Maine Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862-1865

The latest collection of Maine Civil War records at FamilySearch features indexed images of enlistment papers, acquired from the Maine State Archives. Not every enlistee is included, but many thousands are.

From the Library of Congress website comes this portrait of Private George Henry Graffam, Company B, 30th Maine Infantry, age eighteen. George's enlistment papers reveal that he enlisted at eighteen, on Oct. 2, 1863, and served on the quota of Portland. He had blue eyes, light hair and complexion, and stood five feet three inches tall. He was born in Newport, but resided in St. Albans. George died in 1930, and was buried in the G.A. R. cemetery in Lewiston, his stone erected upon the application of his widow three years later.

With these enlistment records added to the company rolls and returns, descriptive lists, pension applications and other records already online, there has never been a better time to research Maine's Civil War soldiers.

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Comment by Michelle Tucci on December 6, 2016 at 9:39pm

Fantastic! I found two of my three veterans. 

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