Welcome to the 13th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment web page.
The 13th Maine survived a hurricane along the Atlantic coast, served on Ship Island in the Gulf of Mexico, manned the forts guarding entry to the Mississippi, invaded Texas at Brownville and along the coast, fought in the Red River Campaign in Louisiana, guarded Washington DC, and patrolled trains along the Shenandoah Valley south of Harpers Ferry.
Learn about the men, organization and history of the 13th Maine using the appropriate navigation bars in the upper left section of these pages
You can download a copy of Edwin B. Lufkin's 1898 book the “History of the 13th Maine Regiment, From its organization in 1861 to its mustering out in 1865", including a complete roster of all companies. It was written and published in 1898 by an enlisted soldier, Pvt. Edwin B. Lufkin, Co. E, of Weld, Maine. Select the PDF Version or the MS Word Version.
Select the menu "Organization of the 13th" to learn how the regiment was recruited and organized.
Select the menu "Men of the 13th" to learn about the various roles of the soldiers and to learn about many individual soldiers including photos and short biographical sketches. That section also describes who the men were before the war, what happened to them during the war and their lives after the war.
There are a number of other books recommended to the reader desiring to learn more about the background and experiences of the men of the 13th Maine Infantry Regiment. See the "Suggested Reading" page on this site.
After hosting this web page for several years and communicating with so many people interested in this regiment, I decided to write a new history about the men of this regiment. However, this project has evolved into something much more extensive than a book. This project is described in the "New History Project" page.
I have received copies of many pictures, letters, diaries, genealogies, etc., from many visitors to this web site. I welcome any additional information, pictures, documents, etc., other researchers have about these regiments and individuals who served in them which I will make available to other researchers with permission.
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