Version 20.7.2017

 

Maine:

 

 

a. allgemeines:

 

Literatur:

- Clark, Stan: Maine at Gettysburg (Reprint of 1898 original); 602 pp; Index; Mapped End papers

- Roster of Maine Volunteers 1861-1865 (H-Bar Enterprises); 1 Volume CD ROM. A Roster of all Maine troops during the Civil War, including Joshua Chamberlain's 20th Maine.

- Stanley, R. H. and George Hall: Eastern Maine and the Rebellion: Beeing an Account of the Principal Events in Eastern Maine du­ring the War and Brief Histories of Eastern Maine Regiments (Bangor 1887); 1st Edition, 392 pp, Illustrated, Photos, Officer Rosters; Nevins calls this "A good picture of local response in rock-ribbed New England to the conflict, with regimental histories of those groups from the area."

 

 

b. Infantry:

 

1st Regiment, Maine Infantry (3 months, 1861):

s. Col Nathaniel James *Jackson

 

Overview:

Organized at Portland and mustered in for three months April 28, 1861. Ordered to Washington, D. C., June 1. Duty in the Defences of that city till August 1. Mustered out at Portland, Me., August 5, 1861.

 

Overview:

Organized at Portland and mustered in for three months April 28, 1861. Ordered to Washington, D. C., June 1. Duty in the Defences of that city till August 1. Mustered out at Portland, Me., August 5, 1861.

 

 

1st Maine Infantry Regiment:

s. John Meade *Gould

 

Literatur:

- *Gould, John M.: History of the First, Tenth, Twenty-ninth Maine Regiment (Portland / Maine: Stephen Berry, 1871)

 

 

1st Regiment Maine Veteran Infantry:

s. Col Thomas Worchester *Hyde; Lt Wainwright *Cushing (Co. C, A); Corporal Albert J. *Batchelder (Co. I)

 

Overview:

Organized at Charleston, Va., by consolidation of the Veterans of the 5th, 6th and 7th Regiments of Maine Volunteer Infantry August 21, 1864. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Armies of the Shenandoah and Potomac, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Skirmishes near Charleston, Va., August 21-22, 1864. Demonstration on Gilbert's Ford, Opequan, September 18. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown and vicinity till Decem­ber. March to Washington, D. C., December 9, thence moved to Petersburg, Va. Siege of Petersburg December 12, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25-27, 1865. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Danville, Va., and provost duty there till June. Moved to Washington, D. C. Corps Review June 9. Mustered out June 28, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 40 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 40 Enlisted men by disease. Total 86.

 

 

1st Battalion, Maine Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and Portland February and March, 1865, from 21st, 24th, 25th and 26th Unassigned Companies of Infantry. Ordered to Summit Point, Va. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Dwight's Division, Army of the Shenandoah to May, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Dwight's Division, Dept. of , to June, 1865. Dwight's Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1865. 4th Sub-District, District of South Carolina, Dept. of the South, to August, 1865. 3rd Sub-District, Dept. of the South, to April, 1866.

 

Service:

Moved from the Shenandoah Valley to Washington, D. C., May 1, 1865, and duty there till June 1. Moved to Savannah, Ga., June 1, thence to Georgetown, S. C., June 15. To Florence, S. C., July 6-9. Duty in Eastern South Carolina till August 19. At Charleston till August 29, and in 3rd Sub-District, Western South Carolina, till April, 1866. Mustered out April 5, 1866.

 

Lost by disease during service 40.

 

 

2nd Regiment Maine Infantry:

s. Assistant Surgeon August Choate *Hamlin (Co. F&S); Pvt Alvin G. *Ames (Co. B)

 

Overview:

Organized at Bangor for three months' service. Left State for Willett's Point, N. Y., May 14, 1861. Mustered into U. S. service for two and three years May 28, 1861. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 30. Attached to Keyes' Brigade, Tyler's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia, June to August, 1861. Fort Corcoran, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Martindale's Briga­de, Fitz-John Porter's Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to June, 1863.

 

Service:

Camp on Meridian Hill, Defences of Washington, D. C., till July 1, 1861. Moved to Falls Church, Va., July 1, and duty there till July 16. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Occupation of Fairfax C. H. July 17. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty at Ar­lington Heights, Va., and at Fort Corcoran till October, and at Hall's Hill, Defences of Washington, till March, 1862. Moved to the Peninsula March. Warwick Road and near Lee's Mills April 5. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. New Bridge May 24. Hanover C. H. May 27. Operations about Hanover C. H. May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Gaines' Mill June 27; Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29; Turkey Bridge or Malvern Cliff June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison Landing till August 15. Retreat from the Peninsula and movement to Centreville August 16-27. Pope's Campaign in Nor­thern Virgi­nia August 27-September 2. Battle of Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. She­phardstown Ford September 19. Shephardstown September 20. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Expedition to Ri­chards and Ellis Fords December 29-30. "Mud March" January 20-24. 1863. At Falmouth till April. Chancellorsville Cam­paign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Ordered home May 20. Three-year men transferred to 20th Maine Infantry. Mustered out June 9, 1863.

 

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 65 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 70 Enlisted men by disease. Total 139.

 

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3rd Regiment Maine Infantry (3 months, 1861):

s. Col Moses B. *Lakeman (Co. F&S, before Captain Co. I)Lt Edward C. *Pierce (Co. C); Pvt Harrison W. *Gardiner (Co. ?); Pvt John Meade *Gould (Co. C); Pvt Robert J. Margan (Co. A); Pvt George S. *Rollins; Pvt Samuel Wing;

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in June 4, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., June 5. Attached to Howard's Brigade, Heint­zelman's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia, to August, 1861. Howard's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to Oc­tober, 1861. Sedgwick's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to July 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1864.


Service:

Camp on Meridian Hill, Defences of Washington, D. C., till July 16, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Virginia Penin­sula Campaign April to August. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Near Richmond June 18. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Jordan's Ford June 27. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Lan­ding till August 16. Retreat from the Peninsula and movement to Centreville August 16-27. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 27-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29, and Bull Run August 30. Chantilly September 1. Guard fords from Monoca­cy River to Conrad's Ferry till October 11. March to Leesburg, thence to Falmouth, Va., October 11-November 23. Battle of Frede­ricksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Demonstration on the Rapidan Fe­bruary 5-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 5. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Po River May 10. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Bloody Angle, Assault on the Salient, May 12. Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-5. Ordered to the rear June 5. Mustered out June 28, 1864. Veterans and recruits transferred to 17th Regiment Maine Infantry.


Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 124 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 148 Enlisted men by disease. Total 283.

 

Literatur:

- Wing, Samuel (Pvt 3rd Maine Infantry): The Soldier's Story: A Personal Narrative of the Life, Army Experiences, and the Marve­lous Sufferings since the War (Phillips / Maine, 1898)

 

 

3rd Regiment, Maine Infantry:

s. Pvt John Meade *Gould (Co. C)

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in June 4, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., June 5. Attached to Howard's Brigade, Heint­zelman's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia, to August, 1861. Howard's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to Oc­tober, 1861. Sedgwick's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to July 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1864.


Service:

Camp on Meridian Hill, Defences of Washington, D. C., till July 16, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Virginia Penin­sula Campaign April to August. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Near Richmond June 18. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Jordan's Ford June 27. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Lan­ding till August 16. Retreat from the Peninsula and movement to Centreville August 16-27. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 27-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29, and Bull Run August 30. Chantilly September 1. Guard fords from Monoca­cy River to Conrad's Ferry till October 11. March to Leesburg, thence to Falmouth, Va., October 11-November 23. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kel­ly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 5-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 5. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Po River May 10. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Bloody Angle, Assault on the Salient, May 12. Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-5. Ordered to the rear June 5. Mustered out June 28, 1864. Veterans and recruits transferred to 17th Re­giment Maine Infantry.


Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 124 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 148 Enlisted men by disease. Total 283.

 

 

4th Regiment Maine Infantry:

s. Col Elijah *Walker (Captain Co. B)

 

Overview:

Organized at Rockland and mustered in June 15, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., June 20. Attached to Howard's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia, to August, 1861. Heintzelman's Brigade, Division of the Poto­mac, to October, 1861. Sedgwick's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Divisi­on, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Di­vision, 2nd Corps, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1864.

 

Service:

Camp on Meridian Hill, Defenses of Washington, until July 16, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862, Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Moved to the Peninsula March 17. Peninsula Campaign April to August. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Near Richmond June 18. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Retreat from the Peninsula and movement to Centreville August 16-27. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 27-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29: Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1. Guard fords from Monocacy River to Conrad's Ferry until October 11. March to Leesburg, thence to Falmouth, Va., October 11-November 23. Mouth of Monocacy, White's Ford, October 12. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pur­suit of Lee July 5-23. Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock Novem­ber 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spotsylvania May 8-12. Po River May 10. Spotsylvania C. H. May 12-21. "Bloody Angle," Assault on the Salient, May 12. Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopoto­moy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15. Ordered to the rear June 15. Mustered out July 19, 1864, expira­tion of term. Veterans and recruits transferred to 19th Maine Infantry.

 

Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 156 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 135 Enlisted men by disease. Total 307

 

Literatur:

- **Dalton, Peter: With Our Faces to the Foe: A History of the 4th Maine Infantry in the War of the Rebellion (Union Publishing 1998); 385 pp; Numerous Maps and Photos; Rosters. A complete history of the Iron 4th Maine Infantry. This book is based on the nume­rous first hand accounts left behind by the members of this famous regiment. The book is full of new and original material, photos, and dozens of original maps.

 

 

5th Regiment Maine Infantry:

s. Col Nathaniel James *Jackson; Captain Henry Goddard *Thomas (24.6.1861-26.8.1861); Adjutant George W. *Bicknell (Co. F&S); Chaplain John R. *Adams

 

Overview:

Organized at Portland and mustered in June 24, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., June 26. Attached to Howard's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia, to August, 1861. Heintzelman's Brigade, Division of the Poto­mac, to October, 1862. Slocum's Brigade, Franklin's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac and Dept. of the Rappahannock, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Poto­mac, to June, 1864.

 

Service:

Camp at Meridian Hill till July 16, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington till March, 1862. Expedition to Pohick Church, Va., October 3, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862. McDowell's advance on Fredericksburg, Va., April 4-12. Ordered to the Peninsula April 22. Siege of Yorktown (on Transports) April 24-May 4. West Point May 7-8. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Gaines' Mill June 27. Golding's Farm June 28. Savage Station June 29. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison Landing till August 15. Retreat from the Peninsula and movement to Centreville August 15-27. In works at Centreville August 27-31. Assist in checking Pope's rout at Bull Run and cover retreat to Fairfax C. H., September 1. Maryland Campaign September-October. Crampton's Pass, South Mountain, September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. At Hagerstown, Md., September 26 to October 29. Movement to Fal­mouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Operations about Deep Run Ravine June 6-13. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Near Funkstown, Md., July 10-13. Hagerstown July 13. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock No­vember 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3 to June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 842; Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. "Bloody Angle," assault on the Salient, May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 19-22. Ordered to the rear for muster out. Mustered out July 27, 1864, expiration of term. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 6th Maine Infantry.

