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The 8th Maine Infantry Regiment was mustered in on Sept. 7, 1861. Company E was organized at New Portland, Maine, and was under the command of Capt. Thomas Hutchins with Charles B. Knapp becoming captain in July 1863. The regiment landed in Hilton Head, S.C., in November 1861 and was employed there and in Jacksonville, Fla. until the spring of 1864. It then saw service in the Petersburg and Appomattox campaigns and was mustered out on Jan. 18, 1866.

Collection is comprised of records of the company including accounts and inventories kept by the captain of company clothing, equipment and ordnance as well as muster rolls, reports of manpower, company morning reports, etc.

Publication Date

2015

Keywords

Military and War

Disciplines

History

Size of Collection

2 linear feet (2 boxes : 26 folders)

Dates of Collection

1861-1865

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0099

United States Army, Maine Infantry Regiment, 8th, Company E Records, 1861-1865

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