Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry
Dedicated to the
1st Regt. MD. Cav.
Lt. Col. James M. Deems
1st Brig. 2nd Div. Cavalry Corps
Illegible inscription line
July 3d, 1863
Participated in sixty-two engagement
including the following-
Charlestown, Va - May 23, 1862.
2d Bull Run - Aug. 29-30, 1862.
Stoneman's Raid, Va. - Apr & May 1863.
Brandy Station, Va. - June 9, 1863.
Aldie, Va. - June 19, 1863.
Gettysburg, Pa - July 2-3, 1863
Deep Bottom, Va - Aug. 16-18, 1864.
Five Forks, Va. - April 4, 1865.
Appomattox Court House, Va - April 9, 1865
Casualties in Action During the War
Killed 1 Officers 32 Men 33 Total
Wounded 10 Officers 147 Men 157 Total
Captured or Missing 12 Officers 208 Men 220 Total
Mustered out Aug 8, 1865.
Location. 39° 49.507′ N, 77° 9.777′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Cavalry Field Road. Touch for map. Located in the East Cavalry Battlefield section of the Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 First Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Division (about 400 feet away); Union Cavalry (about 500 feet away); Co. A Purnell Legion (about 700 feet away); Michigan Cavalry Brigade (about 800 feet away); Third Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Violent Collision of Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Second Division (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Narrative History of the 1st Maryland Cavalry. (Submitted on July 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Short Bio of Lt. Col. James M. Deems. James Monroe Deems born in 1818. Before the American Civil War, he was a music educator at Baltimore, Maryland. He was best known for his 1848 composition, Nebuchadnezzar, which was the first American oratorio. James Deems however, is best remembered through his 1850 book, Vocal Music Simplified, which was one of the earliest public-school music texts books in the U.S. (Submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,402 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5. submitted on July 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 7. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 8. submitted on July 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 9. submitted on July 8, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.