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Federal (USV)


Henry S. Stevens

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

A Baptist pastor from Cromwell, he enrolled as Chaplain, 14th Connecticut Infantry on 21 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He helped tend the wounded at the Roulette House on the battlefield, later recalling

As we stood outside, a few feet from the door, to surrender or helpless charge if it could be done before the Johnnies shot, the foremost men in butternut came within about two rods of us, when the operations of a battery brought to bear upon the cornfield and of some infantry throwing a flanking fire into the field started those Johnnies on a retrograde movement of the most lively sort.

The rest of the War

He was discharged 22 December 1863.

After the War

He helped found the Society of the Fourteenth Regiment and was active in writing the Regiment's history and in the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR).

References & notes

Basic information from Page1. The quote above from Stevens' Souvenir of Excursion to Battlefields by the Society of the Fourteenth Connecticut Regiment and Reunion at Antietam, September 1891 ... (1893) [online].


1   Page, Charles D., History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry, Meriden (CT): The Horton Printing Co., 1906, pp. 39-45, roster (pg. 374-)  [AotW citation 15319]