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16th Regiment, Maine Infantry

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.

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.

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