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Surgical Set collection from 1860 to 1865 - Civilian and Military

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 Dr. Michael Echols  &  Dr. Doug Arbittier

 

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Civil War Era Surgical Sets, Surgeon's Images

Civil War Surgeon Education & Medical Textbooks

Established 1995    .     Dr. Michael Echols Collection

 

As seen in:  Warman's Civil War Collectibles, Antique Week, Northeast Antiques, Antiques & Collecting publications, and various TV programs

Twenty-Sixth Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry

(The following are the personal edited research notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or may not be completely documented)

Information related to medical text-book in this collection: Hospital Steward's Manual, (1862) by Joseph Janvier Woodward, M.D., Asst. Surgeon U.S.A., U. S. Army Hospital Department Issue, owned by: Assistant-Surgeon B. Williams:  The inside cover is written on and signed by steward Ben. Williams while at the battle of Port Hudson, La.

Organized at Bangor and mustered in for nine months' service October 11, 1862.

Left State for Washington, D.C., October 26.

Duty in the defenses of that city until November 16.

Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., 16, thence sailed for New Orleans, La., December 2.

Attached to Grover's Division, Dept., of the Gulf, to January, 1863.

3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to July, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty at Camp Chalmette, La., until January 8, 1863. Occupation of Baton Rouge, La., December 17, 1862 (part of Regiment). Rest of Regiment moved to Baton Rouge January 8, 1863, and duty there until March 13. Operations against Port Hudson March 13-20. Moved to Donaldsonville March 28, thence to Thibodeauxville and Brashear City. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Bayou Teche Campaign April 11-20. Irish Bend April 14. Bayou Vermillion April 17. Conduct train from Alexandria to Brashear City, a march of 300 miles, May 21-26. Moved to Algiers May 27, thence to Port Hudson May 29. Siege of Port Hudson May 30-July 8. Assault on Port Hudson June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 8. Ordered home July 25 and mustered out August 17, 1863, expiration of term.

Regiment lost during service 34 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 130 Enlisted men by disease. Total 165.

26th Regiment of Maine Volunteer Infantry: Organized at Bangor and mustered in for nine months' service October 11, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 26. Duty in the defences of that city until November 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., 16, then sailed for New Orleans, La., December 2. Attached to Grover's Division, Dept, of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to July, 1863. SERVICE.--Duty at Camp Chalmette, La., until January 8, 1863. Occupation of Baton Rouge, La., December 17, 1862 (part of Regiment). Rest of Regiment moved to Baton Rouge January 8, 1863, and duty there until March 13. Operations against Port Hudson March 13-20. Moved to Donaldsonville March 28, then to Thibodeauxville and Brashear City. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Bayou Teche Campaign April 11-20. Irish Bend April 14. Bayou Vermillion April 17. Conduct train from Alexandria to Brashear City, a march of 300 miles, May 21-26. Moved to Algiers May 27, then to Port Hudson May 29. Siege of Port Hudson May 30-July 8. Assault on Port Hudson June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 8. Ordered home July 25 and mustered out August 17, 1863, expiration of term. Regiment lost during service 34 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 130 Enlisted men by disease. Total 165. . Organized at Bangor and mustered in for nine months' service October 11, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 26. Duty in the defences of that city until November 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., 16, then sailed for New Orleans, La., December 2. Attached to Grover's Division, Dept, of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf, to July, 1863.

SERVICE--Duty at Camp Chalmette, La., until January 8, 1863. Occupation of Baton Rouge, La., December 17, 1862 (part of Regiment). Rest of Regiment moved to Baton Rouge January 8, 1863, and duty there until March 13. Operations against Port Hudson March 13-20. Moved to Donaldsonville March 28, then to Thibodeauxville and Brashear City. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Bayou Teche Campaign April 11-20. Irish Bend April 14. Bayou Vermillion April 17. Conduct train from Alexandria to Brashear City, a march of 300 miles, May 21-26. Moved to Algiers May 27, then to Port Hudson May 29. Siege of Port Hudson May 30-July 8. Assault on Port Hudson June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 8. Ordered home July 25 and mustered out August 17, 1863, expiration of term.

May 21-July 8, 1863.--Siege of Port Hudson, La.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
 

May

21, 1863.

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Action at Plains Store.

 

23, 1863.

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Skirmishes on the Springfield and Plains Store roads.

 

25, 1863.

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Capture of the Confederate steamers Starlight and Red Chief.

     

Skirmish at Thompson's Creek.

 

27, 1863.

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First assault.

June

3-8, 1863.

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Expedition to Clinton.

 

11, 1863.

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Capture of Confederate outposts.

 

14, 1863.

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Second assault.

 

16, 1863.

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Raid on the Union lines.

 

26, 1863.

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Capture of Union outposts.

July

2, 1863.

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Affair at Springfield Landing.

 

8, 1863.

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Surrender of Port Hudson.

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