 

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 99 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 76 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 184.

 

Literatur:

- **Bicknell, George W.: History of the Fifth Regiment Maine Volunteers (Ortland / Maine, 1871)

 

 

6th Regiment Maine Infantry:

s. Col Hiram *Burnham; *Captain Sewell *Gray (Co. A); Lt (Corporal) John C. *Honey (Co. B); Sgt Otis O. *Roberts (Co H); Corporal Wainwright *Cushing (Co. A); Pvt Isaac *Gardner (Co. F); Pvt (Wagoner) Nathaniel *Gardiner (Co. F); Pvt Willard D. *Gardiner (Co. F); Pvt Willard E. *Gardiner (Co. F)

 

Overview:

Organized at Portland and mustered in July 15, 1861. Left State Washington, D. C., July 17. Attached to W. F. Smith's Brigade, Divi­sion of the Potomac, to October, 1861. 2nd Brigade, Smith's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Divi­sion, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, to February, 1863. Light Division, 6th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division 6th Corps, to August, 1864.

 

Service:

Duty in the defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862. Ordered to the Peninsu­la March 16. Advance toward Yorktown April 4-5. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Reconnoissance toward Yorktown April 6. Re­connoissance toward Lee's Mills April 28. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Duty at White House till May 18. Duty near Richmond till June 6 and picket on the Chickahominy till June 25. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Gaines' Mill June 26. Golding's Farm June 27. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp Bridge June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison Landing till August 15. Retreat from the Peninsula and movement to Centreville August 15-27. In works at Centreville August 27-31. Assist in checking Pope's rout at Bull Run August 30, and cover retreat to Fairfax C. H. September 1. Maryland Campaign September-October. Sugar Loaf Mountain, Md., September 11-12. Crampton's Pass, South Mountain, September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Duty in Maryland till October 29. Movement to, Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Operations about Franklin's Crossing or Deep Run Ravine June 5-13. Brandy Station and Beverly Ford June 9. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Near Funkstown, Md., July 10-13. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahan­nock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Mine Run November 28-30. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3 to June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. "Bloody Angle," assault on the Salient, May 12. North Anna May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31.Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-July 10. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Destruction of Weldon Railroad June 30. Ordered to rear for muster out July 10. Volunteered for 30 days' service in defence of Washington. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 12-13. Mustered out August 15, 1864, expiration of term. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 7th Maine.

 

Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 141 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 100 Enlisted men by disease. Total 255.

 

Medal of Honor: Sgt Otis O. *Roberts (Co H)

 

Photo:

Part of the 6th Maine Infantry after the battle of Fredericksburg

 

Documents/Literature:

- **Gray, Sewell: Diary of Sewell Gray, transcription in the Library of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

- **Mundy, James H.: No Rich Men's Son: The Sixth Maine Volunteer Infantry (Cape Elizabeth, ME, 1994)

 

 

7th Regiment Maine Infantry:

s. LtCol (Captain Co. E) Selden *Connor; LtCol Thomas Worchester *Hyde (Captain Co. D); First Corporal Wainwright *Cushing (Co. C); Pvt Charles Ames (Co. D)

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in August 21, 1861. Left State for Baltimore, Md., August 23. Attached to Dix's Division, August to October, 1861. Davidson's Brigade, W. F. Smith's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, to August, 1864.

 

Service:

Duty at Baltimore, Md., till October 25, 1861. Moved to Washington, D. C. Duty at Georgetown Heights till November 7 and at Le­winsville, Va., till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Return to Alexandria, thence moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., March 23-24. Reconnoissance to Watt's Creek March 27-31. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Advance up the Peninsula May 9-13. At White House till May 19. Mechanicsville May 23-24. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Garnett's and Golding's Farms June 27-28. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp Bridge and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison Landing till August 15. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville, August 15-27. In works at Cent­reville August 27-31. Assist in checking Pope's rout at Bull Run August 30, and cover retreat to Fairfax C. H. September 1. Ma­ryland Campaign September-October. Crampton's Pass, South Mountain, September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Orde­red home to recruit October, and at Portland, Me., till January 21, 1863. Joined Brigade and Division at White Oak Church, Va., Janua­ry 25. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Frede­ricksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. (Co. "F" joined May 23.) Operations at Franklin's Crossing June 5-13. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Fairfield July 5. Near Funkstown, Md., July 10-13. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. "Bloody Angle," assault on the Salient, May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pa­munkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-July 9. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 9-11. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington, D. C., July 11-12. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-21. Mustered out at Charlestown, Va., August 21, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 1st Maine Veteran Infantry.

 

Regiment lost during service 15 Officers and 113 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 209 Enlisted men by disease. Total 340.

 

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7th Unassigned Company, Maine Infantry:

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

8th Regiment Maine Infantry:

s. Pvt Robert H. *Wentworth (Co. B)

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in September 7, 1861. Left State for New York September 10, thence moved to Washington, D. C. Attached to Viele's 1st Brigade, Sherman's South Carolina Expeditionary Corps, October, 1861, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Di­vision, Dept. of the South, to November, 1862. District of Beaufort, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. South, to April, 1863. District of Hilton Head, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. South, to November, 1863. District of Beaufort S. C., 10th Corps, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Di­vision, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, to May, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Corps, May, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Virginia to January, 1866.

 

Service:

Moved to Annapolis, Md., October 6, 1861. Expedition to Port Royal, S. C., October 21-November 7. Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor, November 7. Hilton Head November 8-9. Duty at Hilton Head till February, 1862. Five Companies ordered to Dafuskie Island, S. C., February 14. Siege operations against Fort Pulaski till April 11. Bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski April 10-11. Duty at Hilton Head and Beaufort, S. C., till March, 1863. Expedition to Jacksonville, Fla., March 18-23. Opera­tions near Jacksonville March 23-31. Reconnoissance toward Baldwin March 25. Skirmish near Jacksonville March 25. Moved to Beaufort, S. C., March 31-April 1. Expedition against Charleston April 3-12. Moved to Hilton Head, S. C., April 16, and duty there till November 14. Moved to Beaufort, S. C., November 14, and duty there till April, 1864. Veterans on Furlough March and April. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., April 14. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Port Walthall May 6-7. Swift Creek May 9-10. Arrowfield Church, Chester Station, May 10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred front May 17-28. Moved to White House Landing May 28-June 1. Rapidan Campaign June 1-15. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Peters­burg June 15-19. Siege of Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Re­serve). Non-Veterans left front September 4, 1864, and mustered out September 15, 1864. Chaffin's Farm September 28-30. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Duty in trenches north of James River before Richmond till March 27, 1865. Moved to Hatcher's Run March 27-28. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. White Oak Road March 30-31. Assault and capture of Forts Gregg and Baldwin April 2. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Rice's Station April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Sur­render of Lee and his army. Duty at Richmond, Va., till August; at Manchester till November, and at Fortress Monroe till January, 1866. Mustered out January 18, 1866.

 

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 128 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 243 Enlisted men by disease. Total 381.

 

 

9th Regiment, Maine Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in September 22, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 24, and camp at Bladens­burg, Defences of Washington, September 26-October 8. Moved to Annapolis, Md., October 8. Attached to Wright's 3rd Brigade, Sherman's South Carolina Expeditionary Corps, to February, 1862. Fernandina, Fla., Dept. of the South, to January, 1863. District of Hilton Head, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. South, to June, 1863. St. Helena Island, S. C. to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Folly Island, S. C., 10th Corps, July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps, to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps, to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, and Division, 10th Army Corps, Army Ohio, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Expedition to Port Royal, S. C., October 21-November 7, 1861. Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor, Novem­ber 7. Hilton Head November 8. Duty at Hilton Head till January 29, 1862. Expedition to Warsaw Sound January 29-March 1. Expedition to Florida February 25-March 5. Occupation of Fernandina, Fla., March 5, and duty there till January, 1863. Near Fernan­dina April 10, 1862 (Co. "I"). Moved to Hilton Head, S. C., January, 1863, and, duty there till June, and at St. Helena Island till July. Moved to Folly Island, S. C., July 4. Attack on Morris Island July 10. Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, July 11 and 18. Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, and Fort Sumter and Charleston July 11-September 7. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. Occupation of Black Island till January, 1864. Veterans on Furlough February and March. Non-Ve­terans duty on Morris Island till April, then moved to Gloucester Point, Va. Veterans rejoin April 28. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-27. Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 5. Port Walthal Junction, Chester Station, May 6-7. Arrowfield Church May 9. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-27. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 27-June 1. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-19. Siege of Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to February, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, l864. Demonstration north of James River August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Bermuda Hundred August 24-25. In trenches before Petersburg till September 25. Non-Veterans left front at September 21 and mustered out September 27, 1864. New Market Heights September 28-29. Chaffin's Farm September 29-30. Charles City Cross Roads October 1. Fair Oaks October 27-28. Duty on north side of James till February, 1865. Rejoined Brigade at Fort Fisher, N. C. Cape Fear Intrenchments Fe­bruary 11-12. Fort Anderson February 18-20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnson and his army. Duty in North Carolina till July. Mustered out July 13, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 172 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 236 Enlisted men by disease. Total 421.

 

 

9th Unassigned Company, Maine Infantry:

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

10th Regiment Maine Infantry:

s. Col George L. *Beal; Col James S. *Fillebrown; Major John M. *Gould; 1stLt John Meade *Gould (Co. F&S); H. A. *Tripp

 

Overview:

Organized at Portland and mustered in October 4, 1861. Left State for Baltimore, Md., October 6. Attached to Dix's Division to No­vember, 1861. Railroad Brigade, Army Potomac, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, Williams' Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863. Headquarters 12th Army Corps, Armies of the Potomac and Cumberland, to November, 1863.

 

Service:

Duty at Baltimore, Md., till November 4, 1861. At Relay House till November 27, and at Baltimore till February 27, 1862. Guard duty by detachments along Baltimore & Ohio Railroad between Martinsburg and Charleston, W. Va., till May. Company "D" at Har­per's Ferry till May 24, then moved to Winchester. Company "F" at Harper's Ferry till May 9, then moved to Winchester. Company "H" at Duffield's till May 24, then moved to Winchester. Company "K" at Kearneysville till May 24, then moved to Winchester. Company "C" at Van Obeiseville till May 9, then moved to Winchester. Company "A" at Opequan Bridge till May 24, then moved to Winchester. Company "B" at Martinsburg till May 24, then moved to Winchester. Company "E" at Halltown till May 9, then moved to Winchester. Companies "G" and "I" at Charleston till May 9, then moved to Winchester. All Companies at their stations from March 28. Operations in Shenandoah Valley May 15-June 17. Middletown May 24. Winchester May 25. Retreat to Williamsport May 25-27. Reconnoissance toward Martinsburg May 28. Reconnoissance to Luray C. H. June 29-30. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Guarding trains during Bull Run Battles. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty at Berlin, Md., October 3-December 10. March to Fairfax Station December 10-14, and duty there till Janua­ry 19, 1863. March to Stafford C. H. January 19-23, and duty there till April 27. Ordered to rear for muster out April 27. Three-year men formed into a Battalion of three Companies and assigned to duty at Headquarters 12th Army Corps April 26. Old members mus­tered out May 8, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 12-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-8. Along the Rapidan August 1-September 24. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., September 24-October 2; to Murfreesboro, Tenn., October 5, thence to Shelbyville and Wartrace. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Provost duty at Headquarters 12th Corps till November. Transferred to 29th Maine Infantry November 1, 1863.

