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in the Civil War
|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