Thanks for the Tobie reference on Google books--enormously helpful. Now I'm looking for another piece of info. Do you know where, geographically, the wounded from the1st Maine were assigned when they were dismounted? I'm looking at a military record where an ancestor has been released to the Dismounted Bat. (Battery? Batttalion?) and then there is further reference to a Dismounted Camp.
The Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac kept a Dismounted Camp for their folks without mounts. It moved around some, so it would depend on when the ancestor was there. Just before the Gettysburg campaign it was in northern Virginia (exact location I'll have to look up this weekend, but I'm pretty sure it was Dumfries). During the Petersburg campaign, it was at Lighthouse Point, Virginia, east of Richmond not far from Hopewell.
Post by winchester1886 on Jan 14, 2009 10:00:39 GMT -5
Wasn't the 1st Main issued Henry's for a while?
"Many of us volunteered to fight for the Union. Some came mainly because we were bored at home and this looked like it might be fun. Some came because we were ashamed not to. Many came because it was the right thing to do." Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 20th Maine Infantry at Gettysburg.
Post by AndyGerman on Jan 14, 2009 18:53:10 GMT -5
The 1st District of Columbia Cavalry had 8 companies raised in Maine early in 1864, and 7 of them were transferred to the 1st Maine in August 1864. They had been armed with Henrys and brought them with them when they came to the 1st Maine. The rest of the unit still had Sharps, though Spencers may have been issued to them before the end of the war.
Post by rickchattick01 on Feb 19, 2010 9:27:15 GMT -5
Hello Fellas', My name is Rick Chattick, and I was a dairy farmer in Whitefield, Me. for many years. I presently live in Great Falls, Montana. My distant grandfather and his brother were both members of the 1st Me. Cav. Co. A. (as well as grandfathers in several Me. Inf. regiments)I have photos, and my grandfather's original discharge papers. I am interested in obtaining more info on your present regiment. I was unable to access the e-mail addresses on the 1st Me. website. Maybe you can help me out.