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Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Records 1861-1917

RG 124, Hartford City Guard

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Harford (Conn.). City Guard
Title: Hartford City Guard records
Creation Dates: 1861-1917
Quantity: 2 cubic feet
Abstract: The Hartford City Guard was an Independent Company from January 8 to September 11, 1861. It then became Artillery Company A, 1st Regiment, Connecticut Militia, organizing under the captaincy of Charles H. Prentice. In 1863 it became an infantry company. Some Hartford City Guard officers joined the volunteer forces in the Civil War. The company was designated Company A, 4th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers on May 16, 1861. Afterwards, it changed to First Connecticut Heavy Artillery, which was mustered into the U.S. service on May 22, 1861. On August 18, 1865, it became Battery D, Light Artillery, Connecticut National Guard, attached to the 1st Regiment. It was then attached to the 3rd Regiment from August 8 1867 to August 1, 1871. In 1871, it became Company F of the 1st Regiment, and it remains so today.
Identification: RG124
Accession: T001457
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Hartford City Guard was an Independent Company from January 8 to September 11, 1861. It then became Artillery Company A, 1st Regiment, Connecticut Militia, organizing under the captaincy of Charles H. Prentice. In 1863 it became an infantry company. Some Hartford City Guard officers joined the volunteer forces in the Civil War. The company was designated Company A, 4th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers on May 16, 1861. Afterwards, it changed to First Connecticut Heavy Artillery, which was mustered into the U.S. service on May 22, 1861. On August 18, 1865, it became Battery D, Light Artillery, Connecticut National Guard, attached to the 1st Regiment. (In 1865 the term "Militia" was dropped and "Connecticut National Guard" was substituted). It was then attached to the 3rd Regiment from August 8 1867 to August 1, 1871. In 1871, it became Company F of the 1st Regiment, and it remains so today.

Some of the captains of the Hartford City Guard were: Charles H. Prentice, 1861-1863; Solomon P. Conners, 1863; John K. Williams, 1863-1869; John L. White, 1869-1880; Levi H. Hotchkiss, 1880-1882; Charles E. Thompson, 1882-1884.

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Scope and Content

The records consist of applications for membership, constitution and by-laws, contracts and agreements, financial records, minutes of meetings, special orders, and other similar materials.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

RG 118, Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard.

Additional records of the Hartford City Guard will be found among the papers of the Connecticut National Guard. Discharges of Company F and Battery D are among these.

Two volumes of The Knapsack, 1873-1875, published by City Guard [CSL call number StLib Special Collections AN104.H3 K63] and on microfilm at [CSL call number StLib Newspaper Room AN104.H3 K63].

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Hartford (Conn.). City Guard

Subjects:

Connecticut -- Militia
Hartford (Conn.). City Guard -- Records and correspondence

Document Types:

Bylaws (administrative records)
Clippings
Constitutions
Correspondence
Financial records
Membership lists
Minutes
Reports
Resolutions

