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us: United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 20th (1862-1865)

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    • us: Maine Infantry, 20th Regiment (1862-1865)
    • us: Maine Infantry. 20th Regt., 1862-1865
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    • us: United States. Army. Maine Sharpshooters Battalion, 1st (1864-1865)
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      Maine Infantry. 20th Regt., 1862-1865Maine Infantry.20th Regt., 1862-1865
  • Sources

    • found: Pullen, J.J. The Twentieth Maine, 1991: p. 1, etc. (20th Infantry Regiment, Maine volunteers; formed Aug. 1862; disbanded, 06-04-1865)
    • found: U.S. War Dept. Bibliog. of state participation in the Civil War ... 1913: p. 230 (20th Infantry Regiment; Maine)
    • found: U.S. War Dept. Military literature in the War Department ... 1899: p. 68 (Maine; 20th Infantry Regiment)
    • found: NUCMC data from Maine Hist. Soc. for Maine Sharpshooters 1st Battalion muster-out rolls, 1865 (Maine Sharpshooters. 1st Regiment)
    • found: Union Army, 1908 via Ancestry WWW, Aug. 1, 2008 (First Sharpshooters; Lieut.-Col. Jacob McClure; this regiment was composed of six companies, and was organized at Augusta, from Oct. 27 to Dec. 29, 1864, to serve one and three years, and was consolidated with the 20th Me. infantry, June 21, 1865. Cos. A and B left for the front Nov. 12, 1864, and were assigned to the defenses at City Point, Va. Cos. C, D, E and F left Augusta on Dec. 7 and Dec. 30 and proceeded to Galloupe's island in Boston harbor, where they remained until Jan. 1, 1865, when they were ordered to City Point; they joined the two companies already there on the 5th, and remained until the 21st, when the War Dept. decided there was no authority for such a regiment; the lieutenant-colonel commanding was mustered out of service, the command was ordered to report to the 5th army corps and joined the 20th Me. infantry on June 21)
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    • 1991-09-11: new
    • 2014-03-13: revised
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