Cambridge in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Eastern Shore Infantry
When Confederate Robert E. Lee invaded the North in 1863 the regiment marched to Gettysburg where is fought with distinction at Culp’s Hill as part of the U.S. Army’s XII Corps. On July 4, 1863 Wallace reported “The conduct of my men was very satisfactory. All did their duty, and considering that this was the first time they were under fire, their behavior was very steady. … We remained upon the field until 8 p. m., when, in obedience to orders, we took up another position and bivouacked for the night. Thus ended the participation of my command in the glorious achievements of yesterday. From the prisoners taken we have been credibly informed that the enemy we fought was the first Maryland (rebel) Regiment [Battalion].”
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 34.27′ N, 76° 4.536′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Gay Street and Spring Street, on the left when traveling east on Gay Street. Touch for map. This marker is in front of the Wallace Office Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Gay Street, Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Barth (a few steps from this marker); John F. Kennedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Finding Freedom (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Bell (about 500 feet away); Christ P. E. Church (about 500 feet away); Goldsborough House (about 600 feet away); 1739 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cambridge House B&B (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
Also see . . . James W. Wallace Office. D-197, Maryland Historical Trust Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties Form. (Submitted on January 21, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 89 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 21, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.