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Container List

Records, 1861-1917
Box
Constitution and by-laws of the Hartford City Guard, 1861 1
Also includes original roll of the Company, May 1, 1861.
Original preamble and constitution adopted January 8, 1861, manuscript
Contracts, agreements, bonds, leases, 1861-1865, 1879, 1883
History and minutes, 1888-1889
Invoices, 1871, 1877
Receipted bills, 1865
Treasurers' reports, 1866 January 1-1868 January 20
Receipted bills, 1867-1871
Treasurers' reports, 1871-1873
Receipts, 1872-1877
Treasurers' and collectors' reports, 1874-1877
Treasurers' reports, 1878-1879
Treasurers' reports and receipted bills, 1880
Treasurers' and collectors' reports, 1881-1882
Treasurers' and collectors' reports, 1883-1884
Treasurers' reports and collectors' reports, 1888
Treasurers' reports and collectors' reports, 1889
Receipted bills, 1889
Treasurers' report, 1901 January 14
Treasurers' reports and collectors' reports, 1905 April-1906 October
Treasurers' report and collectors' reports, 1907
Receipted bills, 1907
Collectors' reports, 1908
Receipted bills, 1908
Treasurers' reports and collectors' reports, 1909
Receipted bills, 1909
Treasurers' reports and collectors' reports, 1910
Receipted bills, 1910
Collectors' reports, 1911
Receipted bills, 1911
Receipted bills, 1912-1913
Reports of committees, 1867
Includes Committee on Decorations for Reunion and Committee on Promenade Concert.
Reports of committees, 1876, 1878, 1879
Includes Committees on Centennial Parade, Reception of 1st Light Infantry, Estimate of expense for encampment at Martha's Vineyard.
Reports of committees, 1881-1882
Includes Committees on Purchase of Company Album, Obtaining Prices for Photographs, and Testimonials.
Reports of Committees, 1884
Includes reports of Committees on Membership, Armory, and Day in Camp.
Reports of committees, 1888
Includes Armory and Membership.
Reports of Armory Committee, 1889
Report of Sociable Committee, 1889
Also includes receipts.
Report of Committee on Souvenir Badges, 1889
Report of Committee on Past-Members Accounts, 1901 January 12
Resolutions, 1865-1889
Circulars, 1864-1889 2
Orders & valuable papers wanted for constant reference, 1866-1870
Includes circulars re: uniform, inspection, requisition, inventory and orders.
Company orders, 1862-1864, 1881-1882, 1914
General orders, 1862-1866
General orders, 1868-1875, 1881
Special orders, 1863-1867
Special orders, 1868-1869
Special orders, 1870-1871
Special orders, 1875
Correspondence
Capt. Charles Prentice, Artillery Co. A, 1st Regt. Conn. Militia, 1861-1864
Capt. John K. Williams, Hartford City Guard, 1865-1866
Capt. John K. Williams, Hartford City Guard, 1867
Capt. John K. Williams, Hartford City Guard - Commanding Battery D, C.N.G., 1868
Albert Fox, Secretary, Hartford City Guard, 1869
Capt. John White, Commanding Battery D, C.N.G. et al, 1869
Albert Fox, Secretary, Hartford City Guard, 1870
Albert Fox, Secretary, Hartford City Guard, 1872
Capt. John L. White, Commanding Co. F, 1st Regiment, Conn. National Guard, et al, 1872
Capt. John L. White, et al (Miscellaneous), 1878-1879
Capt. John L. White regarding sale of old uniforms, 1879
Capt. John L. White et al, 1880-1881
Capt. Charles E. Thompson, commanding Hartford City Guard, 1883-1884
E.H. Young, Secretary, Hartford City Guard, 1884
Capt. George B. Newton, Commanding Co. F, 1st Regiment, 1888-1889
Capt. George W. Ripley, Commanding Co. F, 1st Regt. C.N.G., 1899
Co. F, 1st Infantry, C.N.G., 1905-1907
Capt. Frederick A. Seidler, Commanding Co. F, 1st Infantry, C.N.G., 1908
Co. F, 1st Infantry, C.N.G., 1909-1917
Propositions for membership, Hartford City Guard, Co. F, 1st Regiment, C.N.G.
1876-1877
1878-1879
1880-1881
1882-1883
1886, undated
Applications for Enlistment
Co. H, 1st Regiment, 1878
Co. F 1st Regiment, C.N.G., 1902-1904
Monthly report of gain and loss (Co. F, 1st Regiment), 1902-1906
Pamphlets
Includes "Experience of a Recruit in the United States Army", 1916 and pamphlet of forms, returns, uniform.
Clippings from newspapers
Miscellaneous folder, 1880-1917, undated
Various handwritten notes, few announcements, lists, etc.
Quarterly returns of ordnance and ordnance stores, Co. F, 1904
Ordnance property forms, Co. F, 1897-1917
Election certificate for A.B. Gillette, 1865 March