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Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Maryland State Monument

 
 
Maryland State Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. Maryland State Monument Marker
Inscription.
Baltimore
Light Artillery, C.S.A.

Organized at Richmond, Va.
August 17, 1861
Battles engaged in: Harpers Ferry; Winchester; Front Royal; Cross Keys; Port Republic; Woodstock; Gaines'Mills; Malvern Hill; Bristoe Station; Cunningham's Ford; Groveton; Rappahannock; Second Mannassas; Antietam; Yellow Tavern; Carlisle; Gettysburg; Culpepper C.H.; Mine Run; Brandy Station; Chambersburg; Leestown; Frederick; Old Town; Waynesboro; Maurytown.
Officers
Captain John B. Brockenbrough
Captain William G. Griffin
Lieut. William B. Beam
Lieut. John McNulty
Lieut. James T. Wilhelm
Lieut. John W. Goodman

Purnell Legion, Maryland
Infantry, U.S.A.

Organized at Pikesville,
Maryland, October 1861
Mustered out October 24, 1864.
Battles engaged in: Harpers Ferry, Catlett's Station;
Baltimore Light Artillery, C.S.A. and Purnell Legion, U.S.A. image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. Baltimore Light Artillery, C.S.A. and Purnell Legion, U.S.A.
Chantilly; South Mountain; Antietam; Harpers Ferry, July 27, 1863; Shady Grove; Bethesda Church; Cold Harbor; Petersburg, June 18, 1864; Siege of Petersburg; Weldon Railroad; Popular Grove Church; Chapel House; Peeble's Farm.
Field Officers
Colonel William H. Purnell
Colonel William J. Leonard
Colonel Samuel A. Graham
Lieut. Col. John G. Johannes
Lieut. Col. Benjamin L. Simpson
Major William J. Taylor
Major William T. Fulton
Major Robert G. King

"Wolcott's" Battery "A"
8 Guns, First Maryland
Light Artillery, U.S.A.

Organized at Baltimore, and
Pikesville, Md., Aug. 1861.
Re-enlisted and Veteranized
Jan. 1, 1864 Mustered
out March 11, 1865.
Battles engaged in: Seven Days Fighting Before Richmond; Deep Bottom; Second Bull Run; Crampton's Gap; Antietam; Frederickburg; Marye's Heights; Salem Heights; Gettsyburg.
Officers
Captain
Wolcott's Battery and Fifth Maryland Regiment, U.S.A. image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. Wolcott's Battery and Fifth Maryland Regiment, U.S.A.
John W. Wolcott
Captain James H. Rigby
1st Lieut. Thomas Binyon
1st Lieut. Lowell A. Chamberlain
2nd Lieut. Edgar G. Taylor
2nd Lieut. Frank I. Witcher
2nd Lieut. Augustine McIntire
2nd Lieut. John F. Daneker

Fifth Regiment Maryland
Infantry, U.S.A.

Organized at Baltimore, MD
September 12, 1861
Re-enlisted and Veteranized
January 1, 1864, mustered out
September 1, 1865.
Battles engaged in: Antietam; Charlestown, Va.; Winchester, Va.; June 13, 14, 15,1863; Stephenson's Depot; Siege of Petersburg; Battle of the Crater; Fort Harrison; Siege of Richmond, 1864; Fair Oaks, October 27, 1864; Occupation of Richmond, April 3, 1865.
Field Officers
Colonel William Louis Schley
Colonel William W. Bamberger
Lieut. Col. John G. Holland
Lieut. Col. Charles A. Holton
Lieut. Col. Salome Marsh
Lieut. Col. Stephen P. Heath
Major
Dement's Battery and Third Maryland Infantry, U.S.A. image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
4. Dement's Battery and Third Maryland Infantry, U.S.A.
Leopold Blumenburg
Major William H. Irving
Major Henry G. Graham

First Maryland (Dement's)
Battery C.S.A.

Organized at Fredericksburg,
Va. July 1861.
Battles engaged in:
Mechanicsville; Gaines Mills; Malvern Hill; Groveton; Manassas; Harpers Ferry; Antietam; Fredericksburg, December, 1862, Mar. 1863; Gettysburg; Locust Grove; Payne's Farm; Cold Harbor; Petersburg; Appomattox.
Officers
Captin R. Snowden Andrews
Captain William F. Dement
Lieutenant John Gale
Lieutenant Hill

Third Regiment Maryland
Infantry, U.S.A.

