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32nd Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment
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Flag of Maine
Active March 3, 1864 to December 12, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of the Crater

Service[]

The 32nd Maine Regiment was organized at Augusta, Maine between March 3 and May 6, 1864. Six companies left Maine for Washington, D.C., April 20, 1864. The remaining four companies left Maine for Washington on May 11, 1864 and Joined the rest of the regiment at North Anna River, Va, on May 26, 1864. At the point they were attached to the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, IX Corps, Army of the Potomac until the regiment was amalgamated with the 31st Maine Infantry Regiment on December 12, 1864.

Battles and Campaigns[]

  • Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Virginia, May 3-June 15, 1864.
  • Battle of the Wilderness May 5-7.
  • Spotsylvania May 8-12.
  • Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21.
  • North Anna River May 23-26.
  • On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
  • Totopotomoy May 28-31.
  • Cold Harbor June 1-12.
  • Bethesda Church June 1-3.
  • Before Petersburg June 16-19.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to December 12, 1864.
  • Battle of the Crater (Burnside's Mine), Petersburg, July 30.
  • Weldon R. R. August 18-21.
  • Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28.

Total Strength and Casualties[]

The Regiment lost a total of 202 men during service, 4 Officers and 81 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, 3 Officers and 114 Enlisted men by disease.[1]

See also[]

Maine Units in the Civil War

References[]

Houston,Henry C The Thirty-Second Maine Regiment of Infantry Volunteers, Press of Southworth Brothers, Portland,Maine, 1903

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