|11th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
Flag of Maine
|Active||November 12, 1861 to February 2, 1866|
Siege of Charleston, South Carolina 1862-1863
Siege of Petersburg
Service[edit | edit source]
The 11th Maine was organized for service on October 11, 1861 being mustered in for three year's service at Augusta, Maine on November 12, 1861 with 932 original members. The regiment was mustered out at City Point, Virginia on February 2, 1866.
Casualties[edit | edit source]
The regiment lost 122 men killed in action or died of wounds received in battle and an additional 237 men died of disease. 
Commanding officers[edit | edit source]
The first Colonel commanding this regiment was John Curtis Caldwell, formerly a school-teacher and principal in East Machias, Maine with no prior military experience. Nonetheless, he was promoted to Brigadier General in 1862 and went on to play a central role in the Battle of Gettysburg. He was in the Honor Guard accompanying Lincoln's body from Washington to Springfield, and became a diplomat after the war, serving as Consul in Valparaiso, Chile and Costa Rica, and Ambassador to Uruguay. He died in Calais, Maine in 1912.
Col. Jonathan Augustus Hill of Milo and Stetson, Maine had his right arm amputated due to wounds received in the Battle of Deep Bottom, Virginia, in 1864. He was breveted a Brigadier General that same year.
See also[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- John Curtis Caldwell Larry Tagg, The Generals of Gettysburg, Retrieved June 28, 2008
References[edit | edit source]
- Hodsdon, John L. Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine 31 Dec, 1861, 1864 and 1865.Stevens & Sayward, Augusta, ME
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