Twenty-Third Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry

Acton men who served in the 23rd Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry:

Frank G. Parsons, Co. H

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

Organized at Portland and mustered in for nine months' service September 29, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 18. Attached to Grover's Brigade, Defenses of Washington, to February, 1863. Jewett's Brigade, 22nd Corps, to June, 1863. Slough's Brigade, Defenses of Alexandria, 22nd Corps, to July, 1863.

SERVICE.--Camp at East Capital Hill until October 25, 1862. Moved to Seneca, Md., October 25, and guard duty along the Potomac River until April 19, 1863. Stationed at Edwards Ferry December, 1862, to April, 1863. Moved to Poolesville April 19, thence to Washington May 5, and to Alexandria May 24. Moved to Poolesville, Md., June 17, thence to Harper's Ferry, W. Va, Mustered out July 15, 1863, expiration of term.

Regiment lost during service 56 Enlisted men by disease.

See also:

Chislon, pseud. Nichols. Major Soule; a Memorial of Alfred B. Soule, Late Major of the Twenty-Third Regiment, Maine Volunteers. Salem: Geo.W.Pease & Co., 1866.

Lapham, William B. My Recollections of the War of the Rebellion. Augusta, Maine: Burleigh & Flynt Printers, 1892.

United States National Archives and Records Service.  Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations - MAINE Nineteenth Infantry through Thirty-second Infantry Coast Guard Infantry Capt. Cobb, Jr.'s Co., State Guards, Militia (60 Days, 1864) State Guards, Militia (60 Days, 1864) Seventh Unassigned Infantry Ninth Unassigned Infantry Nineteenth Unassigned Volunteer Infantry Twenty-Ninth Unassigned Infantry Thirtieth Unassigned Infantry.