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in the Civil War
|Eighteenth Infantry, Col., Daniel Chaplin; Lieut.-Col., Thomas H.
Talbot; Maj., Charles Hamlin. The regiment was raised chiefly in the Penobscot valley, and
was mustered into the U. S. service at Bangor, Aug. 21, 1862, to serve for three years. It
left the state on Aug. 24 for Washington, where, after doing duty in the defenses of the
capital on the Virginia side for nearly five months, the organization was changed to heavy
artillery by order of the war department of Dec. 19, 1862, and was numbered the 1st
regiment heavy artillery, Maine volunteers.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 1