20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment History

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20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment History

Organized at Portland and mustered in August 29, 1862; Left State for Alexandria, Va., September 3; Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to October 1862; 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to July 1865.
 
SERVICE: Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17, 1862; Shepherdstown, September 19; Advance to Falmouth, Va., October-November; Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15; Expedition to Richards and Ellis Fords, December 20-30; "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863; Chancellorsville Campaign, April 27-May 6; Battle of Chancellorsville, May 1-5; Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign, June 12-July 24; Aldie, June 17; Upperville, June 21; Middleburg, June 24; Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3; Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24; Bristoe Campaign, October 9-22; Advance to line of the Rappahannock, November 7-8; Rappahannock Station, November 7; Mine Run Campaign, November 26-December 2; Campaign from the Rapidan to the James, May 34-June 15, 1864; Battles of the Wilderness, May 5-7; Laurel Hill, May 8; Spotsylvania, May 8-12; Spotsylvania Court House, May 12-21; North Anna River, May 23-26; Jericho Mills, May 23; Line of the Pamunkey, May 26-28; Totopotomoy, May 28-31; Cold Harbor, June 1-3; Bethesda Church, June 1-3; Siege of Petersburg, June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865; Weldon Railroad, June 21-23, 1864; Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Held in Reserve); Six Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 18-21; Poplar Springs Church, Peeble's Farm, September 29-October 2; Hatcher's Run, October 27-28; Warren's Hicksford Raid, December 7-11; Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865; Appomattox Campaign, March 28-April 9; White Oak Road, March 29; Quaker Road, March 30; Boydton Road, March 30-31; Five Forks, April 1; Amelia Court House, April 5; High Bridge, April 6; Appomattox Court House, April 9; March to Washington, D.C., May 2-12; Grand Review, May 23; Mustered out - Old members, June 4; Regiment, July 16, 1865.
 
Regiment lost during service: 9 Officers and 138 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 1 Officer and 145 Enlisted men by disease. Total 293.

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