The Civil War in the East

Purnell Legion Maryland Infantry

The regiment lost 1 officer and 42 enlisted mortally wounded and 1 officer and 73 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



October 31 to December 31

Organized at Pikesville, Md., near Baltimore, under special authority of the Secretary of War and attached to Dix's Division, Baltimore, Md

November 14-22

Expedition through Accomac and Northampton Counties, Va.



Duty at Baltimore and with Lockwood on Eastern Shore, Va. assigned to Lockwood's Brigade, Middle Department

May 25

Ordered to Harper's Ferry and attached to 2nd Brigade, Sigel's Division, Department of the Shenandoah

May 28-30

Defense of Harper's Ferry


Operations in Shenandoah Valley, Va., assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia

August 9

Battle of Cedar Mountain

August 16-September 2

Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division. 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia

August 21-23

Fords of the Rappahannock

August 22

Catlett's Station

August 27-29

Plains of Manassas (Reserve)

August 30

Battle of Bull Run (Reserve)

September 6-22

Maryland Campaign. Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac.

September 14

Battle of South Mountain (Reserve)

September 16-17


September 22

Moved to Bolivar Heights


Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps

November 9

Reconnaissance to Rippen, Va.


Detached and assigned to duty at Frederick, Md., and in the Middle Department



Assigned to 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps


Assigned to 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps


May 26

Joined Army of the Potomac in the field, assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps

May 30-June 15

Rapidan Campaign

May 30

Shady Grove

June 1-12

Cold Harbor

June 1-3

Bethesda Church

June 16-18

Before Petersburg; Siege of Petersburg begins. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps

June 21-23

Jerusalem Plank Road

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg

August 18-21

Weldon Railroad

September 29-October 2

Poplar Springs Church

October 2-5

Yellow House

October 7-8.

Peeble's Farm

October 24

Mustered out . Veterans and Recruits transferred to 1st Maryland Infantry.


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