 

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 74 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 53 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 136.

 

1862 James S. Col Fillebrown; Ende Juni 1862 eingesetzt im Luray Valley vor Front Royal (vgl. Paldi's Report OR 12 [2] S. 96); im August 1862 in Bank's Corps of Pope's Army of Virginia; Battle of Cedar Mountain am 9.8.1862 (vgl. Krick: Cedar Mountain, a.a.O., S. 48, 54).

 

Literatur:

- *Gould, John M.: History of the First, Tenth, Twenty-ninth Maine Regiment (Portland / Maine: Stephen Berry, 1871)

- Tripp, H. A.: unidentified newspaper clipping, Hotchkiss Papers, Library of Congress, Washington DC, Container 70 (Tripp war Sol­dier in Co. F 10th Maine)

 

 

11th Regiment Maine Infantry:

s. Sergeant Lovell L. *Gardiner (Co. C); Corporal Jacob W. *Gardiner (Co. C); Pvt Algernon S. *Ames (Co I), Pvt Bowman V. *Ames (Co. ?); Pvt. Andrew J. *Gardiner (Co. F); Pvt (Drummer) Henry E. *Gardiner (Co. C)

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in November 12, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., November 13. Attached to Davis' Provi­sional Brigade, Army Potomac, to January, 1862. 1st Brigade, Casey's Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Di­vision, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Corps, to December, 1862. Naglee's Brigade, Dept. North Carolina, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Corps, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Corps, Port Royal, S. C., Dept. South, to April, 1863. District of Beaufort, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. South, to June, 1863. Fernandina, Fla., Dept. of the South, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. South, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, to July, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Corps, to Au­gust, 1865. Dept. of Virginia, to February, 1866.

 

Service:

Duty in the defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Moved to Newport News March 28. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Operations about Bottom's Bridge May 20-23. Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Guard Bottom's Bridge June 13-26. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. De­struction of railroad bridge over Chickahominy June 27. Bottom's Bridge June 28-29. White Oak Swamp June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 15. Moved to Yorktown August 16-22, and duty there till December 26. Expedition to Matthews County December 11-15. Moved to Morehead City, N. C., December 26-January 1, 1863, thence to Port Royal, S. C., January 28-31. To St. Helena Island February 10, and duty there till April 4. Expedition against Charleston April 4-12. At Beaufort, S. C., till June. Moved to Fernandina, Fla., June 4-6, and duty there till October 6. (A detachment acting as Artillery on Morris Island, S. C., during siege of Fort Wagner, and operations against Charleston, July to October, 1863.) Regiment moved to Morris Island October 6 and sie­ge operations against Charleston till April, 1864, then ordered to Gloucester Point, Va. Butler's operations on south side of James Ri­ver and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-June 15. Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Port Walthal May 6-7. Ware Bottom Church May 9. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 17-June 20. Action at Bermuda Hundred June 2 and 14. Port Walthal, Bermuda Front, June 16-17. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Deep Bottom June 20 and 25. Grover House, Deep Bottom, July 21. New Market Heights, Deep Bottom, July 27-28. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. In trenches before Petersburg August 27-September 26. New Market Heights September 28-29. Chaffin's Farm September 29-30. Darbytown and New Market Roads October 7. Darbytown Road October 13. Fair Oaks October 27-28. Chaffin's and Johnson's Farms October 29. Non-Veterans left front for muster out November 7. Duty on north side of James River before Richmond till March 27, 1865. (Detached for duty at New York City during election of 1864, November 5-17, 1864.) Moved to Hatcher's Run March 27-29. Appomattox Cam­paign March 28-April 9. Assault and capture of Forts Gregg and Baldwin and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee to Appo­mattox April 3-9. Rice's Station April 6. High Bridge April 7. Clover Hill, Appomattox C. H., April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty at Richmond, Va., April 24 to November 24, and at Fredericksburg, Va., till January 19, 1866. Mustered out at City Point, Va., February 2, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 115 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 233 Enlisted men by disease. Total 259.

 

 

12th Regiment Maine Infantry:

s. George W. *Downing (Co. E)

 

Overview:

Organized at Portland and mustered in November 16, 1861. Left State for Lowell, Mass., November 24, thence moved to Boston De­cember 30 and embarked on Steamer "Constitution" for Ship Island, Miss., January 2, 1862, arriving there February 12. Attached to Butler's Expeditionary Corps January to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1862. Grover's Division, Baton Rouge, La., Dept. Gulf, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to February, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Corps, Dept. Gulf, to July, 1864, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to January, 1865. Dis­trict of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army Ohio, to April, 1865. District of Savannah, Dept. South, to April, 1866.

 

Service:

Duty at Ship Island, Miss., to May 4, 1862. Moved to New Orleans, La., and duty at U. S. Mint till October, 1862. Expedition to Pass Manchac June 16-20. Pass Manchac June 17. Expedition to Ponchatoula (Cos. "C," "D," "F") September 13-18. Ponchatoula Septem­ber 15. Moved to Camp Parapet October 21, and duty there till November 19. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., and duty there till March, 1863. Operations against Port Hudson March 7-27. Moved to Donaldsonville. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Te­che Campaign April 11-20. Porter's and McWilliams' Plantation at Indian Head April 13. Irish Bend April 14. Destruction of salt works at New Iberia April 18. Advance to the Red River April 20-May 20. Advance on Port Hudson May 21-24. Siege of Port Hud­son May 24-July 8. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Thibodeaux June 20 (Detachment). Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Donaldsville July 13. Moved to New Orleans August 12, thence to Ship Island, Miss,, and duty there till October. At Camp Parapet till January 3, 1864. Expedition to Madisonville (Cos. "B," "F," "I," "K") January 3-7. Capture of Madisonville January 7, and duty there till March 11. Ordered to New Orleans March 11. Veterans on furlough April to June 16. Non-Veterans at Camp Para­pet till June 16. Veterans moved from Portland to New Orleans May 27, thence Regiment moved to Morganza, La., and duty there till July 3. Moved to Algiers, thence to Fort Monroe, Va., July 13-20, thence to Bermuda Hundred, Va., July 21. Duty in trenches at Ber­muda Hundred till July 25. Demonstration on north side of James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 31, thence to Tennallytown, Md., August 2. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Berryville Sep­tember 3-4. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Ce­dar Creek till November 9 and at Opequan till November 19. Non-Veterans left front November 19, and mustered out December 7, 1864. Veterans consolidated to a Battalion of four Companies. Ordered to Savannah, Ga., January 3, 1865, and duty there till April, 1866. Six new Companies organized February and March, 1865, and assigned as "E," "F," "G," "H," "I," "K." Mustered out in Fe­bruary and March, 1866. Regiment mustered out April 18, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 49 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 237 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 291.

 

 

13th Regiment Maine Infantry:

Col Henry *Rust; Col Neal *Dow, First Sergeant Albert N. *Ames (Co. C), Corporal Aratus *Ames (Co. B)

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in December 13, 1861. Moved to Boston, Mass., February 8, 1862. Companies "A," "B," "E" and "I" embark on Steamer "Mississippi" for Ship Island, Miss., February 20, arriving March 20. Regiment moved to New York February 21, and there embark February 27 on Steamer "Fulton" for Ship Island, Miss., arriving there March 8. Attached to Butler's Expeditio­nary Corps January to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1862. Independent Command, Dept. of the Gulf, to De­cember, 1862. Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. Gulf, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Corps, Dept. Gulf, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Corps, Dept. Gulf, to February, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Corps, Dept. Gulf, to July, 1864, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to December, 1864.

 

Service:

Duty at Ship Island, Miss., till July 5, 1862. Company "C" moved to Fort Pike July 5, thence to Fort Macomb, and duty there till Au­gust 30, 1863. Moved to New Orleans. Company "A" moved to quarantine station July 8, and duty there till August 7, then at Fort St. Phillip till August, 1863. Moved to New Orleans. Companies "G," "H" and "I" moved to Fort Jackson July 8, and to Fort St. Phillip August 24. Duty there till August, 1863. Expedition to Pass Manchac February 8-11, 1863 (Detachment). Moved to New Orleans. Companies "B" and "E" moved to New Orleans July 11, thence to Fort St. Phillip July 15, and duty there till August, 1863. Moved to New Orleans. Companies "D" and F" at Ship Island till January 23, 1863, and at Forts Jackson and St. Phillip till August, 1863. Mo­ved to New Orleans August 1. Company "K" moved to Fort Macomb July 5, and duty there till August 30, 1863. Moved to New Or­leans. Region duty at New Orleans August to October, 1863. Expedition to the Rio Grande, Texas, October 27-December 2. Advance on Brownsville, Texas, November 3-6. Occupation of Fort Brown November 6. Expedition to Aransas Pass November 17. Capture of Mustang Island November 17. Fort Esperanza November 25-27. Matagorda Bay December 29-30. Companies "C," "H" and "K" duty at Pass Cavallo, Matagorda Island, till February, 1864. Moved to Franklin, La., February 12-16, and duty there till March 15. Red Ri­ver Campaign March 15-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 15-26, thence to Natchitoches March 26-April 2. Batt­le of Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Pleasant Hill April 9. Cane River Crossing April 23. At Alexandria April 25-May 13. Retreat to Morganza May 13-22. Mansura May 16. Duty at Morganza till July 1. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., thence to Washington, D. C., July 1-13. Expedition to Snicker's Gap, Va., July 13-23. Veterans on Furlough August-September, Non-Veterans duty at Harper's Fer­ry, W. Va., till October 5. Regiment ordered to Martinsburg, W. Va., and duty there till December 25. Non-Veterans left front for mus­ter out December 25. Mustered out January 5, 1865. Veterans and Recruits consolidated to a Battalion and transferred to 30th Maine Infantry December 25, 1864.

 

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 13 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 178 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 195.

