23rd Regiment, Maine Infantry

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Maine Gotoarrow.png  Maine Military Gotoarrow.png  Maine in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png 23rd Regiment, Maine Infantry

Brief History

The 23rd Regiment, Maine Infantry was organized at Portland, and mustered in September 29, 1862.They mustered out July 15, 1863, with expiration of term..[1] 

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

  • 14th Regiment, Maine Infantry timeline from organization to discharge.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

List of men in 23rd Regiment Infantry at Ancestry.com $

Company A

Company B

Company C

Company D

Company E

Company F

Company G

Company H

Company I

Company K

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,235 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Maine in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Maine in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Maine, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Major Soule : a memorial of Alfred B. Soule, late major of the Twenty- Third Regiment, Maine volunteers Google Books - Includes a description of activities of the 23rd Maine Infantry Regiment as they were doing guard duty at the Potomac River, Maryland and Edward's Ferry in Maryland.

References

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  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).