While we are required by the magnitude of our accumulation to leave some things behind, we couldn’t possibly close this section on the 2nd Maine Infantry without sharing this tidbit from a period newspaper with our fellow enthusiasts. You may make of it what you will.

Despite a tumultuous start with the 20th Maine, the transferred three year men of the 2nd Maine served bravely with the 20th Maine. Most recognized of these today is Sgt. Andrew J. Tozier a stodgy Irishman who’s roll as regimental flag bearer with the 20th on Little Round Top at Gettysburg won Congressional Medal of Honor recognition and was immortalized in the Michael Shaara’s historical novel Killer Angels and the 1993 blockbuster movie adaptation Gettysburg. Worthy of a more complete representation of Sgt. Toziers story, we will be doing a more complete presentation on this fascinating character and his lifelong attachment to Joshua Chamberlain sometime in the future.

Of 1,228 men at full strength only 275 souls would return to Maine for the mustering out of the 2nd Regiment in June of 1863.