1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
|1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry Regiment|
|Active||October 31, 1861 – August 1, 1865|
Organized in Augusta, Maine, on October 31, 1861, for three years. The original members were mustered out on November 25, 1864, when their service was up, but later recruits, along with members of the 1st District of Columbia Cavalry and those who chose to reenlist, were retained in the regiment until its mustering out at Petersburg, Virginia, on August 1, 1865.
List of Battles
- Cedar Mountain
- 2nd Bull Run
- South Mountain
- Rappahannock Station
- Brandy Station
- Sulphur Springs
- Mine Run
- Fortification of Richmond
- Old Church
- Todd's Tavern
- Ground Squirrel Bridge (called Church in )
- Hawe's Shop
- Cold Harbor
- Trevillian Station
- St Mary's Church
- Deep Bottom
- Ream's Station
- Wyatt's Farm
- Boydton Road
Monuments and memorials
During the 1880s, planning was undertaken to erect a monument on the Gettysburg National Battlefield which would honor the 1863 service of the 1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry at Gettysburg. That monument was subsequently dedicated in a formal ceremony held at the battlefield on October 3, 1889.
- Edward P. Tobie, U.S. Medal of Honor winner
- Charles H. Smith, U.S. Medal of Honor winner
- Sidney W. Thaxter, U.S. Medal of Honor winner
- State of Maine, Report of the Adjutant General for the Years 1864 and 1865, Vol.I, p. 8.
- State of Maine, Report of the Adjutant General, 1864-1865, Vol.I, pg 1051
- Maine at Gettysburg: Report of Maine Commissioners Prepared by the Executive Committee, pp. 431-516. Portland, Maine: The Lakeside Press, 1898.
- Tobie, Edward P. History of the First Maine Cavalry 1861-1865
- 1st Maine Cavalry Living History Organization
- 1st Maine Cavalry Regimental Standard reproduced by Steven Hill.
- History of the 1st Maine Cavalry at Google Books (downloadable for free)