15th MAINE INFANTRY COLONEL’S MEMORANDA BOOK—ID’ TO BREVET BRIGADEIR GENERAL ISAAC DYER [COL. 15TH MAINE INFANTRY.]

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Small black, lined leatherette memoranda booklet, 2.25 x 3.5” Exhibits wear at the extremities.

This booklet contains a single penciled date of January 21 1863. All entries are in pencil and contain numerous drill orders. Col. Dyer lists and lists the officer of the regiment by name, as well as himself, his wife and son—“Isaac Dyer/ Lydia F. Dyer / Albert f. Dyer/ Skowhegan Maine/ 832 enlisted men/ 34 officers.” Invites further research.

Isaac Dyer was commissioned Lieut. Col. Into Field & Staff of the 15th Maine Infantry, 12/17/1861. He was promoted regimental colonel, 8/26/1862, and Brevet Brigadier General, 3/13/1865. He was discharged 9/13/ 1865.His unit, the 15th Maine, was dispatched early to the Louisiana theater and participated in the Red River Campaign & the Battle for Sabine Pass. Transferred east, they were present at the Bermuda One Hundred. During service they lost 5 killed and 343 by disease for a total of 348.

Interesting memoranda book from a Brevet Brigadier General serving as Colonel of the 15th Maine Infantry.   [jp]

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