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First Brigade, First Division

Colonel C D Jameson, 2nd Maine Infantry

Colonel C D Jameson, 2nd Maine Infantry

Second Maine Infantry

Mustered in United States service for two years 28 May, 1861. Arrived at Washington, D. C., 30 June, 1861

COLONEL C D JAMESON
Colonel C D Jameson, 2nd Maine Infantry, was discharged on 4 August, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL C W ROBERTS

MAJOR G VARNEY

Company A Bangor Light Infantry: CAPT. H BARTLETT
The company was accepted in state service at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 25 April, 1861, and Captain H Bartlett, 2nd Maine Infantry, Company A, was discharged on 1 August, 1861. R B Wiggin was appointed captain, 2nd Maine Infantry, Company A, on 30 August, 1861.
Company B Castine Light Infantry: CAPT. C W TILDEN
The company was accepted in state service at Penobscot Bay on 25 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the steamer Memnon Sandford to Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 27 April, 1861. Captain S K Devereux, 2nd Maine Infantry, Company B, resigned due to his official duties as Collector at the Port of Castine, Hancock County, Maine, on 30 May, 1861, and First Lieutenant C W Tilden, 2nd Maine Infantry, Company B, was appointed captain, 2nd Maine Infantry, Company B, the same day.
Company C Brewer Artillery: CAPT. N E JONES
The company was accepted in state service at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 25 April, 1861, and Captain N E Jones, 2nd Maine Infantry, Company C, was wounded at the first battle of Bull Run on 21 July, 1861. He died on 10 August, 1861.
Company D Milo Artillery: CAPT. J S SAMPSON
The company was accepted in state service at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 25 April, 1861, and arrived at Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 2 May, 1861. Captain J S Sampson, 2nd Maine Infantry, Company D, resigned on 22 Novemebr, 1861.
Company E: CAPT. L EMERSON
The company was accepted in state service at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 25 April, 1861.
Company F: CAPT. D CHAPLIN
The company was accepted in state service at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 25 April, 1861.
Company G Ex-Tigers & Armory Associates: CAPT. D F SARGENT
The company was accepted in state service at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 25 April, 1861.
Company H Gymnasium Company: CAPT. F MEINECKE
The company was accepted in state service at Bangor Gymnasium, Columbia Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 25 April, 1861, and Captain F Meinecke, 2nd Maine Infantry, Company H, was discharged on 7 September, 1861.
Company I (1st) Gratton Guards: CAPT. J CARROLL
The company was accepted in state service at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 25 April, 1861, and Captain J Carroll, 2nd Maine Infantry, Company I (1st), was discharged and the company disbanded on 28 October, 1861.
Company I (2nd): CAPT. D WHITE
The company was organised as the 2nd Maine Infantry, Company I (2nd), on 16 December 1861.
Company K Old Town Company: CAPT. F C FOSS
The company was accepted in state service at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 25 April, 1861.

Sources

"The Second Maine Regiment broke up their camp in the neighbourhood of Columbia College, north of your city, just as the heavy rain of last evening commenced, and marched through here last night on their way to Virginia."

The Evening Star, 2 July, 1861 - Georgetown, 2 July, 1861

"Several regiments passed into Virginia over the Long Bridge yesterday and the day before, among them, the fourteenth New York, the second Maine, and the second Wisconsin regiments."

The National Republican, 3 July, 1861 - Movement of troops into Virginia

"Falls Church, Va., 3-6 July a.m. - The Second Regiment of Maine Volunteers having crossed the river, have taken post here. They encamped in Mt. Clover's hay field. Their commander is Colonel C. D. Jameson, and they numder (here) 700 men, though today they expect to be joined by 300 more. This regiment is thus a mile in the most advanced poistion, their camp being one mile nearer Fairfax Courthouse - from which it is but eight and a half miles distant - than the camp of the First and Second Connecticut regiments at Taylor's Tavern, and the Third Connecticut and Third Maine in the immediate vicinity of the same point."

The National Republican, 3 July, 1861 - Movement of troops into Virginia

"After going a short distance, he saw ahead of him in the woods some men wearing a grey uniform (quite a number of our northern regiments at the time wore a grey uniform very similar to that worn by the rebels, the Second Maine among the rest)."

Wooden nutmegs at Bull Run: A humorous account of some of the exploits and experiences of the three months Connecticut brigade, and the part they bore in the national stampede, by Elnathan B Tyler

"Although numerically the second, this was in fact the first regiment that left the state for the seat of the war."

"The uniforms were grey throughout with drab felt hats, regulation pattern."

