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and, also, in any regiment of the army — occurred in the First Maine Heavy Artillery, of Birney's Division, Second Corps.
During its term of service it lost 23 officers and 400 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded in battle.
This regiment is remarkable, also, for its large percentage of loss; for the large number of officers killed; and, for having sustained in a certain engagement the greatest loss of any regiment in any one battle.
The First Maine H. A. did not take the field until May, 1864, having served the two previous years in the fortifications of Washington.
Its fighting and all its losses occurred within a period of ten months.
The next greatest loss in the heavy artillery is found in the Eighth New York, of Gibbon's Division, Second Corps, in which regiment 19 officers and 342 enlisted men were killed or died of wounds during their three years term of service.
Like the First Maine, it did not go to the front nor see any fighting until the last year of its service