United States Regiments & Batteries > Maine > 9th Maine Infantry Regiment

The 9th Maine 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.

Organized at Augusta, Maine.
September 22 The 9th Maine Infantry Regiment mustered in for three years service.
September 24 Left Maine for Washington, D.C.
September 26-
October 8
Camped at Bladensburg, Defenses of Washington
October 8 Moved to Annapolis, Maryland. 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 Landed at Hilton Head
January Duty at Hilton Head
January 29-
March 1

Expedition to Warsaw Sound

February 25-March 5 Expedition to Florida, assigned to Fernandina, Florida, Department of the South. The regiment sailed on the transport Star of the South.
March 5 Occupation of Fernandina, Florida. The 9th Maine  was the first regiment off the transports and the first into the town.
April 10 Near Fernandina (Company I)
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. The regiment captured the Confederate rifle pits in front of the main defences.

July 11 and 18 Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, under the command of Colonel Emery. The regiment suffered over 100 casualties.
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 CorpsThe regiment lost 189 casualties during the siege.
September 7 Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg
September –
Occupation of Black Island
February and March 416 Veterans reenlisted and were sent on furlough to Maine. Non-Veterans duty on Morris Island
April Non-Veterans moved to Gloucester Point, Virginia. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
April 28 Veterans rejoined the regiment at the end of their leave.
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, Virginia.
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 men killed, 39 wounded and 4 missing in the fighting on May 20th

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

Battle of 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 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
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. Joined Sherman’s Army 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 The 9th Maine Infantry Regiment mustered out.