"Having slept in the opem air from Tuesday night, starting at half past two in the morning in the rear of the advancing column and marching seven miles at double quick step, the men fell by the wayside one by one, exhausted from over-exertion, so that not more than half of the regiment was present when it arrived on the battle field, and other regiments were in about the same condition."

Maine in the war for the Union: A history of the part borne by Maine troops in the supression of the American rebellion, by William E S Whitman and Charles H True

The Annual Report of the Adjutant & General of the State of Maine, for the year ending 31 December, 1861

Second to none: The story of the 2nd Maine Volunteers 'The Bangor Regiment', by James H Mundy

The Union Army: A history of military affairs in the loyal states 1861-65, records of the regiments in the Union Army, cyclopedia of battles, memoirs of commanders and soldiers, Volume 1, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware

Notes

The 2nd Maine Infantry was accepted in state service at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 25 April, 1861, and was ordered to rendezvous at Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, between 28 April and 1 May, 1861.

Note: The 2nd Maine Infantry was ordered to rendezvous at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, under the call for 42,034 troops to serve three years by President A Lincoln on 3 May, 1861.

Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, to Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 14-15 May, 1861: The 2nd Maine Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Penobscot & Kennebec Railroad to Washington, D. C., at 8 AM, on 14 May, 1861, and arrived at Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, via Kendall's Mills, Fairfield County, Maine, at 5 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to proceed by Portland & Kennebec Railroad to Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, at 8 PM on 14 May, 1861, and arrived by the Atlantic & St Lawrence Railroad via Yarmouth Junction, Cumberland County, Maine, in the morning on 15 May, 1861. The 2nd Maine Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Portland, Saco & Portsmouth Railroad to Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at 10.30 AM the same day and arrived by the Boston & Maine Railroad via South Berwick, York County, Maine, and Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, in the afternoon the same day.

Note: The 2nd Maine Infantry was accompanied by Major General J H Butler, First Division, Maine (Militia) Volunteers, on 14 May, 1861, and was stationed at Mechanic's and City Hall, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, on 15 May, 1861.

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, to Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, 15-16 May, 1861: The 2nd Maine Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Old Colony & Fall River Railroad to Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, on 15 May, 1861, and proceeded by steamer to Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, the same day. The regiment arrived at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, in the afternoon on 16 May, 1861.

Willett's Point, Queens (Queens County), New York City, New York, 17 May, 1861: The 2nd Maine Infantry arrived at Camp Strickland, Willett's Point, Queens (Queens County), New York City, New York, on 17 May, 1861.

Mustered in two years, Willett's Point, Queens (Queens County), New York City, New York, 28 May, 1861: The 2nd Maine Infantry was mustered in United States service for two years at Willett's Point, Queens (Queens County), New York City, New York, on 28 May, 1861.

Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, to Washington, D. C., 29-31 May, 1861: The 2nd Maine Infantry was ordered by ferry across the Hudson River to Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, via Cortlandt Sreet Ferry Terminal, Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, on 29 May, 1861, and proceeded by the New Jersey Railroad to Washington, D. C., the same day. The regiment arrived by the Philadelphia & Trenton Railroad at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, via Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, on 29 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad to Baltimore City, Maryland, on 30 May, 1861. The 2nd Maine Infantry arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Washington, D. C., via Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, at 2.30 PM on 31 May, 1861.

Thirteenth Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C., 31 May, 1861: The 2nd Maine Infantry was stationed at Thirteenth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C., on 31 May, 1861.

Meridian Hill & Columbia College, west of Fourteenth Street, D. C., 31 May, 1861: The 2nd Maine Infantry was ordered to Camp Seward, near Meridian Hill and Columbia College, west of Fourteenth Street, D. C., on 31 May, 1861.

Meridian Hill & Columbia College, west of Fourteenth Street, D. C., to Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1-2 July, 1861: The 2nd Maine Infantry was ordered across the Potomac River at the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., to Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening on 1 July, 1861, and arrived at 4 AM on 2 July, 1861.

Special Orders No.26, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 6 July, 1861: The 1st Connecticut Infantry, the 2nd Connecticut Infantry, the 3rd Connecticut Infantry, the 2nd Maine Infantry, and Varian's Light Artillery were assigned to Colonel E D Keyes, 11th United States Infantry, by Special Orders No.26, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 6 July, 1861.

General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 8 July, 1861: The 2nd Maine Infantry was assigned to the First Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, under the command of Colonel E D Keyes, 11th United States Infantry, by General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 8 July, 1861.

