United States Regiments & Batteries > Maine

The 13th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 1 officer and 13 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 178 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Organized at Augusta
December 13 Mustered in under Colonel Neal Dow.
February 8 Moved to Boston and attached to Butler’s Expeditionary Corps
February 20 Companies A, B, E and I embark on Steamer Mississippi for Ship Island, Miss.
February 21 Balance of regiment moved to New York
February 27 Regiment embarked on Steamer Fulton for Ship Island, Miss.
March 8 Regiment arrives Ship Island, Miss.
March 20 Companies A, B, E and I arrive Ship Island, Miss.
March Duty at Ship Island, Miss. attached to 3rd Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf
April 28 Colonel Dow was promoted to brigadier general.
June 3 Henry Rust, Jr. was promoted to colonel.
July Attached to Dept. of the Gulf as independent command
July 5 Companies D and F remained at Ship Island

Company C moved to Fort Pike, then to Fort Macomb

Company K moved to Fort Macomb

July 8 Company A moved to quarantine station and duty there

Companies G, H and I moved to Fort Jackson

July 11 Companies B and E moved to New Orleans, then to Fort St. Phillip July 15
August 7 Company A moved to Fort St. Phillip
August 24 Companies G, H and I moved to Fort St. Phillip
December Assigned to Defenses of New Orleans, La., Dept. Gulf
January 23 Companies D and F moved to Forts Jackson and St. Phillip
February 8-11 Pass Manchac (Detachment from Companies G, H & I)
August 1 Regiment assigned to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf.
Companies D and F moved to New Orleans
August Company A, B, E, G, H & I moved to New Orleans
August 30 Companies C, K moved to New Orleans
October 27-December 2 Expedition to the Rio Grande, Texas
November 3-6 Advance on Brownsville, Texas
November 6 Occupation of Fort Brown
November 17 Expedition to Aransas Pass, Capture of Mustang Island
November 25-27 Fort Esperanza
December Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Corps, Dept. Gulf
December 29-30 Matagorda Bay
January Attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Corps, Dept. Gulf

Companies C, H and K duty at Pass Cavallo, Matagorda Island

February 12-16 Moved to Franklin, La. and attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Corps, Dept. Gulf
March 15-May 22 Red River Campaign
March 15-26 Advance from Franklin to Alexandria
March 26-April 2 To Natchitoches
April 8 Battle of Sabine Cross Roads
April 9 Pleasant Hill
April 23 Cane River Crossing
April 25-May 13 At Alexandria
May 13-22 Retreat to Morganza
May 16 Mansura
May Duty at Morganza
July 1-13 Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., then to Washington, D.C.
July 13-23 Expedition to Snicker’s Gap, Va.
August-September Regiment attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division. Veterans on furlough, Non-Veterans duty at Harper’s Ferry
October 5 Regiment ordered to Martinsburg, W. Va.
December 25 Non-Veterans left front for muster out. Veterans and Recruits consolidated to a Battalion and transferred to 30th Maine Infantry
January 5 Mustered out