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Maine Civil War Sesquicentennial

Maine Civil War Books for Download

General Books

Maine in the War for theUnion (11 mb)

Maine At Gettysburg (10 mb)

In 1898, the Maine Adjutant General published this comprehensive volume produced by veterans with the name of each Maine soldier who fought at Gettysburg, a description of each Maine unit's actions, and a list of casualties for each. Each chapter includes maps and photographs of the unit's monument with text of the inscriptions on it.


Dedication of the Soldiers Monument at Gorham, Me. (1 mb)

Services at the Laying of the Cornerstone of the Memorial Hall at Colby College (1 mb)

Report of the Maine Commissioners: Monument at Salisbury, N.C. Prison Camp (5 mb)

Report of the Maine Andersonville Monument Commissioners (1 mb)

Cities and Town

A Military History of Waterville, Maine (1 mb)
Includes a history of the GAR post and the Soldiers' Monument Association


General Oliver Otis Howard

The Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard (7 mb) Oliver Otis Howard (1830-1909) A Union general in the American Civil War from Leeds, Maine (Bowdoin College 1850, West Point 1854). Began the war as commander of Maine troops and rose to the rank of Major General. Recieved the Congressional Medal of Honor. After the war, he commanded troops in the West, conducting a famous campaign against the Nez Perce tribe. He founded of Howard University, and Lincoln Memorial University, and was the only person ever to head the U.S. Freedmens Bureau.

Governor Abner Coburn

The Life of Abner Coburn (3 mb) Governor of Maine duing the Civil War, he served in the year 1863.

William Pitt Fessenden - U.S. Senator

The Life and Public Services of William Pitt Fessenden, Volume 1 (5.5 mb)

The Life and Public Services of William Pitt Fessenden, Volume 2 (27 mb)

Infantry Regiments

1st, 10th, 29th - History of the First, Tenth and Twenty-Ninth Maine Regiments (12 mb)

3rd Maine - The Sword of Honor by H.A. Johnson (1.2 mb)

5th Maine - History of the Fifth Regiment Maine Volunteers (16 mb)

6th Maine - Campaigning With the Sixth Maine

11th Maine- The Story of One Regiment: The Eleventh Maine Infantry Volunteers (16 mb)

15th Maine - The Story of the Maine Fifteenth (5 mb)

16th Maine - The Sixteenth Maine Regiment in the War (5 mb)

17th Maine - The Campaigns of the Seventeenth Maine

19th Maine - History of the Nineteenth Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry 1862-65 (6.5 mb)

20th Maine - Army Life: A Private's Reminiscences of the Civil War by Pvt. Theodore Gerrish (4 mb)

Reunions of the 20th Maine Maine Regiment (.5 mb)

21st Maine - Historic Record and Complete Biographical Roster, 21st Maine Vols. (15 mb)

23rd Maine - My Recollections of the War of the Rebellion by William Berry Lapham (8 mb)

A Memorial of Alfred B. Soule, Late Major of the 23rd Maine (2 mb)

32nd Maine - The Thirty-Second Maine Regiment (28 mb)

Artillery Batteries

4th Maine - History of the Fourth Maine Battery (2 mb)

5th Maine - Letters to Members fo the Fifth Maine Battery Association (1 mb)

7th Maine - History of the Seventh Maine Light Battery (3 mb)

Cavalry Regiments

1st Maine - History of the First Maine Cavalry (46 mb)

First Maine Bugle - A Magazine published by the 1st Maine Cavalry Reunion Association