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The 9th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 10 officers and 172 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 236 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1861
Organized at Augusta
September 22 Mustered in
September 24 Left State for Washington, D.C.
September 26-
October 8
Camp at Bladensburg, Defenses of Washington
October 8 Moved to Annapolis, Md. Attached to Wright’s 3rd 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 Hilton Head
1862
January Duty at Hilton Head
January 29-
March 1
Expedition to Warsaw Sound
February 25-March 5 Expedition to Florida, assigned to Fernandina, Fla., Dept. of the South
March 5 Occupation of Fernandina, Fla.
April 10 Near Fernandina (Company I)

1863

January Moved to Hilton Head, S.C. assiagned to District of Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. South
June At St. Helena Island, S.C.
July 4 Moved to Folly Island, S.C. and assigned to 2nd Brigade, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps
July 10 Attack on Morris Island. Assigned to 2nd Brigade. Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps
July 11 and 18 Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, under the command of Colonel Emery
July 11-
September 7
Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, and Fort Sumter and Charleston assigned to 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps

The regiment lost 189 casualties during the siege.

September 7 Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg
September –
January
Occupation of Black Island
1864
February and March 416 Veterans on furlough. Non-Veterans duty on Morris Island
April Non-Veterans moved to Gloucester Point, Va. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
April 28 Veterans rejoin
May 4-27 Butler’s operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Corps
May 5 Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred, Va.
May 6-7 Port Walthal Junction. Chester Station
May 9 Arrowfield Church
May 12-16 Operations against Fort Darling
May 14-16 Drury’s Bluff
May 16-27
Bermuda Hundred

The regiment lost 9 killed, 39 wounded and 4 missing in the fighting on May 20th

May 27-June 1 Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor
June 1-12
Cold Harbor

The regiment lost 12 killed, 55 wounded and 5 missing.

June 15-19 Before Petersburg
June 16 Siege of Petersburg and Richmond begins. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps
June 30
Affair on the Petersburg picket line

The regiment lost 7 killed, 34 wounded and 5 missing out of 102 engaged.

July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg
August 13-26 Demonstration north of James River
August 14-18
Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom

The regiment lost 5 killed, 21 wounded and 29 missing

August 24-25 Bermuda Hundred
September In trenches before Petersburg
September 21 Non-Veterans left front
September 27 Non-Veterans mustered out
September 28-29 New Market Heights
September 29-30
Chaffin’s Farm

Lieutenant Colonel Grey was killed leading the 201 men of the regiment.

October 1 Charles City Cross Roads
October 27-28 Fair Oaks
November – February Duty on north side of James
December Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps
1865
February Rejoined Brigade at Fort Fisher, N. C.
February 11-12 Cape Fear Entrenchments
February 18-20 Fort Anderson
February 22 Capture of Wilmington
March 6-21 Advance on Goldsboro. Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps
March 21 Occupation of Goldsboro
April 10-13 Advance on Raleigh
April 14 Occupation of Raleigh
April 26
Bennett’s House

Surrender of Johnson and his army.

May – July Duty in North Carolina
July 13 Mustered out.