Organized at Baltimore, Md., June,
1861 Re-enlisted and Veteranized
February 1, 1864 Mustered out
July 31, 1865.
Battles engaged in: Cedar Mountain; Antietam; Chancellorsville; Gettysburg; Wilderness; Spotsylvania; North Anna; Cold Harbor; Petersburg; Battle of the Crater; Poplar Springs Church; Assault
Snow's Battery and Second Maryland Infantry, U.S.A. image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
5. Snow's Battery and Second Maryland Infantry, U.S.A.
on Petersburg, April 3, 1865.
Field Officers
Colonel John C. McConnell.
Colonel David R. DeWitt.
Colonel Joseph M. Sudsburg.
Lieut. Col. Gilbert R. Robinson.
Major William B. Kennedy.
Major Samuel Kramer

Battery B. (Snow's)
First Maryland Light
Artillery, U.S.A.

Organized at Port Deposit,
Maryland, August 30, 1861.
re-enlisted and Veteranized
January 1, 1864.
Mustered out July 3, 1865
Battles engaged in: New Bridge; Seven Days Fighting Before Richmond, 1862; Antietam; Fredericksburg; December, 1862, May 1863; New Market; Piedmond; Lynchburg; Salem, Va.; Hanging Rock Gap
Officers
Captain Alonzo Snow
Captain Lucius A. Gerry
1st Lieut. Theodore J. Vanneman
1st Lieut. James H. Kidd
2nd Lieut. John M. Bullock
2nd Lieut. Leonard S. Parker
2nd lieut. William Taylor
2nd Lieut. Enos T. Hall

Second Regiment
Charge of Second Maryland at Burnside Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
6. Charge of Second Maryland at Burnside Bridge
Maryland
Infantry, U.S.A.

Organized at Baltimore, Md., June
1861 Re-enlisted and Veteranized
January 1, 1864 Mustered out
July 25, 1865.
Battled engaged in: Groveton; Bull Run; Chantilly; South Mountain; Antietam; Fredericksburg; Blue Springs; Campbell's Station; Siege of Knoxville; Spotsylvania; Totopotomoy; Cold Harbor; Petersburg; Battle of the Crater; Siege of Petersburg; Weldon Railroad; Poplar Springs Church; Hatcher's Run; Assault of Petersburg.
Commanding & Field Officers
Colonel John Sommers, Oct. 8, 1861
to April 21, 1862 ,
Brevet Brig. Gen. J. Eugene Duryee
to September 22, 1862
Colonel Thomas B. Allard
to January 19, 1864.
Lieut. Colonel Henry Howard,
to July 30, 1864
Brevet Colonel Benjamin F. Taylor,
To July 25, 1865
Major David P. DeWitt.
Major Andrew B. Brunner.
Major James H. Wilson

Antietam
Battlefield
"Walcott's" First Maryland Battery, U.S.A. at Antietam image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
7. "Walcott's" First Maryland Battery, U.S.A. at Antietam
Commision of Maryland
Benjamin F. Taylor, Second Maryland Infanty, U.S.A.
Joseph M. Sudsburg, Third Maryland Inafantry, U.S.A.
George R. Graham, Fifth Maryland Infantry, U.S.A.
William Gibson, Purnell Legion, Maryland Infantry, U.S.A.
William H. Parker, Battery "A" First Md. Light Artillery, U.S.A.
Theodore J. Vanneman, Battery "B" First Md. Light Artillery, U.S.A.
Henry Kyd Douglas, Staff Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, C.S.A.
Osmun Latrobe, Staff Gen. James Longstreet, C.S.A.
William F. Dement, First Maryland Battery, C.S.A.
Lloyd Lowndes, Governor of Maryland

Erected by
the State of Maryland
to her Sons,
Who on this field offered
their lives in maintenance
of their Principles

 
Erected 1900 by State of Maryland.
 
Location. 39° 28.56′ 
Fifth Maryland Closing in upon Roulette's Barns and House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
8. Fifth Maryland Closing in upon Roulette's Barns and House
N, 77° 44.763′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Smoketown Road and Dunker Church Road, on the right when traveling east on Smoketown Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 59th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dunkard Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Twelfth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Twelfth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Greene's Division, Twelfth Army Corps
Brockenborough's Maryland Battery, C.S.A. Repelling a Charge at Antietam image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
9. Brockenborough's Maryland Battery, C.S.A. Repelling a Charge at Antietam
(within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Destroy the Rebel Army (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Maryland Units at Antietam
 
Also see . . .  Maryland State Monument. National Park Service page detailing the monument. (Submitted on March 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Maryland State Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
10. Maryland State Monument
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Maryland State Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
11. Maryland State Monument
Maryland State Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
12. Maryland State Monument
Maryland State Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
13. Maryland State Monument
Dunker Church Tablet next to the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
14. Dunker Church Tablet next to the Monument
"Let us here today, in the spirit of the Brethren who built it more than a century ago, rededicate this building to the advancement of peace among nations ..... to the brotherhood of all mankind." from address delivered by J. Millard Tawes, Governor of Maryland, September 2, 1862. Reconstruction of the historic Dunkard Church was made possible in 1961 by a special appropriation of funds by the State of Maryland.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,521 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   14. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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