United States Regiments & Batteries > Maine


The 2nd Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 65 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 70 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1861
Organized at Bangor for three months’ service.
May 14 Left State for Willett’s Point, N.Y. under Colonel Charles D. Jameson and Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Roberts
May 28 Mustered into U.S. service for two and three years
May 30 Moved to Washington, D.C. and Camp on Meridian Hill. Attached to Keyes’ Brigade, Tyler’s Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeastern Virginia
July 1 Moved to Fails Church, Va.
July 16-21 Advance on Manassas, Va.
July 17 Occupation of Fairfax C. H.
July 21
Battle of Bull Run

Commanded by Colonel Jameson, the regiment lost 47 killed and wounded.

August Assigned to Fort Corcoran, Division of the Potomac for duty at Arlington Heights, Va., and at Fort Corcoran
September Colonel Jameson was promoted to Brigadier General and Lieutenant Colonel Roberts was promoted to colonel and command of the regiment.
September 13 Captain Daniel Chaplin of Company F was promoted to major.
September 26 At Hall’s Hill, Defenses of Washington assigned to Martindale’s Brigade, Fitz-John Porter’s Division, Army Potomac
1862
March Attached to 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac
April 5 Moved to the Peninsula March. Warwick Road and near Lee’s Mills
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown
May Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps
May 24 New Bridge
May 27 Hanover Court House
May 27-29 Operations about Hanover Court House
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
June 26 Battle of Mechanicsville
June 27 Battle of Gaines’ Mill
June 29 Battle of Peach Orchard and Savage Station
June 30 Battle of Turkey Bridge or Malvern Cliff
July 1 Battle of Malvern Hill
July-August At Harrison’s Landing
July 11 Major Chaplin was transferred to the newly formed 18th Maine Infantry and as its colonel.
August 16-27 Retreat from the Peninsula and movement to Centreville
August 27-
September 2
Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 29 Battle of Groveton
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run

Commanded by Colonel Roberts

September 16-17
Battle of Antietam
September 19 Shephardstown Ford
September 20 Shephardstown
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
December 29-30 Expedition to Richards and Ellis Fords
1863
January 20-24 “Mud March”
February-April At Falmouth
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
May 20 Ordered home. Three-year men transferred to 20th Maine Infantry
June 9 Mustered out