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Maine Coast Guards Artillery
in the Civil War

Regimental History
Coast Guards Artillery. — This organization, composed of three companies (A, B and C), commenced to organize in July, 1861, to serve for three years as garrison artillery in the state. This was the more necessary as most of the efficient, active militia of the state had already been absorbed into the U. S. service and left the state. The above companies were stationed as follows : Co. A, Capt. Ira Andrews, at Fort McCIary, Kittery, relieving Capt. M. F. Wentworth's company of artillery, which had been doing duty since April 30, 1861 ; Co. B, Capt. James Staples, Fort Scammel, Portland harbor; Co. C, composed of a detachment of 40 men under Lieut. George W. Sabine, at Fort Sullivan, Eastport. They occupied these several stations until Sept. 13, 1862, when they were mustered out of service in accordance with orders from the war department.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 1

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