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The 8th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 6 officers and 128 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 officers and 243 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1861
Organized at Augusta
September 7 Mustered In
September 10 Left State for New York then moved to Washington, D.C.
October 6 Moved to Annapolis, Md. and attached to Viele’s 1st Brigade, Sherman’s South Carolina Expeditionary Corps
October 21-
November 7
Expedition to Port Royal, S.C.
November 7 Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor.
November 8-9 Hilton Head
November Duty at Hilton
1862
February 14 Five companies ordered to Dafuskie Island, S.C.
February Siege operations against Fort Pulaski
April 10-11 Bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski
April Duty at Hilton Head Beaufort, S.C. assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South
November Attached to District of Beaufort, S, C., 10th Corps, Dept. South
1863
March 18-23 Expedition to Jacksonville, Fla.
March 23-31 Operations near Jacksonville
March 25 Reconnaissance toward Baldwin and Skirmish near Jacksonville
March 31 –
April 1
Moved to Beaufort, S.C. and attached to District of Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. South
April 3-12 Expedition against Charleston
April 16 Moved to Hilton Head, S.C.
November 14 Moved to Beaufort, S.C. and attached to District of Beaufort, S.C., 10th Corps

1864

March and April Veterans on furlough
April 14 Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
May 4-28 Butler’s operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps
May 5 Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred
May 6-7 Port Walthall
May 9-10 Swift Creek
May 10 Arrow field Church, Chester Station
May 12-16 Operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16 Drury’s Bluff
May 17-28 Bermuda Hundred front
May 28-June 1 Moved to White House Landing
June 1-15 Rapidan Campaign, attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps
June 1-12
Cold Harbor
June 15-19 First Assault onĀ Petersburg
June 16 Siege of Petersburg and Richmond begins
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)
September 4 Non-Veterans left front
September 15 Non-Veterans mustered out
September 28-30 Chaffin’s Farm
October 27-28 Battle of Fair Oaks
November-March Duty in trenches north of James River before Richmond
December Attached to 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps
1865
March 27-28 Moved to Hatcher’s Run
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
March 30-31 White Oak Road
April 2 Assault and capture of Forts Gregg and Baldwin and Fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 6 Rice’s Station
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April Duty at Richmond, Va.
May Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Corps, then 2nd Brigade. 1st Division, 24th Corps
August At Manchester, attached to Dept. of Virginia
November At Fortress Monroe
1866
January 18 Mustered out