History of the First Maine Cavalry, 1861-1865
Press of Emery & Hughes, 1887 - United States - 735 pages
Eight companies of the First D.C. Cavalry were recruited in Maine and later incorporated with the First Maine Cavalry.
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This is an excellent, and riveting account of the Civil War through the eyes of those who were there. My great grandfather was one who exoerienced a part of this, being taken prisoner at Sycamore Church. The personal account of one of his fellow prisoners is especially moving. Great insights.
I have wondered for years what my great-grandfather did in the War.
He served in the 1st Maine Cavalry, Company G from January, 1864 (enlisted at age 18) to March, 1865 when he was discharged. I knew that from his discharge certificate. What I didn't know was that he was discharged as a result of wounds suffered in the Battle of Dinwiddie Courthouse, Virginia.
This well written, extensively documented and detailed book answered that question. It described the battle to the extent that I could almost feel him being shot!
I recommend this book to other "Sons of The War of the Rebellion" whose ancestor served in the 1st Maine.
Tolford Raymond Young