 

Literatur:

- Dow, Neal (General, 13th Maine): The Reminiscenses of Neal Dow (Evening Express, Portland 1898)

- *Lufkin, Edwin B.: History of the Thirteenth Maine regiment from Its Organization in 1861 to Its Muster-Out in 1865 (Bridgton, Maine, 1898)

- Weaver, C. P. (ed.): Thank God my Regiment is an African One: The Civil War Diary of Colonel Nathan W. Daniels (Louisiana State University Press, 1998; Taschenbuchausgabe 2000); Bibliothek Ref MilAmerik131, S. 26-27, 28, 29, 47, 48 n. 40, 159

 

 

14th Regiment, Maine Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in December 31, 1861. Left State for Boston, Mass., February 5, 1862, and there embarked Fe­bruary 6 on Steamer "North America" for Ship Island, Miss., arriving March 8. Attached to Butler's New Orleans Expeditionary Corps, January to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1862. Sherman's Division, Dept. Gulf, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Corps, July, 1863. 2nd Briga­de, 3rd Division, 19th Corps, to February, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Corps, Dept. Gulf, to July, 1864, and Army Shenan­doah, Middle Military Division, to January, 1865. District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. South, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army Ohio, to April, 1865. District of Savannah, Dept. of the South, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Ship Island, Miss., till May 19, 1862. Moved to New Orleans, May 19-25, and duty there till July 7. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., July 7. Expedition to Amite River July 23-25 (Cos. "F" and "K"). Battle of Baton Rouge August 5. Moved to Carrollton August 20, and duty there till December 13. Bayou des Allemands September 4-5. Expedition to St. Charles C. H. September 7-8. St. Charles C. H. September 8. Moved to Bonnet Carre December 13, and duty there till May 7, 1863. Company "H" detached at Frenier Decem­ber 14, 1862, to January 6, 1863. Company "B" detached at Frenier December 14, 1862, to February 20, 1863. Company "E" deta­ched at Frenier January 6 to April 11. Scout to Pass Manchac February 8-11, 1863 (Detachment). Expedition to Ponchatoula March 21-24. Capture of Ponchatoula March 24 (Co. "E"). Expedition to Amite River March 24-30 (Cos. "A," "B," "C," "D," "G," "H" and "I"). Expedition to Amite River May 7-19. Civiques Ferry May 10. Moved to Baton Rouge, thence to Port Hudson May 20-22. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 8. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 8. Moved to Baton Rouge July 22. Sabine Pass Expedition September 4-11. Western Louisiana ("Teche") Campaign October 3-November 30. Duty at New Iberia till January 7, 1864. Moved to Franklin January 7, thence to New Orleans January 16. Duty at Camp Parapet till May 5. Veterans on Furlough February 10 to April 19. Moved to Baton Rouge May 5, and duty there till June 1. Moved to Morganza, La., and duty there till July 3. Moved to Algiers, thence to Fort Monroe and Bermuda Hundred, Va., July 3-22. In trenches at Bermuda Hundred till July 28. Demonstration north of James River July 28-29. Deep Bottom July 28-30. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 31, thence to Tennallytown, Md., August 2. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Berryville September 3-4. Battle of Opequan, Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. At Cedar Creek till November 9. At Kernstown till November 24. Guard train to Martinsburg. Moved to Camp Russell December 1, and duty there till December 22. Non-Veterans left front for muster out December 22. Mustered out January 13, 1865. Veterans and Recruits consoli­dated to a Battalion of four Companies, and duty at Stevenson's Depot till January 6, 1865. Moved to Savannah, Ga., January 6-20, and provost duty there till May 6. (Two new unassigned Companies joined March 30, and four Companies joined April 10. Assigned as "E," "F," "G," "H," "I" and "K".) March to Augusta, Ga., May 6-14, and to Savannah May 31-June 7. Moved to Darien June 9-10, and duty there till August 28. (Co. "B" at Walthamville and Co. "H" at Brunswick.) Mustered out August 28, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 81 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 330 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 418.

 

 

15th Regiment Maine Infantry Regiment:

s. Pvt H. D. *Cushing; Pvt Henry *Gardiner (Co. A); Pvt George W. *Gardiner (Co. A); Pvt Loring *Gardiner (Co. A); Pvt William E. *Gardiner (Co. K)

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta December 6-31, 1861, and mustered in January 23, 1862. Moved to Portland February 25, and there embarked for Ship Island, Miss., March 6. Attached to Butler's New Orleans Expeditionary Corps January to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to September, 1862. District of West Florida, Dept. Gulf, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Corps, Dept. Gulf, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Corps, Dept. Gulf, to February, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Corps, Dept. Gulf, to July, 1864, and Army Shenandoah, Midd­le Military Division, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1865. 2nd Separate Brigade, District of South Carolina, Dept. of the South, to July, 1866.

 

Service:

Duty at Ship Island, Miss., till May, 1862, and at Camp Parapet and Carrollton May 19-September 8. Moved to Pensacola, Fla., Sep­tember 8, and duty there till June, 1863. Action at Fifteen Mile House, Fla., February 25, 1863, and at Arcadia March 6. Ordered to New Orleans June 21, thence to La Fourche Landing. Expedition to Thibodeaux June 23-25. At Camp Parapet till August, and provost duty in New Orleans till October. Expedition to the Rio Grande, Texas, October 27-December 2. Advance on Brownsville November 3-6. Occupation of Brownsville November 6. Expedition to Aransas November 14-21. Aransas Pass and capture of Mu­stang Island November 17. Fort Esperanza November 25-27. Cedar Bayou November 23 (Detachment). Duty at Pass Cavallo, Ma­tagorda Island till February 28, 1864. Moved to Franklin, La., March 1-5. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26, thence to Natchitoches March 26-April 2. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Pleasant Hill April 9. Cane River Crossing April 23. At Alexandria April 26-May 13. Retreat to Morganza May 13-22. Mansura May 16. Duty at Morganza till July. Moved to Fort Monroe, thence to Bermuda Hundred, Va., July 1-17 (6 Cos.). Duty in trenches at Bermuda Hundred till July 28. Deep Bottom July 28-30. Moved to Washington, D. C., thence to Monocacy, Md. (4 Cos., under Murray and Drew, moved from Morganza to Washington, D. C., July 1-12. Pursuit of Early July 14-24. Rejoin Regiment at Monocacy, Md., Au­gust 4.) Veterans on Furlough August 5-October 1. Non-Veterans temporarily attached to 13th Maine Infantry, and duty at Harper's Ferry till October 5. Regiment moved to Martinsburg October 5, and duty there till January 7, 1865. Moved to Stevenson's Depot, and operations in the Shenandoah Valley till April. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 19-23, and duty there till May 31. On provost duty during Grand Review May 23-24. Moved to Savannah, Ga., May 31-June 4, thence to Georgetown, S. C., June 13-14. Duty at Georgetown, Darlington, Cheraw, Chesterfield C. H., Bennettsville, Columbia and in Districts of Chester, Lancaster, York, Spartan­burg and Union till July, 1866. Mustered out July 5, 1866. Non-Veterans mustered out January 15, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 340 Enlisted men by disease. Total 348.

 

Literatur:

- Cushing, H. D.: Correspondence, 1861-64. Soldier in the 15th Maine Infantry Regiment. Letters to his mother and wife from New Orleans, Louisiana; Pensacola, Florida; and a hospital in Readville, Massachusetts. (Virginia Tech, Univ. Libraries, Special Collecti­ons: Civil War guide. Manuscript Sources for Civil War Research in the Special Collections Department of the Virginia Tech Librari­es Ms 88-067).

 

 

16th Regiment Maine Infantry:

s. Major Abner S. *Small, Captain Oliver H. *Lowell (Co. F&D); Captain Stephen C. Whitehouse (Co. K); Pvt. Samuel *Partridge (Co. E)

 

The 16th Maine made uniforms out of blankets when their original uniforms fell apart following the battle at Antietam, and forever became known as the Blanket Brigade.

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in August 14, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., August 19, and camp at Arlington Heights till September 6. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Divi­sion, 1st Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Corps, to June, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Corps, to Sep­tember, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

March into Maryland September 6-16, 1862. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Duty near Sharpsburg, Md., till October 28. Mo­ved to Warrenton, Va., October 28-November 7. Forced march to Rappahannock Station November 11. Duty there till November 19, and at Brooks Station till December 11. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24. 1863. At Falmouth and Belle Plains till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29-30. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Bristoe Campaign Oc­tober 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 23. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. White Oak Swamp June 13. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Reconnoissance toward Dinwiddie C. H. September 15. Garrison Fort Wadsworth till December 5. Warren's Hicksford Raid December 7-12. Dabney's Mills February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. White Oak Road March 29-30. Gravelly Run March 31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Black and White Station April 21-May 1. Moved to Manchester, thence marched to Washington, D. C., May 1-12. Grand Review May 23. Duty at Bell's Cross Roads till June 5. Mustered out June 5, 1865. Recruits transferred to 20th Maine Infantry.

 

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 172 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 257 Enlisted men by disease. Total 440.

 

Literatur:

- Dalton, Cyndi: The Blankett Brigade (16th Maine) (Union Publishing); 298 pp; Printed as Volume II of a two volume unit history history, see Abner R. Small's "Sixteenth Maine Regiment" for the companion; Foreword by Joshua Chamberlain discussing details of the colors being torn apart and distributed to those who would soon be taken prisoner to prevent their capture by Confederates. The 16th Maine made uniforms out of blankets when their original uniforms fell apart following the battle at Antietam, and forever beca­me known as the Blanket Brigade; Photos; Maps; Officer Biographies; Rosters

- Small, Abner R.: The Road to Richmond: The Civil War Memoirs of Major Abner R. Small of the 16th Maine Volunteers; ed. Ha­rold A. Small (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1939)

- Small, Abner R.: The Sixteenth Maine Regiment in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1865 (Union Publishing; Reprint of 1886 Origi­nal); 223 pp. Printed as Volume I of a two volume history, see Cyndi Dalton's "The Blanket Brigade"; Sixteenth Maine Regiment Vo­lume II for the companion

 

 

17th Regiment Maine Infantry:

s. LtCol Charles B. *Merril; First Lieutenant Benjamin *Ames G), Lt George W. *Verril; Corporal John W. *Haley (Co. I); Charles *Mattocks;

 

  • Overview:
  • Organized at Camp King, Cape Elizabeth, and mustered in August 18, 1862. Loft State for Washington, D. C., August 21. Attached to Defences of Washington to October, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps, to June, 1865.
  •  
  • Service:
  • Garrison duty in the Defences of Washington August 23-October 7, 1862. At Upton's Hill, Va., till October 12. At Edwards Ferry Oc­tober 12-28. Advance to Warrenton, thence to Falmouth, Va., October 28-November 22. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Wapping Heights July 23. Bristoe Campaign Oc­tober 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Mine Run November 28-30. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Po River May 10. Spotsylvania C. H. May 12-21. "Bloody Angle," Assault on the Salient, May 12. Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Har­bor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Deep Bottom, north of the James, July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30. Demonstration north of the James Au­gust 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-11. Dabney¿s Mill February 5-7, 1865. Appo­mattox Campaign March 28-April 9. South Side Railroad March 29. Boydton Road and White Oak Ridge March 30-31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Jettersville April 5. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge April 6-7. Farmville April 7. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville April 11-May 1. March to Washington, D. C., May 1-15. Grand Review May 23. Mus­tered out at Bailey's Cross Roads June 4, 1865. Recruits transferred to 1st Maine Heavy Artillery. Discharged at Portland, Me., June 10, 1865.

  • Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 195 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 159 Enlisted men by disease. Total 370

 

The 17th Maine served with the Army of the Potomac from Fredericksburg to Appomattox, suffering more casualties than any other Maine regiment. Im Battle von Gettysburg gehörte das Regiment zur 3rd Brigade (de *Trobriand’s) 1st Division (Birney's Division) III. Army Corps und war am Wheat Field eingesetzt. Auf Befehl von Divisionskommandeur Birney wurde die 17th Maine von de *Trobriand am 2.7.1863 am Stone Wall südlich vom Wheatfield, zwischen Wheatfield und Rose’s Woods eingesetzt. Das Regiment unterstützte Ward’s Brigade den Angriff von Hood’s erster Angriffslinie auf Plum Run abzuwehren (vgl. Pfanz: Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 242; OR 27 [1]: 520, 522-23; Karte bei Symonds: Gettysburg Battlefield Atlas, a.a.O., S. 52).

 

Literatur:

- Haley, John W. (Private 17th Maine): The Rebel Yell and the Yankee Hurrah: The Civil War Journal of a Maine Volunteer; ed. Ruth L. Silliker (Camden, Maine: Down East Books, 1985)

- Houghton, Edwin B.: The Campaigns of the Seventeenth Maine (Portland, Maine: Short and Loring, 1866)

- Jordan, William B. jr.: Red Diamond Regiment: The 17th Maine Infantry, 1862-1865 (Shippensburg, Pa.: White Mane Publishing Inc., 1996)

- Jordan, William B.: Red Diamond Regiment: The 17th Maine Infantry, 1862-1865 (White Mane, Shippensburg); 448 pp; Photos, Maps, Index, Bibliography

- Mattocks, Charles (17th Maine Infantry): Unspoiled Heart: The Journal of Charles Mattocks of the 17th Maine (Univ Tennessee Press); 480pp, Illustrated, Edited by Philip Racine

- Verril, George W.: “The Seventeenth Maine.” Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Maine Commandary, War Papers I (1898); 250-82

 

 

18th Regiment Maine Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Bangor and mustered in August 21, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., August 24, and duty in the defenses of that city until January 6, 1863. Designation of Regiment changed to 1st Maine Heavy Artillery January 6, 1865.

 

 

19th Regiment Maine Infantry:

s. Col Selden *Connor; Pvt Albert *Ames; Pvt Silas *Adams (Co. E)

 

Overview:

Organized at Bath and mustered in August 25, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., August 27. Attached to Defences of Washing­ton to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till September 30, 1862. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 30-October 4. Ad­vance to Warrenton, Va., October 30-November 9. March to Falmouth November 15-17. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Duty at Falmouth till April, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks Ford May 4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Haymarket June 25. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Bristoe Station October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Morton's Ford February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Po River May 9-10. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. "Bloody Angle," Assault on the Salient, May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Deep Bottom, north of the James, July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Dabney's Mills February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton Road March 30-31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge April 6-7.Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville April 11-May 2. March to Washington, D. C., May 2-15. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out May 31 and discharged June 7, 1865. Recruits transferred to 1st Maine Heavy Artillery.

 

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 189 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 182 Enlisted men by disease. Total 376.

 

Literatur:

- **Adams, Silas: “The Nineteenth Maine at Gettysburg.” Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Maine Commandary, War Papers 4 (1915), S. 249-63

 

 

19th Unassigned Company, Maine Infantry:

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit

 

 

20th Regiment Maine Infantry:

s. Col *Ames; Col Joshua L. *Chamberlain; Col Ellis *Spear; LtCol Joseph *Frazer; Captain Timothy *Andrews (Co. F); Captain Holman S. *Melcher; Pvt Addison M. *Ames, Pvt Theodore *Gerrish; Pvt William *Lamson

 

Overview:

Organized at Portland and mustered in August 29, 1862. Left State for Alexandria, Va., September 3. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Di­vision, 5th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to October, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17, 1862. Shephardstown September 19. Advance to Falmouth, Va., October-November. Batt­le of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Expedition to Richards and Ellis Fords December 20-30. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 12-July 24. Aldie June 17. Upperville and Upperville June 21. Middleburg June 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15, 1864. Batt­les of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Mills May 23. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-3. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad June 21-23, 1864. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Six Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church, Pee­ble's Farm, September 29-October 2. Hatcher's Run October 27-28. Warren's Hicksford Raid December 7-11. Dabney's Mills, Hat­cher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. White Oak Road March 29. Quaker Road March 30. Boydton Road March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Amelia C. H. April 5. High Bridge April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D. C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out - Old members, June 4; Regiment, July 16, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 138 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 145 Enlisted men by disease. Total 293.

 

Literatur:

- **Desjardin, Thomas: Stand firm ye Boys from Maine. The 20th Maine at Gettysburg (Thomas Publications)

- **Gerrish, Theodore (20th Maine Infantry): Army Life: Reminiscenses of the Civil War (Portland, Maine 1882; reprint Stan Clark Books); 400 pages; new introduction by John Pullen); Photo of Gerrish pasted to front endpaper. A memoir of the 20th Maine Infan­try. This is the only full-length book by a member of the 20th Maine

- **Lamson, William: Maine to the Wilderness: The Civil War Letters of Private William Lamson, 20th Maine Infantry (Publisher's Press: Orange 1993); Edited by Roderick Engert; 108 pages; Photo Illustrated; Bibliography; Index

- **Melcher, Holman S. (Major, 20th Maine): With A Flash of His Sword (Belle Grove, Kearny); 331 pp; Maps; Bibliography; Index; 70 Photographs. A collection of Melcher's wartime letters, daily diary entries and battle accounts documenting the legendary 20th Maine.

- **Pindell, Richard: „Fighting for Little Round Top: The 20th Maine Maine,“ Civil War Times Illustrated, 21 (Feb. 1983), p. 12-20

- **Pullen. John J.: The Twentieth Maine (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1957; reprint, Dayton, Ohio: Morningside, 1984); Nevins calls this "A model regimental history; the author drew largely from primary sources and presented his material in a style both dramatic and realistic".

- **Spear, Abbott and Ellis: The 20th Maine at Fredericksburg: The Conflicting Accounts of Gen. Josua L. Chamberlain and Gen. Ellis Spear (Union Publishing, 1989); Foreword by Tom Desjardin; 104 pp. Spear raised many of the units that came from Maine; he held a dif­ferent view of war and held with distain the glory told in the memoirs of most veterans. He took issue with Chamberlain's "My Story of Fredericksburg" and wrote his own "My Story of Fredericksburg and Comments Thereon...", later known as the "Comments". A Captain during the battle, he took issue with what he saw as Chamberlain and others "...boasting or misrepresentation of their own services." Both stories are reprinted with commentary and additional details on the 20th Maine at Fredericksburg; Photos; Maps

 

 

21st Regiment Maine Infantry:

vgl. Pvt John H. *Gardiner (Co. F)

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in for nine months' service October 14, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 21. Or­dered on reaching Trenton, N. J., to return to New York, and duty at East New York till January, 1863. Embarked for New Orleans, La., January 9. Companies "A," "C," "E," "F," "H" and "K," on Steamer "Onward," reach New Orleans January 31, and moved to Ba­ton Rouge, La., February 3. Balance of Regiment arrive at Baton Rouge February 11. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863.

 

Service:

Operations against Port Hudson March 7-20, 1863. Duty at Baton Rouge till May. Advance on Port Hudson May 20-24. Action at Plains Store May 21. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 8. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hud­son July 8. Ordered home July 24. Mustered out August 25, 1863, expiration of term.

 

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 26 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 144 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 172

 

 

22nd Regiment, Maine Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Bangor and mustered in for nine months' service October 10, 1862. Left State for D. C., October 21. Duty at Arlington Heights, Va., till November 3. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., November 3, thence to Ship Island, Miss., New Orleans, La., Decem­ber 2-15. Attached to Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Army Gulf, to July, 1862.

 

Service:

Moved to Baton Rouge, La., January 16, 1863. Duty there till March. Operations against Port Hudson, La., March 7-20. Moved to Donaldsonville March 26, thence to Brashear City. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Porter's and McWilliams' Plantations at Indian Bend April 13. Irish Bend April 14. Moved to Franklin April 15. Bayou Vermillion April 17. Moved to New Iberia April 25; to Washington May 6, thence to Brashear City May 11-27. Moved to Port Hudson May 28. Siege of Port Hudson June 1-July 8. Assault at Port Hudson June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 8. Ordered home July 24. Muste­red out August 14, 1863, expiration of term.

 

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 169 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 180.

 

 

23rd Regiment, Maine Infantry (9 months, 1862-63):

 

Overview:

Organized at Portland and mustered in for nine months' service September 29, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 18. Attached to Grover's Brigade, Defences of Washington, to February, 1863. Jewett's Brigade, 22nd Corps, to June, 1863. Slough's Bri­gade, Defences of Alexandria, 22nd Corps, to July, 1863.

 

Service:

Camp at East Capital Hill till October 25, 1862. Moved to Seneca, Md., October 25, and guard duty along the Potomac River till April 19, 1863. Stationed at Edwards Ferry December, 1862, to April, 1863. Moved to Poolesville April 19, thence to Washington May 5, and to Alexandria May 24. Moved to Poolesville, Md., June 17, thence to Harper's Ferry, W. Va. Mustered out July 15, 1863, expiration of term.

 

Regiment lost during service 56 Enlisted men by disease.

 

 

24th Regiment, Maine Infantry (9 months, 1862-63):

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in for nine months' service October 16, 1862. Left State for New York City October 29. Duty at East New York till January 12, 1863. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., thence to New Orleans, La., January 12-February 14. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863.

 

Service:

Moved to Bonnet Carre, La., February 26, 1863, and duty there till May. Expedition to Ponchatoula and Amite River March 21-30. Capture of Ponchatoula March 24. Amite River March 28. Expedition to Amite River May 7-21. Civiques Ferry May 10. Advance on Port Hudson May 21-24. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 8. Assaults on Port Hudson, May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 8. Ordered home July 24, and mustered out August 25, 1863, expiration of term.

 

Regiment lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 5 Officers and 185 Enlisted men by disease. Total 191.

 

 

25th Maine Infantry Regiment (9 months, 1862-63):

s. Pvt Timothy *Walker

 

Overview:

Organized at Portland and mustered in for nine months' service September 29, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 16. Attached to Casey's Division, Defences of Washington, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, Casey's Division, 22nd Corps, to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Corps, to July, 1863.

 

Service:

Garrison duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., October 18, 1862, to March 24, 1863. Moved to Chantilly, Va., March 24, and picket duty there till June 26. (Temporarily attached to 12th Army Corps, Army Potomac.) Moved to Arlington Heights June 26, thence ordered home June 30. Mustered out July 10, 1863, expiration of term.

