1st Regiment, Maine Heavy Artillery
The 1st Regiment was originally recruited and organized as the 18th Regiment, Maine Infantry. It mustered in August 21, 1862 at Bangor, Maine. It was in service for three years and one month. It was discharged September 20, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 1st Regiment Heavy Artillery, (accessed 29 May 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, gives more historical information about this regiment.
- 1st Regiment, Maine Heavy Artillery timeline from organization to discharge.
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.
- Company I- roster
- Company K- roster
- Company L- roster
- Company M- roster
- 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.
- Shaw, Horace H.,The First Maine Heavy Artillery, 1862-1865: a History of its Part and Place in the War for the Union, with an Outline of Causes of War and its Results to Our Country, (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991). FHL Collection FHL fiche 6082974(6 fiche). Internet Archive
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).