Battle Unit Details

UNION MAINE VOLUNTEERS

13th Regiment, Maine Infantry

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. Philiip 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.

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