 

Regiment lost during service 20 Enlisted men by disease.

 

Literatur:

- Walker, Timothy: Letter, 1864. Union soldier with the 25th Maine Volunteer Infantry. Letter written April 20, 1864, from George­town in Washington, D.C. to a friend in Maine. Writes about getting coal in Alexandria, Virginia, and his hopes that the war ends soon. (Virginia Tech, Univ. Libraries, Special Collections: Civil War guide. Manuscript Sources for Civil War Research in the Special Collections Department of the Virginia Tech Libraries Ms 91-021).

 

 

26th Regiment Maine Infantry (9 months, 1862-63):

s. Pvt (?) John H. *Gardiner (Co. F)

 

Overview:

Organized at Bangor and mustered in for nine months' service October 11, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 26. Duty in the defences of that city till November 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., 16, thence sailed for New Orleans, La., December 2. Attached to Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to July, 1863.

 

Service:

Duty at Camp Chalmette, La., till January 8, 1863. Occupation of Baton Rouge, La., December 17, 1862 (part of Regiment). Rest of Regiment moved to Baton Rouge January 8, 1863, and duty there till March 13. Operations against Port Hudson March 13-20. Mo­ved to Donaldsonville March 28, thence to Thibodeauxville and Brashear City. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Bayou Teche Campaign April 11-20. Irish Bend April 14. Bayou Vermillion April 17. Conduct train from Alexandria to Brashear City, a march of 300 miles, May 21-26. Moved to Algiers May 27, thence to Port Hudson May 29. Siege of Port Hudson May 30-July 8. Assault on Port Hudson June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 8. Ordered home July 25 and mustered out August 17, 1863, expi­ration of term.

 

Regiment lost during service 34 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 130 Enlisted men by disease. Total 165.

 

 

27th Regiment Maine Infantry (9 months, 1862-63):

 

Overview:

Organized at Portland and mustered in for nine months' service September 30, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 20. Attached to Casey's Division, Defences of Washington, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, Casey's Division, 22nd Corps, to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Corps, to July, 1863.

 

Service:

Duty at Arlington Heights, Va., October 23 to December 12, 1862, and at Hunting Creek till March, 1863. Moved to Chantilly, Va., March 24, and duty there till June 23. Ordered to rear for muster out June 26. Volunteered to remain beyond its time in the defences of Washington during the Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign. Left Washington for home July 4. Mustered out July 17, 1863.

 

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 21 Enlisted men by disease. Total 22.

 

Literatur:

- Pullen, John J.: A Shower of Stars: The Medal of Honor and the 27th Maine (Stackpole, Mechanicsburg); 288 pp; Photos; Dra­wings. Traces the stormy history of the Congressional Medal of Honor through the solving of the "mystery" that surrounded the 27th Maine and the barrelful of medals it received in 1865.

 

 

28th Regiment, Maine Infantry (9 months, 1862-63):

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in for nine months' service October 18, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 26. Stop­ped at New York and duty at Fort Schuyler till November 26, and at East New York till January 17, 1863. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., January 17-22, thence to New Orleans, La., January 22-29. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Corps, Dept. Gulf, to July, 1863 (6 Cos.).

 

Service:

Duty at Chalmette, La., till February 15, 1863. Moved to Pensacola, Fla., February 15, returning to New Orleans March 22, thence moved to Donaldsonville and duty there and at Plaquemine till May 27. (Six Companies ordered to Port Hudson May 27. Siege of Port Hudson May 30-July 8. Assault on Port Hudson June 14. Ordered to Donaldsonville July 4, and duty there till July 12.) Four Companies remained on duty at Donaldsonville May 27 to July 12. Action at Donaldsonville June 28 (4 Cos.). Moved to Baton Rou­ge July 12, thence to Cairo, Ill., August 6, and home. Mustered out August 31, 1863.

 

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 140 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 154.

 

 

29th Regiment Maine Infantry:

s. Major (zuvor Adjutant) John Meade *Gould (Co. F&S)

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in December 17, 1863. (Cos. "A" and "D" transferred from 10th Maine Battalion.) Left State for New Orleans, La., January 31, arriving February 16, 1864. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Corps, Dept. Gulf and Army Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army Shenandoah, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1865. District of South Carolina, Dept. South, to June, 1866.

 

Service:

Moved to Brashear City, La., February 20, 1864; thence to Franklin February 21. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. (10th Mai­ne Battalion join May 30.) Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Pleasant Hill April 9. Monett's Bluff, Cane River Crossing, April 23. At Alexandria April 25-May 13. Construction of dam at Alexandria April 30-May 10. Retreat to Morganza May 13-22. Mansura May 16. Duty at Morganza till July 2. Moved to New Orleans, thence to Wa­shington, D. C., July 2-13. Snicker's Cap Expedition July 14-23. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Berryville August 21 and September 3-4. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty near Middletown till November 9. At Newton till December 30, and at Stevenson's Depot till April, 1865. Moved to Washington, D. C., and duty there April 22 to June 1. Provost duty during Grand Review May 23-24. Moved to Savannah, Ga., June 1-5, thence to Georgetown, S. C., June 14-15. Duty at various points in South Carolina, with headquarters at Darlington till March, 1865. Moved to Hilton Head, S. C., March 27, and duty there till June 21. (A Detachment at Helena and Seabrook Islands.) Mustered out Company "A" October 18, 1864; Regiment June 21, 1866.

 

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 40 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 4 Officers and 191 Enlisted men by disease. Total 237.

 

Literatur:

- *Gould, John M.: History of the First, Tenth, Twenty-ninth Maine Regiment (Portland / Maine: Stephen Berry, 1871)

 

 

30th Regiment Maine Infantry:

s. Second Lieutenant Albert N. *Ames (Co. K)

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in January 8, 1864. Left State for New Orleans, La., January 31, 1864, arriving February 16. At­tached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864; and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to December, 1864. Garrison of Winchester, Va., Army of the Shenandoah, to April, 1865. Dept. of Washington to June, 1865. District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Algiers, La., February 16-18, 1864. Moved to Franklin February 18, and duty there till March 15. Red River Campaign March 15-May 22. Advance to Alexandria March 15-26, and to Natchitoches March 29-April 2. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Pleasant Hill April 9. Cane River Crossing April 23. Construction of dam at Alexandria April 30-May 10. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. At Morganza till July 2. Moved to New Orleans, thence to Fortress Monroe and Bermuda Hundred, Va., July 2-18. Duty at Deep Bottom till July 31. Moved to Washington, D. C., thence to Harper's Ferry, W. Va. Sheridan's Shenan­doah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. On detached duty, guarding trains, stores, etc., till October 26. Bunker Hill October 25. Duty near Middletown till November, and at Newtown till January, 1865. At Winchester and Stevenson's Depot till April, 1865. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 20, and duty there till June 30. Provost guard during Grand Review May 23-24. Moved to Savan­nah, Ga., June 30-July 7, and duty there till August. Mustered out August 20, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 31 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 254 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 290.

 

 

30h Unassigned Company, Maine Infantry:

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit

 

 

31st Regiment Maine Infantry:

s. Captain Thomas P. *Beals (H); Sgt Alvin G. *Ames (Co. D); Pvt John *Haley (Co. M); Pvt James *Wren (Co. A)

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta March and April, 1864. Left State for Washington, D. C., April 18, 1864. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Divisi­on, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7.Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon R. R. August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Steadman March 25, 1865. Assault on Fort Davis April 1. Assault on Fort Mahone April 2. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3-20. Moved to Alexandria April 20-27. Grand Re­view May 23. Mustered out July 15, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 18 Officers and 161 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 176 Enlisted men by disease. Total 359.

 

 

32nd Regiment Maine Infantry:

s. Captain Thomas P.ö *Beals (C&H; zuvor Sergeant); Pvt Joseph F. *Knight (Co. H)

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta March 3 to May 6, 1864. 6 Companies left State for Washington, D. C., April 20. 4 Companies left State for Washington May 11 and joined Regiment at North Anna River, Va., May 26. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1864.

 

Service:

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to December 12, 1864. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30. Weldon R. R. August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boyd­ton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Consolidated with 31st Maine Infantry December 12, 1864.

 

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 81 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 3 Officers and 114 Enlisted men by disease. Total 202.

 

 

Maine Coast Guard Infantry:

 

Overview:

Company "A" mustered in at Belfast March 18, 1864. Stationed at Fort Washington, Md. Mustered out May 25, 1865.

Company "B" mustered in at Augusta April 27, 1864. Stationed at Fort Foote, Md. Mustered out June 24, 1865.

Company "C" mustered in at Eastport May 16, 1864. Stationed at Fort Sullivan, Eastport, Me. Mustered out September 6, 1865.

Company "D" mustered in at Augusta January 6, 1865. Stationed at Machiasport, Me. Mustered out September 6, 1865.

Company "E" mustered in at Augusta January 7, 1865. Stationed at Rockland, Me. Mustered out July 7, 1865.

Company "F" mustered in at Augusta January 6, 1865. Stationed at Belfast, Me. Mustered out July 7, 1865.

Company "G" mustered in at [unknown] March 1, 1865. Stationed at Calais, Me. Mustered out July 6, 1865.

 

 

 

 

 

 

c. Cavalry:

 

1st Regiment Maine Cavalry:

s. Col Samuel H. *Allen; Captain Constantine *Taylor /Co. L)

 

 

1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry:

 

