34th U.S. Infantry
34th U.S. Infantry (1813-1815)
Congress created the 34th U.S. Infantry in 1813 as one of a number of regiments created to fight the war of 1812. Largely raised in the District of Maine (a part of Massachusetts until 1820), some of its members came from New Hampshire as well. The 34th's primary rendezvous was Portland, Maine, with companies scattered as far east as Fort Sullivan (1) in Eastport, Maine, and also serving at posts such as Fort Edgecomb near Wiscasset. In the summer of 1814 these units began to assemble at Portland, and the battalion marched to Vermont in September, 1813.