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1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment
... The 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment was a regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War ... The regiment was mustered in Bangor, Maine, in 1862 as the 18th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment and consisted mostly of men and officers from the Penobscot River Valley (the area around Bangor and ... The regiment's name was changed in 1863 to the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment, and it served in the defenses of Washington, D.C ...

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