Battle Unit Details

UNION MAINE VOLUNTEERS

28th Regiment, Maine Infantry (9 months, 1862-63)

Overview:
Organized at Augusta and mustered in for nine months' service October 18, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 26. Stopped at New York and duty at Fort Schuyler till November 26, and at East New York till January 17, 1863. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., January 17-22, thence to New Orleans, La., January 22-29. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Corps, Dept. Gulf, to July, 1863 (6 Cos.).

Service:
Duty at Chalmette, La., till February 15, 1863. Moved to Pensacola, Fla., February 15, returning to New Orleans March 22, thence moved to Donaldsonville and duty there and at Plaquemine till May 27. (Six Companies ordered to Port Hudson May 27. Siege of Port Hudson May 30-July 8. Assault on Port Hudson June 14. Ordered to Donaldsonville July 4, and duty there till July 12.) Four Companies remained on duty at Donaldsonville May 27 to July 12. Action at Donaldsonville June 28 (4 Cos.). Moved to Baton Rouge July 12, thence to Cairo, Ill., August 6, and home. Mustered out August 31, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 140 Enlisted men by disease. Total 154.

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