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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, 1st Maine (Volunteer) Militia, was appointed colonel, 2nd Maine Infantry, on 2 May, 1861, and was was discharged on 4 August, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL C W ROBERTS
C W Roberts was appointed lieutenant colonel, 2nd Maine Infantry, on 2 May, 1861,

MAJOR G VARNEY
G Varney was appointed major, 2nd Maine Infantry, on 2 May, 1861,

Company A Bangor Light Infantry, 1st Maine (Volunteer) Militia: CAPT. H BARTLETT
The company was accepted in state service at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 22 April, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal barracks, on Essex Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 25 April, 1861. Captain H Bartlett, 2nd Maine Infantry, Company A, was discharged on 1 August, 1861, and R B Wiggin was appointed captain, 2nd Maine Infantry, Company A, on 30 August, 1861.
Company B Castine Light Infantry, 1st Maine (Volunteer) Militia: CAPT. C W TILDEN
The company was accepted in state service at Castine, Hancock County, Maine, under the command of Captain S K Devereaux, on 22 April, 1861, and arrived at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 27 April, 1861. Captain S K Devereaux, 2nd Maine Infantry, Company B, was appointed Collector at Castine, Hancock County, Maine, in the evening on 8 May, 1861, and First Lieutenant C W Tilden, 2nd Maine Infantry, Company B, was appointed captain, 2nd Maine Infantry, Company B, on 30 May, 1861.
Company C Brewer Artillery, 1st Maine (Volunteer) Militia: CAPT. N E JONES
The company was accepted in state service at Brewer, Penobscot County, Maine, on 22 April, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal barracks, on Essex Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 2 May, 1861. Captain N E Jones, 2nd Maine Infantry, Company C, was mortally wounded at the first battle of Bull Run on 21 July, 1861, and died on 10 August, 1861.
Company D Milo Artillery, 1st Maine (Volunteer) Militia: CAPT. J S SAMPSON
The company was accepted in state service at Milo, Piscataquis County, Maine, on 22 April, 1861, and arrived at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, in the evening on 1 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 20 April, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal barracks, on Essex Street, 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 22 April, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal barracks, on Essex Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 26 April, 1861.
Company G Ex Tiger (Engine Company No.6) and Armory (Engine Company No.4) Associates: CAPT. D F SARGENT
The company was accepted in state service at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 22 April, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal barracks, on Essex Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 25 April, 1861.
Company H Gymnasium Company or Chasseurs: CAPT. F MEINECKE
The company was accepted in state service at Gymnasium Hall, on Columbia Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 22 April, 1861, and, was stationed at Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal barracks, on Essex Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 29 April, 1861. Captain F Meinecke, 2nd Maine Infantry, Company H, was discharged on 7 September, 1861.
Company I (1st) Gratton Guards, 1st Maine (Volunteer) Militia: CAPT. J CARROLL
The company was accepted in state service at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, in the evening on 22 April, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal barracks, on Essex Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 25 April, 1861. 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 Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine, on 26 April, 1861.

Sources

"The Castine Light Infantry recruited up to 70 men, having volunteered fot the war marched to Bucksport on Saturday forenoon where they were taken on board the steamer M. Sandford and brought to this city."

The Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, 29 April, 1861

"The Brownville Rifles, 64 strong, a fine looking company, fully arrived and equipped, arrived here last evening by extra stages, and proceeded to the regimental barracks at the Arsenal. The Milo company arrived by the Oldtown train last evening. The Milo company is at the barracks, but the Brownville company went to the Penobscot Exchange, as their quarters are not quite ready."

The Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, 2 May, 1861 - Further arrival of troops

"Capt. S. K. Devereaux, of the Castine company of volunteers, received notice last evening of his appointment as Collector of the Penobscot district. He will accept the place, but arrange probable for leave of absence while he is on duty in the military service of his country."

The Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, 9 May, 1861

"Major General Butler has designated the companies from Ellsworth, Buckport, Corinth, Oldtown and Brownville to fill the Battalion immediately to be put into barracks at the Arsenal grounds in this city for discipline and drill. The Brownsville Company is to be made up of the Brownsville and Dover Companies, under command of Capt. Brown."

The Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, 22 May, 1861 - Companies for the battalion

"This regiment arrived in our city from Bangor on Tuesday week, by way of Augusta, and left for Boston Wednesday afternoon."

The Zion's Advocate (Portland), 24 May, 1861 - The Second Regiment

"The regiment which has been quartered at bangor, having received marching orders left on Tuesday morning, by special train, for New York via Augusta and Portland."

The Republican Journal (Belfast), 17 May, 1861 - The Second Maine Regiment moving

"The uniforms of the Regimment is of Cadet grey, pants, frockcoat and caps of the same material and colour, with grey overcoats."

The Republican Journal (Belfast), 24 May, 1861 - The Maine Regiment in Boston

"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 open 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

Eastern Maine and the Rebellion: Being an account of the principal local events in eastern Maine during the war and brief histories of eastern Maine regiments, by R H Stanley and G O Hall

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 for two years at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 22 April, 1861, and was ordered to rendezvous at Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal barracks, on Essex Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, by Headquarters, First Regiment, First Division, Volunteer Maine Militia, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 24 April, 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.

Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal barracks, on Essex Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, Companies A, E, & G, 25 April, 1861: The Bangor Light Infantry, the Ex Tiger and Armory Associates, and Captain L Emerson's Company were stationed at Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal barracks, on Essex Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, under the command of Senior Captain H Bartlett, Bangor Light Infantry, on 25 April, 1861.

Note: Captain D Chaplin's Company arrived at Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal barracks, on Essex Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 26 April, 1861.

Castine, Hancock County, to Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, Company B, 27 April, 1861: The Castine Light Infantry (70) arrived by the steamer Memnon Sandford on the Penobscot River at Bangor, Penobscot County, via Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine, on 27 April, 1861.

Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal barracks, on Essex Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, Companies A, E, & G, 29 April, 1861: The Bangor Light Infantry, the Ex Tiger and Armory Associates, Captain L Emerson's Company, the Castine Light Infantry, the Gratton Guards, and Captain D Chaplin's Company were stationed at Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal barracks, on Essex Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 29 April, 1861.

Milo, Piscataquis County, to Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, Company D, 1 May, 1861: The Milo Artillery, acting as infantry, arrived by the Bangor, Old Town & Milford Railroad at Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal, on Essex Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, in the evening on 1 May, 1861.

Note: The Brownsville Rifles (64) arrived at the Penobscot Exchange, on Exchange Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, in the evening on 1 May, 1861, and was assigned to the 2nd Maine Infantry on 3 May, 1861. The company was stationed at Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal, on Essex Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, in the evening on 18 May, 1861.

Brewer to Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, Company C, 2 May, 1861: The Brewer Artillery, actig as infantry, was stationed at Camp Israel Washburn, old State Arsenal barracks, on Essex Street, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, on 2 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 11 AM, on 14 May, 1861, and was accompanied by Brigadier General J H Butler, First Division, Maine (Militia) Volunteers. The regiment arrived at Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, via Kendall's Mills, Fairfield County, Maine, at 5 PM the same day and was ordered to proceed by Portland & Kennebec Railroad to Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, at 8 PM on 14 May, 1861. The 2nd Maine Infantry arrived by the Atlantic & St Lawrence Railroad via Yarmouth Junction, Cumberland County, Maine, at 12 AM on 15 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Portland, Saco & Portsmouth Railroad to Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at 10.30 AM the same day. The regiment arrived by the Boston & Maine Railroad via South Berwick, York County, Maine, and Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, at 4.30 PM on 15 May, 1861.

Note: The 2nd Maine Infantry was stationed at Mechanic's and City Hall, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, in the morning on 15 May, 1861.

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, to New York City, New York County, 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, at 9.15 PM on 15 May, 1861, and proceeded by the steamer State of Maine to New York City, New York County, New York, at 1.30 AM on 16 May, 1861. The regiment arrived on North or Hudson River at Pier No.4, on West Street, New York City, New York County, New York, at 4 PM the same day.

Note: The 2nd Maine Infantry embarked on the steamer Coatzacoalcos on the North or Hudson River at Old Quarantine Grounds, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, in the afternoon on 16 May, 1861.

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

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

Willett's Point, Newtown, Queens County, to New York City, New York County, New York, 29 May, 1861: The 2nd Maine Infantry (800) was ordered to proceed by steamer on the East River to New York City, New York County, New York, at 2 PM on 29 May, 1861.

New York City, New York County, New York, to Washington, D. C., 29-31 May, 1861: The 2nd Maine Infantry was ordered to proceed by ferry on the North or Hudson River at Jersey City Ferry Terminal, on Courtlandt Sreet, New York City, New York County, New York, to Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, in the afternoon on 29 May, 1861, and proceeded by the New Jersey Railroad to Washington, D. C., at 6 PM the same day. The regiment arrived by the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad at President Street Station, on President Street, Baltimore City, Maryland, via Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 9.30 AM on 30 May, 1861, and 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, Bucksport, Hancock County, Maine, 9 June, 1863: 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: Lieutenant Colonel E D Keyes, Military Secretary to Brevet Lieutenant General & Major General W Scott, United States Army, was stationed at Washington, D. C., on 4 March, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, to New York City, New York County, New York, in the evening on 3 April, 1861. He was accompanied by Captain M C Meigs, United States Corps Engineers, and First Lieutenant D D Porter, United States Navy and arrived by the Camden & Amboy Railroad at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, via Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, in the morning on 4 April, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel E D Keyes was assigned to assist in the organisation of an expedition to relieve Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, between 6 and 9 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the steamer Baltic to Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, at 5.30 AM on 21 April, 1861 (See the 1st United States Artillery, Light Company G). Lieutenant Colonel E D Keyes was accompanied by the 12th New York State Militia Infantry, under the command of Colonel D Butterfield, and arrived at Fort Monroe, Old Comfort Point, Hampton, Virginia, at 10 PM on 22 April, 1861 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Washington). The steamer Baltic was ordered to Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, at 2 PM on 23 April, 1861, and arrived at Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, between 8 and 9 PM the same day. He was assigned to the staff of Governor E D Morgan at Albany, Albany County, New York, between 2 and 22 May, 1861, and 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. Colonel E D Keyes, 11th United States Infantry, was appointed 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.

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