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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmeinf1.htm#1stinf 1st Regiment Infantry], (accessed 29 May 2012).<br>
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmeinf1.htm#1stinf 1st Regiment Infantry], (accessed 29 May 2012).<br>
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*The Wikipedia article, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Maine_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment 1st Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment], (accessed 6 July 2012).<br>
  
 
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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 1st Regiment, Maine Infantry mustered in: May 3, 1861 at Portland, and mustered out: August 5, 1861 at Portland,[1]   Regiment's duty was defenses of Portland until August 1.

For more information on the history of this unit, see:


Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Company A - Portland Light Infantry

Company B - Portland Mechanic Blues

Company C - Portland Light Guards

Company D - Portland Rifle Corps

Company E - Portland Rifle Guards

Company F - Lewiston Light Infantry

Company G - Norway Light Infantry

Company H - Auburn Artillery

Company I - Portland Rifle Guards

Company K - Lewiston Zouaves

Names for the above companies from the Department of the Secretary of State Maine Archives  


Other Sources[edit | edit source]

Web Sites

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Maine in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Maine in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Maine, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 1 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).