In future posts I will be drawing heavily on published accounts of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Connecticut Regiments as well as the personal letters and diary that I possess. Although there is much published information on the First Battle of Bull Run, Keyes Brigade played such a minor role that they are barely covered in most accounts, and much of that information is repeated between references. Add to this that these regiments were only in existance for three months and only fought in a single major engagement an you can understand whay information on these regiments is hard to find. However, persistance can pay off and I list below the key references that I found provide the best information. I hope that there are more that I am unaware of and I appreciate any more information that anyone can provide.
Bailey, J.M. and S.B. Hill. 1896. The History of Danbury, Conn. 1684-1896. Burr Printing House, New York.
Ballard, T. 2004. Staff Ride Guide - Battle of Bull Run. Center of Military History United States Army, Washington D.C.
Beatie Jr., R. H. 1964. Road to Manassas. Cooper Square Publishers Inc., New York.
Croffut, W.A., and J.M. Morris. 1869. The Military and Civil History of Connecticut during the War of 1861-65. Ledyard Bill, New York.
Detzer, D. 2004. Donnybrook, the Battle of Bull Run, 1861. Harcourt, Inc.
Fry, J.B. 1884. Tyler and McDowell in the Campaign of Bull Run 1861. D. Van Nostrand, New York.
Hines, B. 2002. Civil War Volunteer Sons of Connecticut. American Patriot Press, Thomaston, ME.
Johnston, R.M. 1913. Bull Run: Its Strategy and Tactics. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York.
Keyes, E.D. 1884. Fifty Years' Observation of Men and Events Civil and Military. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.
McDonald, J. M. 1999. We Shall Meet Again: The First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) July 18-21, 1861. Oxford University Press.
Morse, H.J. 1864. Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations with additional enlistments and casualties to July 1, 1864. Case, Lockword and Company, Hartford.
Swift, L.L. 1965. Bully for the First Connecticut: The recollections of a three-month volunteer. Lincoln Herald 67(2):72-82.
Tyler, E.B. 1872. "Wooden Nutmegs" at Bull Run. George L. Colburn, Hartford.
United States War Department. The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies Series I, Vol. 2. Government Printing Office, Washington DC.
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