General's Office.

C. M. INGERSOL, Adjutant-general.
HARTFORD: Brown and Gross, 1869