The Civil War in the East

8th Maryland Infantry Regiment

The 8th Maryland Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 54 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 70 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.




Organized at Baltimore, Md.

September 18

Moved from Baltimore to the Antietam, Md. Attached to Kenly's Maryland Brigade, Defenses Upper Potomac, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department

September 20-21

Defense of Williamsport, Md.


Duty between Williamsport and Hagerstown, Md.

December 11-12

Moved to Maryland Heights



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

April 9

At Bolivar Heights

April 30

Moved to Grafton and Clarksburg, W. Va. to repel Invasion

May 1-26

Operations against Jones and Imboden

May 26

Return to Maryland Heights

June 30

Retreat to Frederick, Md. and guard bridges over the Monocacy. Attached to Maryland Brigade, French's Command, 8th Army Corps

July 7

Reoccupation of Maryland Heights

July 10

Joined 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, near Boonsborough, Md.

July 12-24

Pursuit of Lee to Warrenton, Va.

July 25-27

At Warrenton Junction, Va.

August 4-
September 16

Near Rappahannock Station

September 16-18

Advance to the Rapidan

October 9-22

Bristoe Campaign

October 14

Bristoe Station

October 19


October 24-
November 23

Guard Orange & Alexandria Railroad

November 26-December 2

Mine Run Campaign


Near Culpeper. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps


February 6-7

Demonstration on the Rapidan


Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps

May 3-June 15

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

May 8

Laurel Hill

May 8-12


May 12-21

Spotsylvania Court House

May 12

Assault on the Salient ("Bloody Angle")

May 19

Harris Farm, or Fredericksburg Road

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 23

Jericho Ford

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31


June 1-12

Cold Harbor

June 1-3

Bethesda Church


Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps

June 16-18

Before Petersburg

June 16

Siege of Petersburg

June 22-23

Jerusalem Plank Road

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)

August 18-21

Weldon Railroad

September 29-October 2

Poplar Grove Church

October 2-5

Yellow House

October 7-8

Peeble's Farm

October 8

Davis House

October 27-28

Boydton Plank Read, Hatcher's Run

December 7-12

Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad


February 5-7

Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

March 29

Lewis Farm near Gravelly Run

March 31

White Oak Road

April 1

Five Forks

April 2

Fall of Petersburg

April 3-9

Pursuit of Lee

April 9

Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.

May 1-12

March to Washington, D.C.

May 23

Grand Review

May 31

Mustered out


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