1st Maine Veteran Infantry Regiment

The 1st Maine Veteran Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

1st Maine Veteran Infantry Regiment
ActiveAugust 21, 1864, to June 28, 1865
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
AllegianceUnion
BranchUnited States Army
TypeInfantry
Part of3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, VI Corps, Army of the Shenandoah
EngagementsBattle of Opequan
Battle of Fisher's Hill
Battle of Cedar Creek
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Sailor's Creek
Battle of Appomattox Court House
Insignia
VI Corps BadgeVIcorpsbadge.png

ServiceEdit

The 1st Maine Veteran Infantry was organized in Charleston, Virginia August 21, 1864, by consolidation of the 5th Maine Infantry, 6th Maine Infantry, and 7th Maine Infantry.

The regiment was attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, VI Corps, Army of the Shenandoah and Army of the Potomac, to June 1865.

The 1st Maine Veteran Infantry mustered out of service June 28, 1865, in Washington, D.C..

Detailed serviceEdit

Skirmishes near Charleston, Va., August 21–22, 1864. Demonstration on Gilbert's Ford, Opequart, September 13. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown and vicinity until December. March to Washington, D.C., December 9, then 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. Sayler's Creek April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Danville, Va., and provost duty there until June. Moved to Washington, D.C.. Corps Review June 9.

CasualtiesEdit

The regiment lost a total of 86 men during service; 6 officers and 40 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 40 enlisted men died of disease.

Notable membersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
Attribution
  •   This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.