To the following volunteers of the 27th Maine who died while in the service of their country, I would like to say 'thank you'. You made the ultimate sacrifice during the fight to preserve the Union. For some, your final resting places have been lost to time, but you have not been forgotten.
Died 10/08/62 at Portland from disease. Buried in Portland (cemetery unknown).
John W Earl (Earle)
Died 10/18/62 in South Berwick from typhoid fever, having been sent home on furlough to receive care. He is buried in the Free Will Baptist Cemetery, South Berwick
Charles H Wood
Died 11/14/62 at Camp Seward,VA from typhoid fever. Buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Newfield, Maine
Died 12/03/62 at Camp Seward, VA from diphtheria. His body was sent home for burial at the 1st Baptist Cemetery in Kittery, Maine
Joseph G Tuttle
Died on 12/18/62 at Camp Vermont, VA from meningitis (brain fever) contracted by exposure. His comrades in Company G paid to have his body embalmed and sent home, where he was buried in the Staples Cemetery in Eliot, Maine
James A Bedell
Died from diphtheria at Camp Vermont on 12/20/62. He was sent home to be buried in his family's graveyard in South Berwick
Benjamin F Davis
Died 12/24/62 in Camp Vermont, VA from "org disease of the heart". He is buried in Portland Street Cemetery in South Berwick
John T Johnson
Died 12/26/62 at Camp Vermont (near Alexandria), VA. He was buried in the Johnson Cemetery, Sanford
Died on 12/27/62 3rd Corps Army Hospital from pneumonia. Buried in the Evans Cemetery, Lyman
Died from diphtheria and typhoid on 12/28/62 at Camp Vermont,VA. He is buried in the Furbish-Perkins Cemetery, Wells
James S Thompson
Died from disease (inflamation of the medulla) on 01/07/63 at the regimental hospital in Camp Casey (Fairfax County), VA. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Cornish
John H Came
Died 01/16/63 near Alexandria, VA (Camp Casey) from disease. He was buried back home in the family cemetery at Buxton, Maine
Pliney F Drew
Died on 01/19/63 at the General Hospital in Washington, DC from "erup fever" or "variola". He was buried in the Military Asylum Cemetery (now the US Soldiers Home Cem), in Washington
Ivory M Hodsdon
Died from diphtheria on 01/26/63 at Camp Casey, VA. Buried in Laurel Hill, Saco
James B Estes
Died 01/30/63 at the regimental hospital near Alexandria, VA from typhoid fever. A stone for him stands in Forest Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Maine.
Died from inflammation of the brain on 04/10/63 at Chantilly, VA. Perhaps buried back in his home town of Kittery, though no record seen of it.
John A Furguson (real name was Alfred Hodgdon)
Died at the regimental hospital in Chantilly, VA on 05/05/63 from "typho malarial fever". Burial place unknown, but perhaps somewhere near Chantilly.
Joseph H Roberts
Died 05/09/63 at Chantilly, VA from diphtheria. He was buried at Mt Pleasant Cemetery in North Berwick
Seth M Sylvester
Died on 05/28/63 at Chantilly, VA from mortal wounds to the chest as a result of his musket discharging while he was unloading it. His body was sent home to Sanford, where he was buried in Jacobs Cemetery.
Died 06/24/63 Centreville, VA from camp fever. Buried at Meeting House Hill Cemetery in Hollis, Maine
Gilman H Lampkin
Co F, 30th Maine Infantry
Taken prisoner on 9 Apr 1864 at Battle of Pleasant Hill. Died 04/15/64 from exposure and disease while en route to Tyler, TX, a prisoner of war camp located there.
Samuel E Nason
Co L, 1st DC Cavalry
Died at Camp Baker on 04/21/64; his body "taken home". Buried in Hillcrest, Hollis
Fred S Gurney
1st Lieut, Co F, 32nd Maine Infantry
Killed during the Battle of the Wilderness on 05/12/64 at Spotsylvania. Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco, Maine
William H Hutchins
Serving in Co E, 29th Maine Infantry
Died 20 or 21 May 1864 near New Orleans, on board the steamer "J H Goesback". Stricken with typhoid fever, he was placed on the ship for transport to the hospital in New Orleans, but died while still docked. He was buried in the Monument (now Chalmette) National Cemetery in New Orleans, LA.
Co C, 32nd Maine
Died on 05/20/64 at Spotsylvania,VA from a gun shot wound in the hip and bowels, received during the Battle of the Wilderness three days earlier. Perhaps buried in Western Cemetery, Portland, where he has a grave marker.
Co B, 30th Maine
Died 05/24/64 on board the steamer "Red Chief" from typhoid fever at Alexandria, Louisiana. Burial place unknown.
