The Civil War in the East

Purnell Legion Cavalry (Maryland)

The Purnell Legion lost 7 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 24 enlisted men by disease, a total of 31. Company A is honored with a monument at Gettysburg.

 

1861

September to
November

Company A organized at Pikesville; attached to Dix's Command, Baltimore, Md., Middle Department

1862

July

Attached to Lockwood's Brigade, District of the Eastern Shore, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department; Duty on the eastern shore of Maryland and in St. Mary's County, Md.

1863

January

Attached to 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps

June

Attached to 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps

July 1-3

Battle of Gettysburg

Commanded by Capt. Robert E. Duvall. The company brought 78 men to the field and had no casualties.

July 14

Near Harper's Ferry, W. Va.

December

Attached to 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps

1865

July 28

Mustered out

 

Timeline of Company B, Purnell Legion Cavalry

1861

September to November

Company B organized at Pikesville; attached to Dix's Command, Baltimore, Md., Middle Department; On special service in Maryland and Delaware and at Annapolis, Md.

1862

July

Unattached, 8th Army Corps, Maryland and Delaware

1863

January

Annapolis, Md.

1864

May

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

May 28

Dismounted

June 7

Joined Purnell Legion Infantry in Army of the Potomac

June 7-12

Battles about Cold Harbor

June 16-19

Before Petersburg

June 16 - October 26

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 Springs Church

October 2-5

Chapel House

October 7-8

Peeble's Farm

October 26

Mustered out.

November 17

Veterans and Recruits transferred to 8th Maryland Infantry

 

Timeline of Company C, Purnell Legion Cavalry

1862

September

Company C organized at Baltimore, Md. and attached to Defenses of Baltimore, Md., 8th Corps, Middle Department; At Camp Bradford

1863

January

1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps

February 5

Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., then to Drummendsville, Va., and to Wilmington, Del., and duty there

June 3rd

Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps

July

District of Delaware, Middle Department

1864

May

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

May 28

Dismounted

June 7

Joined Purnell Legion Infantry in Army of the Potomac

June 7-12

Battles about Cold Harbor

June 16-19

Before Petersburg, Va.

June 16 to
October 26

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 Springs Church

October 2-5

Chapel House

October 7-8

Peeble's Farm

October 26

Mustered out

November 17

Veterans and Recruits transferred to 8th Maryland Infantry




 
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