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in the Civil War
|First Infantry Battalion. This organization was composed of the
21st, 24th, 25th and 26th companies of unassigned infantry and was mustered into the U. S.
service at Augusta, in Feb. and March, 1865, to serve for one year. It was designed for
the 15th Me. infantry, but was organized as the 1st battalion on May 25, 1865, as there
was no vacancy in the 15th. The companies were lettered A, B, C and D, and were assigned
to the 2nd brigade, Dwight's division, then in the Shenandoah valley, and subsequently
moved to Washington, where it remained until June 1. From there it moved to Savannah, Ga.,
and on July 6 was ordered to South Carolina, where it did duty at various places until
April 5, 1866, when it was mustered out at Charleston, S. C.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 1