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25th Maine Regiment Infantry
in the Civil War

Regimental History
Twenty-fifth Infantry. — Col., Francis Fessenden ; Lieut.-Col., Charles E. Shaw; Maj., Alexander M. Tolman. This regiment was mustered into the U. S. service at Portland, Sept. 29, 1862, to serve for nine months. It comprised 993 men, and left for Washington on Oct. 13, arriving in that city on the 18th. It was assigned to the 3d brigade, Casey's division, Reserve army corps, for the defense of the national capital, and remained encamped on Arlington Heights, on the north side of Columbia turnpike, in front of the line of defenses from Oct. 26, 1862, to March 24, 1863, continually engaged in guarding "Long Bridge" and constructing fortifications. On March 24, 1863, it was ordered to Chantilly, Va., on the Little River turnpike, and remained on picket duty in that vicinity until June 26, when it was ordered back to Arlington Heights. On June 30, it started for Maine and arrived July 3 at Portland, where the men were mustered out of the U. S. service July 10. During its term of service the regiment participated in no engagements, but faithfully performed every duty assigned it. The losses were 25 men who died of disease; 5 officers and 27 men discharged ; 13 deserted, and 9 were transferred.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 1

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