Battle Unit Details

UNION MARYLAND VOLUNTEERS

McGowan's Independent Company, Maryland Infantry (Patapsco Guards)

Overview:
Organized at Ellicott's Mills, Md., September 25, 1861. Attached to Dix's Command, Baltimore, Md., to March, 1863. Railroad Brigade, Middle Department, to July, 1862. Railroad Bridge, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to September, 1862. Unassigned, 8th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to June, 1863. York, Pa., Dept. of the Susquehanna, to December, 1863. Dept. of the Susquehanna to August, 1865.

Service:
Guard duty on the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad till September, 1862. Duty at York, Pa., till June, 1863. Moved to Shippensburg, Pa., June 17; thence to Columbia. Defence of bridge at Wrightsville June 29. At Harrisburg, Pa., till August. At York, Pa., till December, 1863. At Harrisburg and Carlisle, Pa., till July, 1864. At Chambersburg, Pottsville and Phillipsburg, Pa., till March, 1865. Action at Chambersburg July 29-30, 1864. In Juniata District till August, 1865. Mustered out August 17, 1865.
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