19th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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19th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry
Active August 25, 1862, to May 31, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
Second Battle of Ream's Station
Battle of Boydton Plank Road
Battle of Hatcher's Run
Appomattox Campaign

The 19th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

19th Maine was organized at Bath, Maine and mustered into Federal service for a three-year enlistment on August 25, 1862.

The total loss of the 19th Maine in the two days of fighting [at Gettysburg] were 12 officers and 220 men, almost 53% of the 19th. The regiment took into battle on the second day of July 440 officers and men."[1]

The regiment absorbed the 5th Company of Unassigned Maine Infantry in November 1864.

The regiment was discharged from service on May 31, 1865 following the Union victory.

Total strength and casualties[edit]

1,441 men served in the 19th Maine Infantry Regiment during its service. It lost 192 enlisted men killed in action or died of wounds. 501 members of the regiment were wounded in action, 184 died of disease, and 47 died in Confederate prisons for a total of 376 fatalities from all causes.[2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hadden, Robert Lee. 1995. "The granite glory: the 19th Maine at Gettysburg." Gettysburg: historical articles of lasting interest, July 1, 1995, issue no. 13. Page 63.
  2. ^ http://www.state.me.us/sos/arc/archives/military/civilwar/19meinf.htm State of Maine Civil War Website Page on the 19th Maine

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