The Civil War in the East

5th Maryland Infantry Regiment

The 5th Maryland Regiment lost 1 officer and 63 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 officers and 91 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

 

1861

September

Organized at Baltimore, Md. and attached to Dix's Division, Baltimore, Md. Camp at LaFayette Square, Baltimore, Md.

1862

March 11

Ordered to Fortress Monroe, Va.

March

Duty at Fort Monroe

July

At Suffolk, Va. Attached to Weber's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia

September 8-16

Moved to Washington, D. C., then to Antietam, Md. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

September 16-17

Battle of Antietam, Md.

September 22

Moved to Harper's Ferry

October 16-17

Reconnaissance to Charleston

December

Assigned to Point of Rocks Defenses, Upper Potomac, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department. At Point of Rocks and Maryland Heights protecting Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

1863

March

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps

June 2

Moved to Winchester, Va.

June 13-15

Battle of Winchester; mostly captured

June

Those not captured at Winchester to Bloody Run, Pa., and Loudon, Pa.

July

Duty in the Defenses of Baltimore, Middle Department, 8th Army Corps

1864

January

Assigned to the District of Delaware, Middle Department

June 4

Ordered to join Army in the field; assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James

June 16

Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va.

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)

August

Duty in trenches before Petersburg assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps

September 28-30

Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights

October 27-28

Battle of Fair Oaks

November

Duty in trenches before Richmond

December

Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps

1865

April 3

Occupation of Richmond

April 3-9

Pursuit of Lee to Appomattox Court House

April 9

Appomattox Court House, surrender of Lee and his army.

May

Duty in the Dept. of Virginia

July

Assigned to 2nd Independent Brigade, 24th Army Corps

September 1

Mustered out at Fredericksburg, Va.




 
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