2d Connecticut Regiment of Volunteers Heavy Artillery
"The old 19th CVI"




150th Anniversary of the American Civil War 2011 - 2015 Live it


*updated* Woodbury,Ct. Reenactment pictures Aug. 2013 click here



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Connecticut State Capital, hall of Flags


Connecticut State Capital, hall of Flags. 19th Regiment Conn. Vol.
Blue silk- hoist 70", fly 68" - central device: top of eagle's head to bottom shield: 31" , width of shield: 18" Presented to the 19th Regiment by Mrs. Curtis Noyes August 1862. courtesy Tom & Diane Asselin


Hello and welcome to the web site for the 2d Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery. The purpose of this web page is to provide information on the history of the regiment and to serve as a communication point for the Company I, 2d Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery Regiment re-enactment group members

Our mission is as follows:

  • Understand the political, economic, and religious forces at work in Litchfield County, Connecticut and the state of Connecticut throughout the War of the Rebellion (a.k.a. The American Civil War, War Between the States, and many others),
  • Educate the general public about the military role of the 2d Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery Regiment,
  • Provide additional research for educators, genealogists, families of descendants, and military history scholars
  • Participate in living history demonstrations, encampments, and specific battle reenactments.


The current 2d Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery portrays the unit after it was pulled from the defense of Washington D.C. in June 1864 to bolster the infantry of General Grant'sArmy of the Potomac. Find out more about us here.

The 2d Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery history runs from 1862, when it first mustered as the 19th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry to the end of the war in 1865




Ways the 2d Connecticut Heavies have given back to the Community since 1997:

· We proudly have established the first Union monument to honor the original 2nd Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery at the Cold Harbor Battlefield, Mechanicsville, VA.

· Donations given for Preservation Projects:
· The “Connecticut” stained glass window restoration at the Christ Reform Church, UCC_ Sharpsburg, MD.
· Reconstruction of split rail fences at the Poffenberger Farm-Antietam National Battlefield, MD.
· The Refurbishing project for the 10th Massachusetts monument- Gettysburg, PA.
· The Waterbury Connecticut Soldiers monument restoration, Waterbury, CT.
· Renovation project of the Woodbury Connecticut Old Town Hall- Woodbury, CT.
· Civil War book donations to Connecticut school libraries as part of the 2nd Connecticut education programs performed by the membership.
· Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, Middletown, VA.
· Saylers Creek Battlefield, Rice, VA.
· Shenandoah Battlefield Association, VA- collaborating to protect Civil War battlefield in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
· Accomplished the Preservation of Colonel E.S. Kellogg’s gravesite-Winchester, CT- 2010.
· Sponsored Living History Weekend May 2011 “Camp Dutton Revisited”-Held on Litchfield, CT Green and original Camp Dutton muster site.
· Accomplished Cannon Caisson restoration project by membership of the 2nd Connecticut with monetary and personal time for caisson to be used for educational programs-Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD- April 2012.
· Sponsor Semiannual Civil War Reenactment-Living History event- Woodbury, CT area 2007, 2009, 2011.




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To Arms!! 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War is upon us!!
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2014 schedule is available online. The Public is welcome, so take a look and come see us and say howdy.



*updated* Woodbury,Ct. Reenactment pictures Aug 2011 click here




*updated* 2d Connecticut Marching to the Cold Harbor Monument June 2009 click here




Monuments Locations of the Second Connecticut VHA click here




Grave sites of the Second Connecticut VHAclick here




We also have included links to reenactment units and sites of interest.




The 2d CVHA library of pictures of re-enactments, living histories and parades in action from our past events.




The Second Connecticut also has men and woman which form our Civilian contingent click here




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