Battle Unit Details


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

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.

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.

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