Eleventh Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry

Acton men who served in the 11th Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry:

Edward Willis, Co. B

Regimental history from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer:

Organized at Augusta and mustered in November 12, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., November 13. Attached to Davis' Provisional Brigade, Army Potomac, to January, 1862. 1st Brigade, Casey's Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Corps, to December, 1862. Naglee's Brigade, Dept. North Carolina, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Corps, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Corps, Port Royal, S.C., Dept. South, to April, 1863. District of Beaufort, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. South, to June, 1863. Fernandina, Fla., Dept. of the South, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. South, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, to July, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Virginia, to February, 1866.

SERVICE--Duty in the defenses of Washington, D. C., until March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Moved to Newport News March 28. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Operations about Bottom's Bridge May 20-23. Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Guard Bottom's Bridge June 13-26. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Destruction of railroad bridge over Chickahominy June 27. Bottom's Bridge June 28-29. White Oak Swamp June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 15. Moved to Yorktown August 16-22, and duty there until December 26. Expedition to Matthews County December 11-15. Moved to Morehead City, N. C., December 26-January 1, 1863, thence to Port Royal, S.C., January 28-31. To St. Helena Island February 10, and duty there until April 4. Expedition against Charleston April 4-12. At Beaufort, S.C., until June, Moved to Fernandina, Fla., June 4-6, and duty there until October 6. (A detachment acting as Artillery on Morris Island, S.C., during siege of Fort Wagner, and operations against Charleston, July to October, 1863.) Regiment moved to Morris Island October 6 and siege operations against Charleston until April, 1864, then ordered to Gloucester Point, Va. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-June 15. Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Port Walthal May 6-7. Ware Bottom Church May 9. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 17-June 20. Action at Bermuda Hundred June 2 and 14. Port Walthal, Bermuda Front, June 16-17. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Deep Bottom June 20 and 25. Grover House, Deep Bottom, July 21. New Market Heights, Deep Bottom, July 27-28. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. In trenches before Petersburg August 27-September 26. New Market Heights September 28-29. Chaffin's Farm September 29-30. Darbytown and New Market Roads October 7. Darbytown Road October 13. Fair Oaks October 27-28. Chaffin's and Johnson's Farms October 29. Non-Veterans left front for muster out November 7. Duty on north side of James River before Richmond until March 27, 1865. (Detached for duty at New York City during election of 1864, November 5-17, 1864.) Moved to Hatcher's Run March 27-29. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault and capture of Forts Gregg and Baldwin and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee to Appomattox April 3-9. Rice's Station April 6. High Bridge April 7. Clover Hill, Appomattox C. H., April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty at Richmond, Va., April 24 to November 24, and at Fredericksburg, Va., until January 19, 1866. Mustered out at City Point, Va., February 2, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 115 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 233 Enlisted men by disease. Total 259.