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The Stamford Historical Society Presents

Stamford's Civil War: At Home and in the Field
a 2003 Exhibit and more

The Diaries of Noah W. Hoyt: Timeline

August Enlistment, camp at New Haven, CT
December Gale at sea, en route to Ship Island, Miss.

January 16 Capturing hogs for food.
February 8 Death of Cpt. Leeds and preparation of body.
February 21 John E. Hoyt dies of dysentery.
April 13 Milford man buried – comment on Dr.’s pills.
May 2 Paymaster appeared – men paid from enlistment to March 1st.
May 10 Gen. Banks captured rebel supplies.
May 23 Buried 3 men – left 15 in hospital.
Near Port Hudson, May 23-27 Marched 40 miles – fed 1/2 salt pork & 1 lb. Hard tack in that time.
May 28 Description by Hoyt of wounded.
At Port Hudson, June 8 Dug rifle pits.
June 14 Grenades issued – not used. 1000 killed wounded or MIA.
July 4 Rebels deserting, Port Hudson surrendered.
July 28 Following surrender, the 28th lost 4 men a week from disease.Col. Ferris went home leaving his regiment.
August 4 Broke camp and boarded steamer for home. Buried men along the way and left men in hospitals.
August 10 Left Henry Lower in hospital – never heard of again.
August 15 Arrived Cairo, Ill. – took cars from there.
Pg. XIV Arrival in Stamford

The Diaries of Noah W. Hoyt: Excerpts
Record Group 16: The Diaries of Noah W. Hoyt

Introduction to Exhibition
A Virtual Tour through the Exhibit
Reenactors at the Opening
Civil War Timeline
Maps from the Exhibit
Picturesque Stamford, 1892 – Chapter on Civil War
Regimental Histories
Casualties and Causes of Death
Casualties, All Regiments
Soldiers' Biographies
Stamford Irish Volunteers
The Home Front: Biographies of Citizens
The Diaries of Noah W. Hoyt (Record Group 16)
The Diaries of Noah W. Hoyt: Timeline
The Diaries of Noah W. Hoyt: Excerpts
The Sanitary Commission
The Stamford Ladies Soldiers' Aid Society
The Civil War changed funeral custom
Bibliography and Recommended Readings
Civil War in Connecticut/Stamford on the Internet
Civil War Books
Civil War Roundtable of Fairfield County