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3rd Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Flag of Maine
Active June 4, 1861 to June 28, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements First Battle of Bull Run
Peninsula Campaign
Battle of 2nd Bull Run
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Cold Harbor

The 3rd Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment was mustered in at Augusta, Maine for three year's service on June 4, 1861 and were mustered out on June 28, 1864. Veterans who had re-enlisted and those recruits still liable to serve were transferred to 17th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment.


Colonel Moses B. Lakeman

Casualties and total strength[]

The 3rd Maine enrolled 1,586 men during its existence. It lost 10 officers and 124 enlisted men killed in action or died of wounds received in battle and an additional 1 officer and 148 enlisted men died of disease.[1] 33 men died in Confederate prisons. Total fatalities for the regiment were 316.[2]

See also[]

Maine Units in the Civil War


  1. Civil War Archive Website, after Dyer
  2. State of Maine Civil War Records Website

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