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Brief History

The 1st Battalion, Maine Light Artillery mustered In December 18, 1861, at Portland, Maine, and mustered out July 15, 1865 at Portland, Maine [1] 

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

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

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.
2nd BATTERY LIGHT ARTILLERY ("B").
Organized at Augusta and mustered in November 30, 1861.

3rd BATTERY LIGHT ARTILLERY ("C").
Organized at Augusta and mustered in December 11, 1861.

4th BATTERY LIGHT ARTILLERY ("D").
Organized at Augusta and mustered in December 21, 1861.

5th BATTERY LIGHT ARTILLERY ("E").
Organized at Augusta and mustered in December 4, 1861

6th BATTERY LIGHT ARTILLERY ("F").
Organized at Augusta and mustered in January 1, 1862.

7th BATTERY LIGHT ARTILLERY ("G").
Organized at Augusta and mustered in December 30, 1863.

Above information from online Civil War Regiments

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3,157 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 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 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.
  • Lapham, William B. (William Berry). My recollections of the War of the Rebellion. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL fiche 6082977.
  • Stevens, Greenlief T. Letter to the members of the 5th Maine Battery Association. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL fiche 6082976.
  • United States. Army. Maine Light Artillery Regiment, 1st (1861-1865). Battery, 4th. History of the Fourth Maine Battery, light artillery, in the Civil War, 1861-65 : containing a brief account of its services compiled from diaries of its members and other sources. Also personal sketches of many of its members and an account of its reunions from 1882 to 1905. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL fiche 6082975.

References

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

 

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