The Civil War in the East

1st Regiment Eastern Shore Maryland Infantry

The 1st Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry Regiment lost 9 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 52 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Monument to the First Eastern Shore Maryland Infantry at Gettysburg

1861

September

Organized at Cambridge, Md. as a home guard regiment

September -
November

Attached to Dix's Division, Army of the Potomac and duty at Baltimore, Md.

November

Attached to Eastern Shore Maryland and Virginia, Middle Department

November 14-23

Expedition to Accomac and Northampton counties

1862

August 16

Company A mustered out by order of the War Department

1863

January

Attached to 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps

June

Attached to Lockwood's Brigade, 8th Army Corps

June 25 - July 2

Moved with Lockwood to Gettysburg

July, 1863

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac. When the regiment was ordered to Baltimore to join the Army of the Potomac, Company K, raised in strongly pro-southern Somerset and Worcester counties, reminded the government of their terms of service as a home guard regiment and refused to go. On July 2nd, as their comrades were taking positions on Culp's Hill, sixty-seven members were disarmed, dishonorably discharged and given train fare back to Salisbury.

July 2-3

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel James Wallace. It brought 583 men to the field, losing 5 killed, 18 wounded and 2 missing. From the monument: "Five companies held the works in front of this stone wall on the morning of July 3, 1863, relieving other troops and remaining until about noon when they were relieved. The remainder of the regiment were in position during the same time about three hundred yards to the right."

July 5-24

Pursuit of Lee

July

Attached to 2nd Brigade, Maryland Heights, Division West Virginia

July 17 to
October 5

Duty at Maryland Heights, W. Va.

October

Ordered to the Eastern Shore of Maryland and duty there attached to 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps

1864

June

Attached to 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps

September

Attached to Reserve Division, Harper's Ferry, W. Va.

1865

February 23

Regiment consolidated with 11th Maryland Infantry




 
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