United States Regiments & Batteries > Maine > 29th Maine Infantry Regiment

The 29th Maine Infantry Regiment lost 2 officers and 40 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 191 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

December 17 Organized at Augusta and mustered in under the command of Colonel George Beale, former colonel of the 10th Maine Infantry Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Emerson and Major William Knowlton. A number of men who had enlisted for three years transferred in from that regiment, whose two year term of enlistment was up.
January 31 The 29th Maine Infantry Regiment left Maine for New Orleans, Louisiana.
February 16 Arrived New Orleans and attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf
February 20 Moved to Brashear City, La.
February 21 To Franklin
March 10-May 22

Red River Campaign

May 30 Companies A and D were transferred from the 10th Maine Battalion
March 14-26 Advance from Franklin to Alexandria
April 8

Battle of Sabine Cross Roads

April 9 Pleasant Hill
April 23 Monett’s Bluff, Cane River Crossing
April 25-May 13 At Alexandria
April 30-May 10 Construction of dam at Alexandria
May 13-22 Retreat to Morganza
May 16 Mansura
May-June Duty at Morganza
July 2-13 Moved to New Orleans, then to Washington, D.C.
July 14-23 Snicker’s Gap Expedition
August 7-
November 28

Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division

August 21 Berryville
August 27 Lieutenant Colonel Emerson returned to Maine due to disease.
September 3-4 Berryville
September 19

Third Battle of Winchester

Major Knowlton was mortally wounded.

September 22

Battle of Fisher’s Hill

October 18 Company A mustered out and was replaced by a company of new recruits. Captain George H. Nye was promoted to major.
October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek

October 20 Duty near Middletown
November 9 At Newton
November 28 Colonel Beale was promoted to brigadier general.
December 17 Major George H. Nye was promoted to colonel.
December 30 At Stevenson’s Depot
March Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army Shenandoah
April 22 Moved to Washington, D. C. and attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of Washington
May 23-24 Provost duty during Grand Review
June 1-5 Moved to Savannah, Ga. and attached to District of South Carolina. Dept. South
June 14-15 To Georgetown, S.C.
June Duty at various points in South Carolina, with headquarters at Darlington
March 27 Moved to Hilton Head, S.C. Detachments at Helena and Seabrook Islands.
June 21 The 29th Maine Infantry Regiment mustered out.