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The 11th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 7 officers and 115 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 233 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1861
September-October Organized at Augusta under Colonel John C. Caldwell
November 12 Mustered in
November 13 Left State for Washington, D.C.
November Duty in the defenses of Washington, D. C. attached to Davis’ Provisional Brigade, Army of the Potomac
1862
January Attached to 1st Brigade, Casey’s Division, Army Potomac
March 10-15 Advance on Manassas, Va.
March 28 Moved to Newport News and attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown
April 28 Colonel Caldwell was promoted to brigadier general
May 12 Harris M. Plaisted was promoted to colonel
May 5 Battle of Williamsburg
May 20-23 Operations about Bottom’s Bridge
May 31-June 1 Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines
June Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Corps
June 13-26 Guard Bottom’s Bridge
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
June 27 Destruction of railroad bridge over Chickahominy
June 28-29 Bottom’s Bridge
June 30 White Oak Swamp
July 1 Malvern Hill
July-August At Harrison’s Landing
August 16-22 Moved to Yorktown
December 11-15 Expedition to Matthews County
December 26 Began movement to Morehead City, N. C. Attached to Naglee’s Brigade, Dept. North Carolina

1863

January 28-31 To Port Royal, S.C. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Corps
February 10 To St. Helena Island. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Corps, Port Royal, S.C., Dept. South
April 4-12 Expedition against Charleston
April At Beaufort, S.C. and attached to District of Beaufort, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. South
June 4-6 Moved to Fernandina, Fla. and attached to Fernandina, Fla., Dept. of the South
July to October A detachment acted as Artillery on Morris Island, S.C., during siege of Fort Wagner, and operations against Charleston
October 6 Regimen moved to Morris Island and siege operations against Charleston. Attached to 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. South

1864

April Ordered to Gloucester Point, Va. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina
May 4-June 15 Butler’s operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Corps
May 5 Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred
May 6-7 Port Walthal
May 9 Ware Bottom Church
May 9-10 Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church
May 12-16 Operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16 Drury’s Bluff
May 17-June 20 Bermuda Hundred
June 2 and 14 Action at Bermuda Hundred
June 16-17 Port Walthal, Bermuda Front
June 16 Siege operations begin against Petersburg and Richmond
June 20 and 25 Deep Bottom
July 21 Grover House, Deep Bottom
July 27-28 New Market Heights, Deep Bottom
August 14-18 Strawberry Plains
August 27-
September 26
In trenches before Petersburg
September 28-29 New Market Heights
September 29-30 Chaffin’s Farm
October 7 Darbytown and New Market Roads
October 13 Darbytown Road
October 27-28 Fair Oaks
October 29 Chaffin’s and Johnson’s Farms
November 7 Non-Veterans left front for muster out
November Duty on north side of James River before Richmond
November 5-17 Detached for duty at New York City during election
December Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, Army of the James

1865

March 25 Colonel Plaisted was discharged
March 27-29 Moved to Hatcher’s Run
March 28-
April 9
Appomattox Campaign
April 2 Assault and capture of Forts Gregg and Baldwin and fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee to Appomattox
April 5 Jonathan A. Hill was promoted to colonel
April 6 Rice’s Station
April 7 High Bridge
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April 24 Duty at Richmond, Va.
July Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Corps, Arny of the James
August Attached to Dept. of Virginia
November 24 At Fredericksburg
1866
January 19 To City Point
February Mustered out at City Point, Va. under Colonel Hill