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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.
Military and War
Size of Collection
2 linear feet (2 boxes : 26 folders)
Dates of Collection
SpC MS 0099
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "United States Army, Maine Infantry Regiment, 8th, Company E Records, 1861-1865" (2015). Finding Aids. Number 252.