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Muster In: Organized at Portland and mustered in November 16, 1861.1

Muster Out: Regiment mustered out April 18, 1866.2

Commander(s):
Col. William K. Kimball (?)
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | XIX Corps | Union Army (July 21-31, 1864) 7,8

  • Commander: Col. William K. Kimball (July 4, 1864)(but was Colonel Kimball present at the Siege of Petersburg in late July?)9
  • Unit Strength: 489 officers and men PFD (July 21, 1864)10
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 12th Maine moved to Fort Monroe, Va., July 13-20, thence to Bermuda Hundred, Va., July 21. They performed duty in the trenches at Bermuda Hundred until July 25. The regiment participated in a demonstration on the north side of the James River duriing the First Deep Bottom campaign from July 27-29. They were at Deep Bottom July 27-28. They marched back to Bermuda Hundred on July 31, and then moved to Washington, D.C.11

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.12

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.15

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.16

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.17

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.18

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

  • Moved to Algiers, thence to Fort Monroe, Va., July 13-20, thence to Bermuda Hundred, Va., July 21.
  • Duty in trenches at Bermuda Hundred until July 25.
  • Demonstration on north side of James River July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Moved to Washington, D.C., July 31, hence to Tennallytown, Md., August 2.

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. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 12th Maine Entry, Page 77; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
      5. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      6. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 12th Maine Entry, Page 77; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
      7.  The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 267
      8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), p. 378
      9. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLI, Part 2 (Serial Number 84), pp. 66-67
      10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), p. 378: 466 men and 23 officers PFD when the 12th Maine landed at Bermuda Hundred on July 21, 1864.
      11. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      12. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      13. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      14. Volume 15 (Ordnance Returns for the Third Quarter, July-September, 1864); 12th Maine Entry, Page 71; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
      15. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      16. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      17. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      18. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      19. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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