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Memorial to Members of the Thirteenth Regiment,

Maine Volunteer Infantry

Who Died While Serving at Ship Island, Mississippi - March 1862 - February 1863.

Ship Island took quite a toll on the Thirteenth. 37 men of the 13th died on Ship Island. Lufkin, in his history of the 13th, lists 159 men dying of disease during the regiment's 36-month service. Most of regiment spent only four months on the Island with Cos. D & F remaining an additional seven months. Since there were no combat casualties on the Island, the Ship Island deaths must be attributed to other causes, most probably disease. Therefore a disproportionate number of deaths due to disease occurred on the Island. Lufkin, in Chapter III of his history, provides considerable details on the miserable conditions on the island. Most of the deaths occurred in June and July just as the summer heat and humidity set in and just before the bulk of the regiment left the island.


Those Who Died At Ship Island, Mississippi, March 1862 - February 1863

Name

Rank

Company

Hometown

Date of Death

Theodore Turner

Private

E

No. 6 Plantation

March 29, 1862

Randolph T. Jordan

Private

K

Biddeford

April 7, 1862

Henry E. Durell

Private

K

Paris

April 26, 1862

Thomas H. Osgood

Private

H

Bethel

May 7, 1862¹

Alonzo Tuttle

Private

A

Athens

May 20, 1862¹

Alonzo Barrett

Private

E

Weld

May 27, 1862¹

William Aderton

Private

A

Canaan

June 1, 1862

Wallace Wyman

Private

B

Kingsbury

June 1, 1862²

Jacob P. Chapman

Private

D

Dead River Plantation

June 2, 1862²

Alfred Fly

Private

G

Hiram

June 2, 1862¹

William E. Millet

Private

K

Hebron

June 2, 1862¹

John T. Luce

Private

E

Industry

June 8, 1862²

Samuel Thompson

Private

D

Madison

June 8, 1862

Ira Pugsley

Private

G

Hiram

June 10, 1862¹

Carlostin J. Bean

Corporal

C

Harmony

June 16, 1862

David C. Kennesaw

Private

H

Bethel

June 18, 1862

Caleb S. Hooper

Private

K

Biddeford

June 19, 1862¹

Cuvier G. Hardin

Private

H

Bethel

June 22, 1862

Albion Cross

Private

E

Portland

June 25, 1862¹

Joseph Fernald

Private

A

Winterport

June 25, 1862¹

Charles Prentice

Private

C

Troy

June 25, 1862¹

Edwin I. Wilder

Private

I

Machias

June 25, 1862

James L. Berry

Private

C

Pittsfield

June 26, 1862

Sewall L. Cates

Private

H

Berlin Falls, NH

June 27, 1862

Albert H. Woodman

Private

G

Hiram

June 27, 1863¹

Charles V. Wright

Private

H

Newry

June 27, 1862

Oscar C. Small

Private

I

Cherryfield

June 30, 1862¹

Orlando Hooper

Private

K

Biddeford

July 2, 1862¹

Lewis T. Allen

Private

I

Centerville

July 12, 1862

Paris Parker

Private

F

Bucksport

July 12, 1862¹

Charles M. Knight

Private

D

Skowhegan

July 17, 1862

Marshall H. Quimby

Corporal

E

Westbrook

July 18, 1862

Orrin C. Dinsmore

Private

I

Lubec

July 19, 1862

William F. Bird

Private

F

Auburn

August 20, 1862¹

Adoniram J. Billings

Corporal

F

Brooksville

August 23, 1862¹

Sanford Crowell

Corporal

D

Smithfield

September 1, 1862

Reuben Gray

Private

D

Starks

November 30, 1862

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Notes:

1. Confirmed buried in Chalmette National Cemetary.

2. Possibly buried in Chalmette National Cemetary


Links:

Companies D and F, 13th Maine Page

Thirteenth Maine Homepage

Maine State Archives Civil War Page

Fort Massachusetts (on Ship Island)

Gulf Islands National Seashore (includes Ship Island)

US Army Military History Institute Bibliography

MISSME: The Mississippi-Maine Link


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