Maryland State Monument

Dedicated: May 30, 1900

Location: Across the Hagerstown Turnpike from the Dunker Church

Map Number: 42

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Maryland State Monument
Maryland State Monument

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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; OldTown; 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; Chantilly; South Mountain; Antietam; Harpers Ferry, July 27, 1863; Shady grove; Bethesda Church; Cold Harbor; Petersburg, June 18, 1864; Seige 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 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, Maryland 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 Leopold Blumenburg Major Henry G. Graham Major William H. Irving


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 Lieut. John Gale Lieut. 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 on Petersburg, April 3, 1865.

Field Officers Captain Alonzo Snow Captain Lucius A. Gerry 1st Lt. 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 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.

Command and Field Officers Colonel John Sommers, Oct. 8, 1861 to April 21, 1862 Brevet Brig. Gen. J. Eugene Duryee to Sept. 22, 1862 Colonel Thomas B. Allard to Jan. 19, 1864 Maj. David F. DeWitt Lieut. Colonel Henry Howard to July 30, 1864 Maj. Andrew B. Brunner Brevet Colonel Benj. F. Taylor to July 25, 1865 Maj. James H. Wilson

Antietam Battlefield 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

Last updated: January 17, 2020

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