History of the First - Tenth - Twenty-ninth Maine Regiment: In Service of the United States from May 3, 1861, to June 21, 1866

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S. Berry, 1871 - Maine - 709 pages
Recruited as the 1st Maine infantry in the spring of 1861; reorganized as the 10th infantry, Oct. 1861 for two and three-year terms. "The two-years men were mustered out ... May ... 1863 and the remaining men consolidated into a battalion (10th) ... transferred to the 29th Maine vols. Nov. 1, '63"--Official army register of volunteers. v. 1, p. 29. Not actually consolidated til May 1864.

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