United States Regiments & Batteries > Maine


The 19th Maine Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 189 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 182 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

The regiment is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

1862
August 25 Organized at Bath and mustered in under Colonel Frederick D. Sewell.
August 27 Left State for Washington, D.C.; Attached to Defenses of Washington
September 30- October 4 Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.
October Attached to the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
October 30 –
November 9
Advance to Warrenton, Va.
November 15-17 March to Falmouth
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
January 20-24 “Mud March”
January – April At Falmouth
February 19 Colonel Sewell resigned. Francis E. Heath was promoted to colonel.
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 3
Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg
May 4 Salem Heights, Banks Ford
June 13 Gettysburg Campaign
June 25
Haymarket

Private Israel D. Jones was killed by an exploding shell in a skirmish with Stuart’s cavalry and horse artillery, the first man of the regiment to be killed.

July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Francis E. Heath, who was wounded on July 3rd. Lieutenant Colonel Henry Whitman then took over.

From the monument:

In the evening of July 2 this regiment at a position on the left of Batty. G 5th U.S. helped to repel the enemy that had driven in Humphrey’s Division, taking one battle flag and re-capturing four guns. On July 3, after engaging the enemy’s advance from this position, moved to the right tot he support of the 2d Brigade and joined in the final charge and repulse of Pickett’s command. Effective strength July 2d, 405; killed & mortally wounded, 55; wounded not fatally, 137; missing 4.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
October 14 Bristoe Station
November 4 Colonel Heath resigned. Selden Connor was promoted to colonel.
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 26 –
December 2
Mine Run Campaign
December 1 Colonel Connor was promoted to brigadier general. James Welch was promoted to colonel.
1864
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
February 6-7 Morton’s Ford
May 3 – June 15 Campaign from the Rapidan to the James
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8 Laurel Hill
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 9-10 Po River
May 12 “Bloody Angle,” Assault on the Salient
May 23-26
North Anna River
May 26-28 Line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 16-19 Before Petersburg
June 16 Siege of Petersburg
June 22-23 Jerusalem Plank Road
July 27-28 Deep Bottom, north of the James
July 30
Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)
August 13-20 Demonstration north of the James
August 14-18 Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom
August 25 Ream’s Station
October 27-28 Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run
1865
February 5-7
Dabney’s Mills, or Hatcher’s Run
March 28 Appomattox Campaign
March 30-31 Boydton Road
April 2 Fall of Petersburg
April 6
Battle of Sailor’s Creek
April 6-7 High Bridge
April 7 Farmville
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army

April 11 – May 2 At Burkesville
May 2-15 March to Washington, D.C.
May 23 Grand Review
May 31 Mustered out. Recruits transferred to 1st Maine Heavy Artillery
June 7 discharged