Co F, 32nd Maine
Wounded 5/18/64 at Spotsylvania, he died on 05/29/64 from the gun shot wound at "resection at head of humerus" (or shoulder). Buried Arlington National Cem
Joseph E Hatch
Reenlisted with Co. C, 20th Maine
Died 2 or 4 Oct 1864 at the 5th Corps Hospital near Weldon Railroad, VA, from a gun shot wound to the neck received at the Battle of Peeble's Farm, VA on 9/30/64. Burial place possibly at Ocean View, in section formerly the church graveyard. (there is also a cenotaph there near monument)
John W Brown
Co F, 32nd Maine Infantry
Killed in action on 06/18/64 at Petersburg, VA. Originally buried at Meade Station, body reinterred to City Point National Cemetery, VA
Co C, 30th Maine Infantry
Died from disease on 06/20/64. Supposedly buried in the Bracey Cemetery in Alfred, Maine
Co F, 13th New Hampshire Infantry
Died on 07/27/64 at Portsmouth Grove (Lowell General Hospital), RI, having been sent back to New England due to the severity of his sickness. His burial place has not been found, though many were buried on the grounds of the hospital and have since been removed.
Charles B Smith
Private, Co I, 1st DC Cavalry
Died on 7/27 or 07/30/64 at Point of Rocks Hospital, VA from fever due from exhaustion and loss of sleep following a 60 mile walk to camp following loss of horse. He is buried in City Point National Cemetery, VA (a cenotaph for him is located in Greenwood Cemetery, Biddeford)
John G Whitten
1st Lieut, Co F, 32nd Maine
Presumed killed on 07/30/64 during the Battle of the Crater at Petersburg, VA; last seen at Cemetery Hill by members of his company
Charles S Hubbard
Serving in Co K, 32nd Maine, as a sgt
Died 07/31/64 at Petersburg,VA, the result of wounds received the prior day during the Battle of the Crater. Originally buried at Meade Station with others from the battle, he was reintered at City Point Cemetery, Hopewell, VA
Paul R Ramsdell
Reenlisted with Co K, 1st Maine Cavalry
Taken prisoner during Dahlgren's Raid on 2 March 1864. Records vary as to his death, from 10 May '64 from disease at Richmond (Libby Prison) or about 08/17/64 in Richmond or Andersonville Prison. Grave marker in York, Maine's First Parish Cemetery is likely a cenotaph, and he is buried as an unknown at one of the previously mentioned prison camps.
Edward W Eldridge
Co K, 32nd Maine
Died 08/22/64 in the 9th Corps Hospital at City Point, VA from typhoid fever. He is buried at City Point Nat'l Cemetery (formerly interred at the Depot Field Hosp Cem)
Orrin F Ham
A sgt with Co L, 2nd Maine Cavalry
Died 08/24/64 (or the 25th) at the regimental hospital at Barrancas (Pensacola), Florida, stricken with chronic diarrhea, and is buried at the National Cemetery there (a cenotaph is located in Greenwood Cemetery, Biddeford)
Caleb L Miller
Co I, 17th Maine
Killed in action on 09/17/64 at Petersburg, VA. Originally buried between Ft Hell and Ft Rice, he was reinterred at Poplar Grove Cemetery, Petersburg
Benjamin F Libby
Co C, 30th Maine
Died in 09/29/64 in Limington, Maine while on furlough. He was buried in the South Limington Cemetery.
William B Pierce
Capt, Company F, 32nd Maine
Captured on 30 July '64 at the Battle of the Crater, Petersburg. While making an attempt to escape the rebel prison at Columbia, SC on 2 Oct 1864, he drowned in the river when his raft came apart. A monument in Greenwood Cemetery, Biddeford is likley only a cenotaph, as no record found about his body being recovered.
John S Milliken
Reenlisted with Co E, 29th Maine
Mortally wounded in the head and bowels during Battle of Cedar Creek on 19 Oct '64. He died the following day at Newtown, VA. His burial place is unknown.
Corp, Co K, 9th Maine Infantry
Killed on 10/27/64 at Richmond, VA (2nd Battle of Fair Oaks), a piece of artillery shell striking him dead. Gravestone in Arundel Cemetery, K-Port
Co A, 32nd Maine Infantry
Captured on 30 Sept '64 at Pegram Farm, VA and sent to the Salisbury, NC prison camp. He died there about 10 Dec 1864 from hardship and prison treatment. Likely buried as an unknown at the prison's cemetery.
Served as a corporal in Co F, 32nd Maine
Captured on 30 Sept 1864 at Poplar Grove Church (Pegram Farm), VA. Died 12/31/64 (or 1/1/65) in prison camp at Salisbury, NC. A marker for him stands in the Elder Grey Cemetery, Waterboro, Maine (unclear if body was returned home).
Adam McCulloch Jr
Reenlisted with the US Navy
Died from chronic diarrhea on 12/31/64 at Pensacola (Barrancas),FL.
Cpl, Co F, 32nd Maine
Died 01/07/65 in Salisbury, NC while a prisoner of war. He had been captured at Pegram Farm, VA on 30 Sept '64. Gravestone in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco
Eben S Kinrick
Private, Co G, 8th Maine Infantry
Taken prisoner at Fair Oaks, VA on 27 Oct 1864. Died 02/05/65 in the prison camp at Salisbury, NC. His burial place is unknown
Below is a collection of some of the graves (or cenotaphs) for the above mentioned soldiers.