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in November 5, 1861. Companies "A," "D," "E" and "F" moved to Washington, D. C., March 14-19, 1862; Companies "B," "I," "H" and "M" March 19-24, and Companies "C," "G," "K" and "L" to Washington March 19-28, 1862. Attached to Miles' Railroad Brigade, Army of Potomac, to May, 1862 (Cos. "A," "B," "E," "H" and "M"). Hatch's Cavalry Brigade, Banks' 5th Army Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah, to July, 1862 (Cos. "A," "B," "E," "H" and "M"). Abercrombie's Brigade, Williams' Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah, March to May, 1862 (Cos. "C," "D," "F," "G," "I," "K" and "L"). Bayard's Cavalry Brigade, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to July, 1862 (Cos. "C," "D," "F," "G," "I," "K" and "L"). Bayard's Cavalry Brigade, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Bayard's Cavalry Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, to October, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Companies "A," "B," "E," "H" and "M" ordered to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., March, 1862, and guard duty along Baltimore & Ohio Railroad till May 19. Moved to Strasburg and operations in the Shenandoah Valley May 15-June 17. Action at Woodstock May 21, Strasburg May 22 (Cos. "H" and "M"), Middletown May 24. Winchester May 25. Retreat to Williamsport May 25-26. Winchester June 3. Milford June 24. Reconnoissance to Front Royal June 29-30. Luray June 30. Rejoin Regiment at Warrenton July 10. Companies "C," "D," "F," "G," "I," "K" and "L" moved to Warrenton March, 1862. Reconnoissance to the Rappahannock April 16 (Co. "C"). Reconnoissance to Liberty Church April 16 (Detachment). Reconnoissance to Culpeper Court House May 4-5. Brandy Station May 5. Join McDowell at Manassas Junction May 25. Milford July 2. Winchester July 3. Sperryville July 5. Regiment scouting on the Rappahannock during July. Reconnoissance to James City July 22-24. Slaughter House August 7. Robinson River August 8. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Stevensburg, Raccoon Ford and Brandy Station August 20. Beverly Ford August 20. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Rappahannock Station August 24-25. Sulphur Springs August 27. Thoroughfare Gap August 28. Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Mountsville, Centerville, Chantilly and Germantown August 31. Chantilly September 1. Frederick, Md., September 7 and 12. South Mountain September 14. Antietam September 16-17. At Frederick, Md., till November 2. Manassas Junction October 24. Middleburg October 30. Aldie October 31. Salem, New Baltimore and near Warrenton November 4. Rappahannock Station November 7-9. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Dumfries December 28. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Rappahannock Bridge April 14. Stoneman's Raid April 29-May 8. Kelly's Ford April 29. Louisa Court House May 1-2. South Anna Bridge near Ashland May 3. Bealton May 10. Operations on Northern Neck May 20-26 (Detachment). Brandy Station and Beverly Ford June 9. Aldie June 17. Middleburg June 18-19. Upperville June 21. Hanover, Pa., June 30. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Steven's Furnace July 5. Hagerstown July 11. Funkstown, Md., July 12. Shephardstown and near Harper's Ferry July 14. Halltown and Charlestown July 15. Shephardstown July 16. Little Washington August 5. Beverly Ford August 15. Brandy Station September 6. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Culpeper Court House September 13. Hazel River September 13. Raccoon Ford September 14. Culpeper September 20. White's Ford September 21-22. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Gaines' Cross Roads October 12. Warrenton or White Sulphur Springs October 12-13. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. St. Stephen's Church October 14. Blackburn's Ford October 15. Culpeper October 20. Near Bealton October 22. Rappahannock Crossing October 22. Rappahannock Station October 23. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Morton's Ford November 26. New Hope Church November 27. Parker's Store November 29. Expedition to Luray December 21-23. Reconnoissance to Front Royal January 1-4, 1864. Near Salem January 3 (Detachment). Kilpatrick's Raid to Richmond February 28-March 4. Beaver Dam Station February 29. Fortifications of Richmond March 1. Brook's Turnpike March 1. Old Church March 2. Near Tunstall Station March 2. Rapidan Campaign May 3-June 15. Battles of Todd's Tavern May 5-6; Wilderness May 6-7; Todd's Tavern May 7-8. Sheridan's Raid May 9-24. North Anna River May 9-10. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Diamond Hill May 11. Brook Church or Fortifications of Richmond May 12. Meadow Bridge May 12. Jones' Bridge May 17. Haxall's Landing May 18. Milford May 20. Haw's Shop May 28. Old Church May 29-30. Cold Harbor May 31-June 1. About Cold Harbor June 1-7. Sumner's Upper Bridge and McGee's Mills June 2. Sheridan's Trevillian Raid June 7-24. Elliott's Mills June 8. Trevillian Station June 11-12. Black Creek, Tunstall Station, June 21. White House, St. Peter's Church, June 21. St. Mary's Church June 24. Second Swamp June 28. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June, 1864, to April, 1865. Warwick Swamp and Lee's Mill July 12. Deep Bottom July 27-28. New Market July 28. Malvern Hill July 29. Lee's Mills July 30. Near Sycamore Church August 9. Gravel Hill August 14. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Deep Run August 16. Nelson's Farm August 18. Ream's Station August 23-25. Dinwiddie Road near Ream's Station August 23. Yellow Tavern September 2. Stony Creek Station September 15. Belcher's Mills September 17. Lee's Mills September 18. Vaughan Road September 26. Wyatt's Farm September 29. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 1. Vaughan and Duncan Road October 1. Boydton Plank Road or Hatcher's Run October 27-28. Old members mustered out November 4, 1864. Stony Creek Station December 1. Bellefield Raid December 7-11. Bellefield December 9-10. Dabney's Mill, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Namozine Church and Jettersville April 3. Fame's Cross Roads and Amelia Springs April 5. Sailor's Creek and Deatonville Road April 6. Briery Creek and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Station April 8. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty at Petersburg and in the Dept. of Virginia till August. Mustered out August 1, 1865.

This Regiment lost greatest number killed in action of any Cavalry Regiment in the entire army: 15 Officers and 159 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded; 3 Officers and 341 Enlisted men died of disease, a total of 518.

 

Col. Samuel H. *Allen (vgl. Bayard's Report OR 12 [2] S. 93). Am 29./30.6.1862 Aufklärung unter Führung von Col Charles H. Tompkins (1st Vermont Cavalry) durch das Luray Valley, Va. mit Teilen der 1st Vermont Cavalry, 3 Kompanien Maine Cavalry gegen Front Royal (vgl. Tompkin's Report OR 12[2] S. 94-95; vgl. Summat's Report; OR 12 [2], S. 95). Battle of Cedar Mountain am 9.8.1862 (vgl. Krick: Cedar Mountain, a.a.O., S. 53-54, 367, 376), George D. *Bayard's Cavalry Corps in Pope's Army of Virginia.

 

Literatur:

- **Merrill, Samuel H.: The Campaigns of the First Maine and First District of Columbia Cavalry (Portland 1866) (PDF-Datei in Ar­chiv Ref, Dokumente ameridownload)

- **Tobie, Edward P.: History of the First Maine Cavalry, 1861-1865 (Boston, Mass., 1887) (PDF-Datei in Archiv Ref, Dokumente ameridownload)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d. Artillery:

 

 

1st Regiment, Maine Heavy Artillery:

s. Pvt Charles M. *Bryant (Co. C)

 

Overview:

Organized at Bangor as 18th Infantry and mustered in August 21, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., August 24. Designation changed to 1st Heavy Artillery January 6, 1863. Company "L" organized January, 1864, and Company "M" February, 1864. Attached to Defences of Washington, August, 1862, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Haskins' Division, 22nd Army Corps. Defences North of the Potomac to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May 24, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Di­vision, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865. 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Corps, to September, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington, building and garrisoning Batteries and Forts. Eight Companies at Fort Alexandria, Company "E" at Batteries Vermont and Mattox, Company "K" at Batteries Cameron and Parrott, August 26, 2862, to May 15, 1864. Moved to Belle Plains, Va., May 15, 1864, as a part of Tyler's Heavy Artillery Division. Rapidan Campaign May 18 to June 15. Har­ris' Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. (82 killed, 394 wounded, 5 missing; total 481.) On line of North Anna May 20-23. North Anna May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey River May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-5. Barker's Mills June 5-12. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Hare's House, Assault on Petersburg, June 18. (Sustained greatest loss of any one Regiment in any one action of the war. 685 killed and wounded out of 900 engaged.) Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad June 22-23, 1864. Picket duty at Deserted House till July 28. Demonstration on north side of James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Duty at Hare's House till August 12. Demonstration on north side of James River August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Near Fort Sedgwick till September 30. Poplar Springs Church September 30-October 2. Yellow House October 1. Squirrel Level Road Octobcr 2. At Fort Sedgwick October 6-24. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Warren's Hicksford Raid December 7-12. Hatcher's Run February 5-7, 1865. Armstrong House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. South Side Railroad March 29. Boydton Road and White Oak Ridge March 29-31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Jettersville April 5. Amelia Springs and Sailor's Creek April 6. Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 9-16. Grand Review May 23. Garrison Forts in the Defences of Washington from Fort Wa­shington to Fort Mahone June 27 to September 11. Mustered out September 11 and ordered to Bangor, Me. Discharged September 20, 1865.

 

Of all Regiments in army this Regiment sustained greatest loss in battle. 23 Officers and 400 Enlisted men killed and mortally woun­ded; 260 died of disease, etc. Total 683.

 

Predecessor Unit:

MAINE VOLUNTEERS 18th REGIMENT INFANTRY.

Organized at Bangor and mustered in August 21, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., August 24, and duty in the defences of that city till January 6, 1863. Designation of Regiment changed to 1st Maine Heavy Artillery January 6, 1863, which see.

 

Literatur:

- Shaw, Horace H.: The 1st Maine Heavy Artillery 1862-1865; A History of its Part and Place in the War for he Union (Portland 1903, First Edition); 513 pages. Illustrated with portraits, battle and camp scenes, Rosters, Index, Casualty Lists. Nevins says of this "although the author's writing tends to become overly dramatic, this history possesses much personal and statistical data on a unit that suffered heavy losses in Virginia."

 

 

1st Battalion, Maine Light Artillery:

 

Overview:

Organized at Portland and mustered in December 18, 1861. Moved to Lowell, Mass., December 19, and duty there till February, 1862. Moved to Boston February 2, and there embarked on Steamer "Idaho" for Ship Island, Miss., February 8, arriving there March 10. Duty at Ship Island till May 8. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to September, 1862. Weitzel's Reserve Brigade, Dept. Gulf, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to January, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, to April, 1864. Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to February, 1865. 2nd Division, Army Shenandoah, to July.

Service:

Moved from Ship Island, Miss., to New Orleans, La., May 8-15, and provost duty there till September, 1862. Duty at Camp Parapet September 1-October 24. Operations in La Fourche District October 24-November 6. Action at Georgia Landing, La­badieville, October 27. At Thibodeauxville till January, 1863. Expedition up the Teche January 11-18. Action with Steamer "Cotton," Bayou Teche, January 14. At Camp Stevens, Brashear City and Bayou Boeuf till April. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Fort Bisland, near Centreville, April 12-13. Jeanerette April 14. Expedition from Opelousas to Bar­re Landing April 21. Siege of Port Hudson May 23-July 8. Thompson's Creek May 25. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 8. Koch's Plantation, Donaldsonville, July 12-13. Moved to Baton Rouge August 3, and duty there till September 18. Western Louisiana Campaign October 8-November 18. At New Iberia till January 7, 1864. Moved to Franklin January 7, thence to Brashear City and New Orleans January 18-20. On Veteran furlough February and March. Moved to Annapolis, Md., April 15-19, thence to Camp Barry, Washington, D. C., April 20. Duty there and at Forts Smith and Strong, Defences of Washington, till July. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12. At Camp Barry till July 30. Ordered to Tennallytown July 30, and join 19th Army Corps at Monocacy Junction August 1. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. March to Midd­letown August 6-15; to Winchester, thence to Berryville August 15-17, and to Hall town August 21. At Berryville August 28-Septem­ber 18. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty near Ce­dar Creek till November 9, and near Winchester till December 30. At Stevenson's Depot till January 14, 1865; at Manchester till April 14, and at Winchester till July 9. Moved to Portland, Me., July 9-13. Mustered out July 15, 1865.


