Second Regiment Maine Volunteer Cavalry

Acton men who served in the Second Regiment Maine Volunteer Cavalry:

James F. Mears, Co. B

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

Organized at Augusta November 30, 1863, to January 2, 1864. Left State for Dept. of the Gulf April, 1864. Attached to District of La Fourche, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864. Pensacola, Fla., District of West Florida, Dept. Gulf, to October, 1864. 2nd Brigade, District of West Florida, Dept. Gulf, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Lucas' Cavalry Division, Steele's Command, Military Division of West Mississippi, to April, 1865. District of Florida to December, 1865.

SERVICE--Duty in the Defenses of New Orleans, La., replace May 26, 1864. Moved to Thibodeaux, La., May 26. Duty there and scout and picket duty in the District of La Fourche by detachments replace July 27. (COs, "A," "D" and "G" detached and moved to Alexandria, La., April 16-21. Red River Campaign April 21-May 22. Duty at Alexandria, La., replace May 13. Retreat to Morganza May 13-22, Marksville or Avoyelle's Prairie May 15. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18. Rejoined Regiment at Thibodeaux June 1.) Moved to Algiers, thence to Pensacola, Fla., July 27-August 11, and duty there replace March, 1865. Milton, Fla., August 25, 1864. Expedition from Barrancas to Marianna September 18-October 4. Euche Anna C. H. September 23. Marianna September 27. Expedition up Blackwater Bay October 25-28. Milton October 26. Expedition from Barrancas to Pine Barren Creek November 16-17. Pine Barren Creek November 17. Expedition to Pollard, Ala., December 13-19. Bluff Springs and Pollard December 15. Escanabia Bridge December 15-16. Pine Barren Ford December 17-18. (A detachment at Pascagoula, Miss., December, 1864, to February 6, 1865.) Expedition from Barrancas to Milton February 22-25, 1865. Milton February 23. Steele's march to Mobile, Ala., March 18-31. (Dismounted men remain at Barrancas, Fla.) Near Evergreen March 24. Muddy Creek, Ala., March 26. Near Blakely April 1. Siege of Fort Blakely April 1-9. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12, March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty in Alabama with 16th Corps replace August, and in Western and Middle Florida by detachments to December. Mustered out December 6 and discharged at Augusta, Me., December 21, 1865.

Death losses during service: Two Officers and 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded; 334 Enlisted men died of disease. Total 344.

See also:

United States National Archives and Records Service. Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations - MAINE First Cavalry Second Cavalry First Heavy Artillery First Battalion, Light Artillery Garrison Artillery First Battalion, Sharp Shooters, Infantry First Regiment, Veteran Volunteers, Infantry First Battalion, Infantry First Infantry (3 Months, l86l) through Third Infantry.