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Note: The 1st Maine Veteran Infantry consisted of the Veterans of the 5th, 6th and 7th Regiments of Maine Volunteer Infantry.

Muster In: Organized at Charleston, Va., by consolidation of the Veterans of the 5th, 6th and 7th Regiments of Maine Volunteer Infantry August 21, 1864.1
Muster Out: June 28, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Stephen C. Fletcher
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.7

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.8

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union9

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Stephen C. Fletcher (December 31, 1864)10
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: This unit moved to the Siege of Petersburg from December 9-12, 1864.11

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union12,13

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Stephen C. Fletcher (January & February 1865)14,15
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union16,17

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Stephen C. Fletcher (March 31, 1865)18
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles19:

  • Organized at Charleston, Va., by consolidation of the Veterans of the 5th, 6th and 7th Regiments of Maine Volunteer Infantry August 21, 1864.
  • Duty at Kernstown and vicinity until December.
  • March to Washington, D.C., December 9, thence moved to Petersburg, Va.
  • Siege of Petersburg December 12, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25-27, 1865.
  • Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Sailor’s Creek April 6.
  • Appomattox C, H. April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    3. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    4. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    5. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    6. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    7. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    8. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    9. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1120: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1120: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    11. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 330: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 744: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    14. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 330: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 744: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 572: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    17. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 587: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 572: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    19. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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