Advance to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 16-18 July, 1861: The 2nd Maine Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Georgetown and Leesburg Turnpikes to Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 16 July, 1861, and arrived via Old Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening the same day. The regiment was ordered to Germantown, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 5.30 AM on 17 July, 1861, and arrived in the afternoon the same day. The 2nd Maine Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Warrenton Turnpike to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 18 July, 1861, and arrived in the morning the same day. The regiment was stationed near the Warrenton Turnpike, one mile south of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 18 July, 1861.

Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, to the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 2nd Maine Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Warrenton Turnpike to the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, at 2.30 AM on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at 6 AM the same day.

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: After the first battle of Bull Run the 2nd Maine Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 4 PM on 21 July, 1861, and proceeded to Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 10 PM on 21 July, 1861. The regiment arrived at Camp McDowell, near Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5 AM on 22 July, 1861, and was ordered to Riley's Hill, near Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turmpike, in the evening the same day. The 2nd Maine Infantry arrived at Camp Upton, Riley's Hill, near Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turmpike, at 11 PM on 22 July, 1861.

Riley's Hill, near Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turmpike, to Fort Corcoran, Arlington Heights, Virginia, 23 July, 1861: The 2nd Maine Infantry was ordered to Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 5.30 PM on 23 July, 1861, and arrived at Fort Corcoran, on Arlington Heights, via Balls Crossroads, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 7 PM the same day.

Mustered out, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, 9 June, 1863: The 2nd Maine Infantry was ordered to Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine, on 20 May, 1863, and arrived at 4 AM on 26 May, 1861. The three years' men of the 2nd Maine Infantry were assigned to the 20th Maine Infantry on 20 May, 1863, and the 2nd Maine Infantry was mustered out at Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine, by Captain T C J Bailey, 17th United States Infantry, on 9 June, 1863.

Colonel E D Keyes, 11th United States Infantry, First Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army: Major E D Keyes, 1st United States Artillery, was ordered to New York City, New York, on 3 April, 1861, and was accompanied by Captain M C Meigs, United States Corps Engineers, and First Lieutenant D D Porter, United States Navy. He was ordered to proceed by the steamer Baltic on the North Atlantic Ocean to Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, at 5.30 AM on 21 April, 1861, and was accompanied by the steamers R R Cuyler, Columbia, Coatzacoalcos, and Harriet Lane. The steamer Baltic arrived by Chesapeake Bay at Fort Monroe, Old Comfort Point, Hampton, Virginia, at 10 PM on 22 April, 1861, and the steamers Baltic, R R Cuyler, Columbia, and Coatzacoalcos were ordered to Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, at 2 PM on 23 April, 1861. Major E D Keyes arrived by the steamer Baltic at Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, between 8 and 9 PM the same day and was accompanied by the and the 12th New York State Militia Infantry (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Washington). The 71st New York State Militia Infantry, on board the steamer R R Cuyler, and the first detachmment of the 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia Infantry, on board the steamer Coatzacoalcos, were ordered to disembark at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in the morning on 24 April, 1861, and were ordered to to Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, on 25 April, 1861. The 12th New York State Militia Infantry and the 6th New York State Militia Infantry, on board the steamers Baltic and Columbia, respectively, were ordered to disembark at Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, the same day and Major E D Keyes was was assigned to Governor E D Morgan at Albany, Albany County, New York, on 2 May, 1861 (See the Department of Annapolis). He was appointed colonel, 11th United States Infantry, at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, by General Orders No.33, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 18 June, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861, and brigadier general, United States Volunteers, by General Orders No.62, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 August, 1861, dated 17 May, 1861.

Steamer Baltic: 12th New York State Militia Infantry and First Lieutenant G W Synder, United States Corps Engineers, and Major E D Keyes; Steamer Columbia: 6th New York State Militia Infantry; Steamer R R Cuyler: 71st New York State Militia Infantry; Steamer Coatzacoalcos: 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia Infantry (First detachment).

Note: The 2nd Maine Infantry was temporarily assigned to garrison duty at Fort Corcoran, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, under the command of Brigadier General W T Sherman, United States Volunteers, by Special Orders No.10, Headquarters, Division of the Potomac, Washington, D. C., on 29 July, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.18: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp356-357
Colonel C D Jameson, Second Maine Infantry

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.17: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp353-356
Colonel E D Keyes, Eleventh United States Infantry, First Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, dated Meridian Hill, D. C., 25 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.16: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp348-352
Brigadier General D Tyler, Connecticut Volunteers, First Division, McDowell's Army, dated Washington, D. C., 27 July, 1861