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 Pvt. George Henry Graffam – 30th Maine Infantry

Unit Organized at Augusta and mustered in January 8, 1864. Left State for New Orleans, La., January 31, 1864, arriving February 16. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864; and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to December, 1864. Garrison of Winchester, Va., Army of the Shenandoah, to April, 1865. Dept. of Washington to June, 1865. District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty at Algiers, La., February 16-18, 1864. Moved to Franklin February 18, and duty there till March 15. Red River Campaign March 15-May 22. Advance to Alexandria March 15-26, and to Natchitoches March 29-April 2. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Pleasant Hill April 9. Cane River Crossing April 23. Construction of dam at Alexandria April 30-May 10. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. At Morganza till July 2. Moved to New Orleans, thence to
Fortress Monroe and Bermuda Hundred, Va., July 2-18. Duty at Deep Bottom till July 31. Moved to Washington, D. C., thence to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va. Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. On detached duty, guarding trains, stores, etc., till October 26. Bunker Hill October 25. Duty near Middletown till November, and at Newtown till January, 1865. At Winchester and
Stevenson’s Depot till April, 1865. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 20, and duty there till June 30. Provost guard during Grand Review May 23-24. Moved to Savannah, Ga., June 30-July 7, and duty there till August. Mustered out August 20, 1865.

labeled on the interior "John D. McCarthy Drums...Lewiston Maine".

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 31 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 254 Enlisted men by disease. Total 290.

 

 

 

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