Battery lost during service 2 Officers and 13 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 28 Enlisted men by disease. Total 43.


2nd Battery Maine Light Artillery („B“):

s. Captain Davis *Tillson

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in November 30, 1861. Duty at Augusta till March 10, 1862, and at Fort Preble, Portland, Me., till April 2. Ordered to Washington, D. C., April 2, and camp at Capital Hill, till April 20. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division (Mc­Dowell's), Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 1st Army Corps, to November, 1863. Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, D. C., 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Poto­mac, to July, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 9th Army Corps, to August, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to May, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Potomac Creek, Va., thence to Belle Plains April 20-27, 1862. Moved to Falmouth May 9, thence to Manassas and Front Royal May 25-30. Moved to Manassas June 16, to Warrenton July 5, to Waterloo July 9, thence to Culpeper C. H. August 5. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Plains of Manassas August 25-27. Thoroughfare Gap August 28. Battle of Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Centreville Sep­tember 1. Duty in the Defences of Washington September 11-October 13. Operations in Maryland and Virginia October 13-Novem­ber 23. Camp at Brooks Station November 23-December 9. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Camp near Fletcher's Chapel till April 28. Chancellorsville Campaign April 28-May 8. Operations at Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29-May 2. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. At Norman's Ford August 2-September 16. Moved to Culpeper, thence to the Rapidan River. Ordered to Camp Barry, Washington, D. C., November 5, and duty there till April 25, 1864. Joined 9th Army Corps April 25. Rapidan Campaign May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Ny River May 10. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey River May 26-28. Totopoto­moy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 15-September 17, 1864. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30. Moved to City Point September 17, and duty in the defences at that point till May 3, 1865. Defence of City Point September 18, 1864, and April 2, 1865. Moved to Alexandria, Va., May 3, thence to Augusta May 31. Mustered out June 16, 1865.


Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 26 Enlisted men by disease. Total 31.


3rd Battery Maine Light Artillery („C“):

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in December 11, 1861. Duty at Augusta till March 19, 1862, and at Portland, Me., till April 1. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 1-8 Camp at Capital Hill till April 14. Assigned to duty as Pontooneers, McDowell's Dept. of the Rappahannock, April to June, 1862. Pontooneers, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, Haskins' Divi­sion, Defences of Washington, to February, 1863. Battery assigned to 1st Maine Heavy Artillery as Company "M" March 28, 1863. Attached to Haskins' Dlvision, 22nd Army Corps, to February, 1864. Detachod from 1st Maine Heavy Artillery and reorgani­zed as 3rd Battery February 23, 1864. Attached to Camp Barry. Defences of Washington, 22nd Corps, April to July, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to August, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to June, 1865.


Service:

Duty with Pontoon Train at Falmouth, Va., Washington, D. C., and at Alexandria, Va., April to November, 1862. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Battle of Bull Run August 30. At Fort Lincoln, Defences of Washington, till March 28, 1863, and in the Defences with 1st Maine Heavy Artillery till January, 1864. On Veteran furlough January and February. Moved to Camp Barry March 25, and duty there till July 5. Moved to City Point thence to Petersburg front July 5-9. Siege of Peters­burg July 9-October 25. Moved to City Point, Va., October 25, and duty in the defences at that point till May 3, 1865. Moved to Wa­shington, D. C., May 3-17. At Fairfax Seminary till June 2. Ordered to Augusta, Me., and mustered out June 17, 1865.


Battery lost during service 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 14 Enlisted men by disease. Total 17.


4th Battery Maine Light Artillery („D“):

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in December 21, 1861. Duty at Augusta till March 14, 1862, and at Portland till April 1. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 1-3, and duty in the defences of that city till June 28. Ordered to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., June 28, and atta­ched to 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Poto­mac, to May, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps, to September, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, to August, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to March, 1865, Artillery Reserve, Army Po­tomac, to June, 1865.


Service:

Battle of Cedar Mountain, Va., August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 20-23. Sulphur Springs August 24. Battles of Groveton August 29, and Bull Run August 30. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty at Maryland Heights till October 13, and on the Upper Potomac till December 10. At Bolivar Heights till April 7, and at Maryland Heights till June 30. Moved to Monocacy Junction, thence to South Mountain, Md., June 30-Ju­ly 6. Pursuit of Lee July 6-24. Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. Camp near Bealton August 1-September 15, and on Culpeper and War­renton Pike till October 10. Bristoe Campaign October 10-22. Culpeper October 12-13. McLean's Ford October 15. Kelly's Ford No­vember 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. At Brandy Station till March 31, 1864. Ra­pidan Campaign May 4-June 15. Battle of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. North Anna River May 23-27. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Siege of Petersburg, Va., June 17, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Duty in the trenches before Petersburg at various points from the James River to the Wel­don Railroad till April, 1865. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Mustered cut June 17, 1865.


Battery lost during service 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 22 Enlisted men by disease. Total 28.


5th Battery Maine Light Artillery („E“) (Stevens'):

s. LtCol (Captain) George F. Leppien; Captain Greenleaf T. *Stevens; 1stLt Charles O. Hunt; Lt Edward N. Whittier; Pvt Luce Sullivan

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in December 4, 1861. Duty at Augusta till March 10, 1862, and at Fort Preble, Portland, Me., till April 1. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 1-3. Camp on Capital Hill till May 19. Moved to Aquia Creek, thence to Fredericksburg, Va., May 19-22. Attached to 2nd Division. Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virgi­nia, to September, 1862. 2nd Division, 1st Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 1st Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, to July, 1865.


Service:

Moved to Front Royal, Va., May 25, 1862, and to Manassas June 17. At Warrenton July 4-22. March to Waterloo July 22, thence to Culpeper August 4. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 20-23. Thoroughfare Gap August 28. Battle of Groveton August 29, and Bull Run August 30. Or­dered to Washington September 7, to refit, and duty there till October 24. Moved to Berlin October 24, and thence to Lovettsville Oc­tober 30. Reconnoissaace from Bolivar Heights to Rippon, W. Va., November 9. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15 "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Fletcher's Chapel till April 28. Chancellorsville Campaign April 28-May 6. Operations at Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29-May 2. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Rapidan Campaign May 4-Ju­ne 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Ny River May 10. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-19. Siege of Petersburg June 17-July 9, 1864. Ordered to Washington, D. C. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek Octobcr 19. Duty at Strasburg till November 10. Near Winchester till December 28, and at Stevenson's Depot till January 10, 1865. At Frederick, Md., till April 4. At Winchester till June 21. Ordered to Augusta, Me., June 21, and there mustered out July 6, 1865.


Battery lost during service 2 Officers and 16 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 15 Enlisted men by disease. Total 33.

 

The Battery consisted of 6 light 12pounders und gehörte bei Gettysburg zum I Army Corps (vgl. Gettysburg Commission: Maine at Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 82) und war eingesetzt bei Peach Orchard (vgl. Gettysburg Commission: Maine at Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 83).


 

6th Battery Maine Light Artillery („F“):

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in January 1, 1862. Duty at Augusta till March and at Portland, Me., till April 1. Moved to Wa­shington, D. C., April 1-3. Camp at East Capital Hill and at Forts Buffalo and Ramsey, and at Falls Church, Va., till June. Ordered to report to General Banks at Harper's Ferry, W. Va. Attached to 2nd Division, 2nd Army corps, Army of Virginia, to August, 1862. 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, August, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to September, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 12th Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1863. 4th Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to September, 1863. 1st Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, to April, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, to November, 1864. Artillery Re­serve, Army Potomac, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Harper's Ferry, Cedar Creek and Little Washington, Va., June to August, 1862. Battle of Cedar Creek August 9. Pope's Cam­paign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 20-26. Battles of Groveton August 29, and Bull Run August 30. Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September-October. Crampton's Pass, South Mountain, Md., Sep­tember 14. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty at Sandy Hook, Md., and at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., till December. Recon­noissance to Winchester December 2-6. Action at Dumfries December 27. Duty at Dumfries till May 27, 1863, and at Falmouth till June 13. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June-July. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit to Williamsport, Md., July 7-14. Frederick, Md., July 13. March to Warrenton Junction, Va., July 18-August 2, and duty there till September 16. At Culpeper till October 12. Bri­stoe Campaign October 12-22. Culpeper October 12-13. Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Mine Run November 28-30. Campaign from the Rapidan to James River May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21; "Bloody Angle," Spottsylvania C. H., May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Mine Explosion July 30 (Reserve). Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Garrison, Fort Davis, till Oc­tober 20. At Fort McGilvrey and Battery 9 till March 15, 1865. At Fort Sampson till April 3. Assault on and capture of Petersburg April 2-3. Ordered to Reserve Artillery at City Point April 3. Duty there till May 3. Ordered to Alexandria and duty there to June 4. Ordered to Augusta, Me., and mustered out June 7, 1865.


Battery lost during service 13 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 27 Enlisted men by disease. Total 40.



7th Battery Maine Light Artillery („G“):

 

Overview:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in December 30, 1863. Left State for Washington, D. C., February 1. 1864. Duty at Camp Barry till April 25. Attached to 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to August, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 9th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21; North Anna May 23-26. Ox Ford May 23-24. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Ream's Station August 25. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Pegram's Farm October 2. Garrison, Fort Welsh, till November 30, and Fort Sedgwick (Fort Hell) and Battery 21 till April 3, 1865. Assault on and capture of Petersburg April 2-3. Pursuit of Lee April 4-9. At Farmville April 10-20. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 20-28, and camp near Fairfax Seminary to June 5. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Augusta, Me., June 5-8, and mustered out June 21, 1865.


Battery lost during service 13 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 27 Enlisted men by disease. Total 40.

 

 

2nd Maine Light Artillery Regiment:

s. Captain Captain James A.*Hall (Battery B: *Hall’s Battery)

 

 

Maine Garrison Artillery:

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

Hall's Battery:

s. Captain James A. Hall; Lt William *Ulmer

 

Battery B 2nd Maine Light Artillery; die Battery hatte drei Geschütze; Hall’s Battery stieß am Morgen des 30.6.1863 mit BrigGen Ja­mes Samuel *Wadsworth’s 1st Division I Army Corps Reynolds’ auf der Emmitsburg Road Richtung Gettysburg vor (vgl. Martin: Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 49, 112)); eingesetzt am 1.7.1863 in Gettysburg direkt südlich vom Railroad Gap (vgl. Tsouras: Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 14; Martin: Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 102, 104 mit Karte S. 103, 112 ff); Rückzug auf Cemetary Hill auf Befehl von Gen Wads­worth am 1.7.1863; nur noch 3 Geschütze waren einsatzbereit (vgl. Martin: Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 115).

 

Literatur:

- Hall, James A.: Letter to John Bachelder vom 27..2.1867 und Letter vom 29.12.1869; in Bachelder Papers, New Hampshire Histori­cal Society, Concord, New Hampshire

- Hall, James A.: Hall's Report, OR 27.1.359

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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