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30th Connecticut Infantry      
Company Unknown
Alpheus Bowen - Private   
Alpheus Bowen was a farmer from Bureau County Illinois who enlisted in the 31st Illinois Infantry, I believe, but was later attached to the 15th Connecticut. He was killed at Wyse''s Fork in March 1865. There is a gravestone in his honor at the family cemetery in rural Walnut, IL, but I believe he may be buried as one of the 55 nameless dead marked and buried at the New Bern, NC National Cemetery in the 15th Connecticut section.
Contact Name:  David Berry
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Date Added:  4/22/2004
Company Unknown
Jacob Widmer - Private   
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Contact Name:  Mark Creveling
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Date Added:  7/4/2007
Company A
Horace F. Farnsworth - Private   
I have in my possession thirty long letters in fairly elegant copperplate script sent from the field covering the time from 1862, when the unit was formed, to 1865. These have been transcribed several times but not published. Twenty letters are to his first wife, Frances Wolcott Farnsworth (and infant daughter), living in Connecticut, and ten letters are to his brother, Henry Farnsworth, living in New York City, with whom he was very close.

An eleventh letter, not in my possession, to Henry was forwarded to and published by the New York Times, as it was current news in 1865 and gives a vivid account of the Battle of Wyse's Forks, North Carolina, one of the last major battles of the Civil War, which had very nearly cost Horace his life. A rich modern discussion of this battle is now available in the recently published researches of Wade Sokolosky.


H.F. Farnsworth enlisted rather precipitately (his only daughter by Frances, Henrietta, was born December 25, 1862; his only son by Frances, Whitcomb Horace, was not born until well after the war, on January 16,1869) and was enrolled in Company A of the 15th Connecticut Volunteers ('Casey's Pets') as a Private. By the end of the war he was acting as the Company Clerk. Almost all of the letters are very circumstantial and provide very good background information. Most of them are quite intimate appraisals of soldiering and of the camp life, including the observations and opinions of himself and his fellow soldiers. He was comfortable with writing, quite literate, and usually wrote four pages of narrative and description on the lined, folded letter paper of the time.


He returned at the end of the war and lived until September 2, 1920. His beloved second wife survived him by eleven years. There is some collateral material as well--two envelopes, one of which is a 'patriotic cover,' photographs of husband and wife, a photograph of Etta as a child, two of him marching in uniform with the G.A.R., a wedding announcement for Etta.


He was my maternal great great grandfather, and the letters descended to me through my mother.
Contact Name:  Douglas W. Reynolds, Jr.
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Date Added:  6/28/2007
Company B
Willard F Pardee - Private   
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Contact Name:  John Fable
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Date Added:  1/18/2010
Company E
Thomas J Carey - Private   
Thomas' diary for March - September 1865 in in the special collections department at University of North Carolina
www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/c/Carey,Thomas_J.html Relatives are currently working on a full transcription.
Contact Name:  Alan E. Oakes
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Date Added:  2/24/2011
Company F
Alvah J Cook - Private   
Alvah J Cook was born about 1839 in Connecticut. He was the son of Sylvester Cook and Marietta (Hall) Cook. He enlisted August 15, 1862 and died October 13, 1864 (presumably from sickness or from wounds incurred from a previous battle) and is burried at Old Cemetery, Newbern, North Carolina.

Fought at:

12 Dec 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA.
13 Dec 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA.
24 Apr 1863 at Suffolk, VA.
24 Apr 1863 at Edenton Road, VA.
3 May 1863 at Suffolk, VA.
3 May 1863 at Providence Church Road, VA.
4 May 1863 at Suffolk, VA.
15 May 1863 at Providence Church Road, VA.
25 May 1863 at Suffolk, VA.
18 Apr 1864 at Plymouth, NC.
20 Apr 1864 at Plymouth, NC.
21 Apr 1864 at Plymouth, NC.
30 Jul 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Contact Name:  Chris Nichols
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Date Added:  8/30/2009
Company G
WILLIAM H JONES - Sergeant   
william jones was my greatgrandfather enrolled on 20th of aug 1862 discharged 27th june 1865 new bern nc by reason of general order no.73
Contact Name:  ROBERT HEALY
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Date Added:  11/9/2009
Company G
Samuel Prouty - Private   
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Contact Name:  Shawn Verdine
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Date Added:  1/30/2007
Company H
Courtney S. Baldwin - Unknown   
Died at Andersonville Sept. 2, 1864. Has anyone more info?
Contact Name:  Gordon Agren
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Date Added:  11/26/2004
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