The Third Connecticut was present on the field of Bull Run. The men had enlisted in April, 1861, and their time was all but up in July, for they were three months’ men. Their drilling had taken place for a short time in their home State and afterward in the camps around Washington. They were mostly artisans and farmer boys with a sprinkling of mill hands and men of business from the larger towns. The regiment was attached to Tyler’s division, of McDowell’s army, and suffered little in the battle. The total losses, including deaths from sickness, in this regiment, which was mustered out at the end of its service, amounted to five all told. It goes without saying, however, that many re-enlisted and again went to the front, where they stayed until the conflict ended.
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Quarter Plate Tintype of Two Federal Infantrymen. The one soldier is identified as Beneful P. Ruth (probably the soldier at left with musket and equipment) stating this was the last photograph he sent before being killed. Ruth wears a forage cap with 6th Corps badge. Records state that Ruth enlisted in Co. B, 93d Penna. Vols on October 12, 1861 and was killed on May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks. The other soldier is identified as “E. W. S. Stambach of Hamburg (Pa.)”, who was wounded at Fair Oaks and killed at The Wilderness.