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4th Regiment, Maine Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 4th Regiment, Maine Infantry were organized at Rockland. They mustered in June 15, 1861, and mustered out July 19, 1864. [1]

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

Organized at Rockland and mustered in June 15, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., June 20. Attached to Howard's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia, to August, 1861. Heintzelman's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Sedgwick's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1864[2].

4th Regiment, Maine Infantry timeline from organization to discharge.

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 - Belfast Artillery roster

Company B - roster

Company C - roster

Company D - roster

Company E - roster

Company F - Brooks Light Infantry roster

Company G - roster

Company H - roster

Company I - roster

Company K - Belfast City Grays roster

Names for above companies from Maine State Archives

Returned as deserters and paroled prisoners

4th Maine Infantry-Discharged and deceased in 1862.

The regiment was primarily from Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties [3].

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,051 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Gould, Edward Kalloch. Major-General Hiram G. Berry : his career as a contractor, bank president, politician, and major-general of volunteers in the Civil War, together with his war correspondence, embracing the period from Bull Run to Chancellorsville. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL Fiche 6082986
  • History of the Fourth Maine Battery, Light Artillery, in the Civil War, 1861-1865. (Augusta, Maine: Burleigh and Flint, 1905). Google Books - Contains 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.
  • Stanley, Ruel H,. Eastern Maine and the Rebellion : being an account of the principal local events in eastern Maine during the war and brief histories of eastern Maine regiments. (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, c2002), FHL book 974.1 H2srh

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. The Civil War Archives-Union Regimental Histories [1]
  3. [2]