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Special Collections: Guide to the James B. Vickery Civil War Collection

Summary Information:

Collection Title: James B. Vickery Civil War Collection
Collection Number: MS 603
Dates of Collection:  1861-1865
Box Numbers:  Box 865
Quantity:  1 ft

Administrative Information:

Provenance:  Gift of James Vickery, 197(?).
Access Restrictions: No restrictions
Preferred Citation: Vickery (James B.) Civil War Collection, MS 603, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine
Copyright: Contact department for copyright information
For Additional Information:

Special Collections Department
University of Maine
5729 Fogler Library
Orono, Maine 04469-5729
(207) 581 1686

Historical Information:

Company E of the 6th Maine volunteer Infantry was raised in April of 1861 at the State Arsenal at Bangor.  they were mustered in at Portland on 15 July 1861.  By the end of July, they were in Virginia and assigned to Hancock's 6th Corps.  The Sixth participated in the following battles; Lee's Mills, Williamsburg, Garnett's Farm, Crampton's Pass, Antietam, Fredricksburg, Salem Heights, Gettysburg (Reserve), Rappahannock Station (Co. E took casualties, records in collection), Locust Grove, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg.  The term of service of the regiment expired on 15 July 1864.  They arrived in Portland on 22 July and were mustered out on 15 August 1864. 

Company A 2nd Maine Veteran Volunteer Cavalry was raised in Augusta in October and November of 1863.  They were mustered in on 2 January 1864.  the regiment was assigned to the Department of the Gulf.  They served first in New Orleans, then in the vicinity of Pensacola, Florida at Fort Barrancas and the Navy Yard. The regiment participated in raids to Marianna, and the engagement at Milton, FL.  They took part in the Mobile, AL campaign participating in the battle of Evergreen, AL.  The regiment ended the war at the Spanish fort near Blakely, FL. They were part of 16 corps.  Immediately following the end of hostilities the 2nd were part of the occupation forces in Florida.  The regiment was mustered out on 6 Dec. 1865, and discharged at Augusta on 21 Dec 1865.

Contents:  

Official records from the 6th Maine Volunteer Infantry (Company E) and the 2nd Maine Cavalry (Company A).  Collection includes muster rolls, orders, quartermaster returns and casualty reports.

Arrangement: 

Arranged alphabetically.

Finding Aid:

 

Box 865

 

Folder 1  Code for use of Maine G.A.R.
Folder 2 Maine Cavalry. 2nd Regiment. Co. A. Monthly returns of quartermaster's stores.
Folder 3 Maine Cavalry. 2nd Regiment. Co. A. Muster rolls.
Folder 4  Maine Cavalry. 2nd Regiment. Co. A. Returns. 1864-1865.
Folder 5 Maine Cavalry. 2nd Regiment. Co. A. Special order no. 46.
Folder 6 Maine Cavalry. 2nd Regiment. Co. A. Stores and equipage correspondence.
Folder 7 Maine Cavalry. 2nd Regiment. Co. A. Volunteer descriptive lists...
Folder 8  Maine Infantry. Sixth Regiment, Co. E. Authorization for deduction from pay of Capt. Allen.
Folder 9 Maine Infantry. Sixth Regiment, Co. E. Hospital reports.
Folder 10 Maine Infantry. Sixth Regiment, Co. E. Muster rolls. 1862-1864.
Folder 11 Maine Infantry. Sixth Regiment, Co. E. No. of men present to be discharged in Co. E. 6th Me. vols.
Folder 12 Maine Infantry. Sixth Regiment, Co. E. Quarterly return of deceased soldiers. 1862-1863.
Folder 13  Maine Infantry. Sixth Regiment, Co. E. Returns. 1862-1864.
Folder 14  Maine Infantry. Sixth Regiment, Co. E. Returns of ordnance and ordnance stores; inventories.
Folder 15  Maine Infantry. Sixth Regiment, Co. E. Special order no. 56.
Folder 16 Maine Infantry. Sixth Regiment, Co. E. Stores and equipage correspondence.
Folder 17 Maine Infantry. Sixth Regiment, Co. E. Temperance pledge.
Folder 18 Maine Infantry. Sixth Regiment, Co. E. Volunteer descriptive lists.
Folder 19  Mansur, Warren court cases.
Folio Maine Infantry. Sixth Regiment, Co. E. Descriptive book.


Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at spc@umit.maine.edu or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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