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L. ALLISON WILMER, J. H. JARRETT, GEO. W. F. VERNON,

State Commissioners.

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HISTORY AND ROSTER

OF

Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5

PREPARED UNDER AUTHORITY OF

The General Assembly of Maryland,

iBRA

OF THE

BY

L. ALLISON WILMER, J. H. JARRETT, GEO. W. F. VERNON,

State Commissioners.

VOLUME I.

1898

PRESS OF GUGGENHEIMER, WEIL & CO. Electrotyped. BALTIMORE, MD.

Entered according to an Act of Congress, in the year 1898,

by Geo. W. F. Vernon, L. Allison Wilmer, J. H. Jarrett, Commissioners for the

State of Maryland, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress,

at Washington, D. C.

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CONTENTS.

PAGE.

Retrospect of Histories of Maryland Soldiers,

Sailors and Marines 1

History of 1st Regiment Infantry 9

Field and Staff, 1st Regiment Infantry 16

Company A, 1st Regiment Infantry 19

B, 1st Regiment Infantry 25

C, 1st Regiment Infantry 30

D, 1st Regiment Infantry 35

E, 1st Regiment Infantry 41

F, 1st Regiment Infantry 46

G, 1st Regiment Infantry 51

H, 1st Regiment Infantry 56

I, 1st Regiment Infantry 61

K, 1st Regiment Infantry 66

History of 2d Regiment Infantry 71

Roster of 2d Regiment Infantry 73

Field and Staff, 2d Regiment Infantry 73

Company A, 2d Regiment Infantry 74

B, 2d Regiment Infantry 78

C, 2d Regiment Infantry 82

D, 2d Regiment Infantry 85

E, 2d Regiment Infantry 89

F, 2d Regiment Infantry 92

G, 2d Regiment Infantry 95

H, 2d Regiment Infantry 99

I, 2d Regiment Infantry 102

K, 2d Regiment Infantry 105

Unassigned Men, 2d Regiment Infantry 109

History of 3d Regiment Infantry 110

Roster of 3d Regiment Infantry 113

Field and Staff. 3d Regiment Infantry 113

Unassigned Commissioned Officers, 3d Regiment

Infantry 114

Regimental Band, 3d Regiment Infantry 115

Company A, 3d Regiment Infantry 116

B, 3d Regiment Infantry 121

C, 3d Regiment Infantry 126

D, 3d Regiment Infantry 131

E, 3d Regiment Infantry 136"

F, 3d Regiment Infantry 139

G, 3d Regiment Infantry 142

H, 3d Regiment Infantry 145

I, 3d Regiment Infantry 147

K, 3d Regiment Infantry 151

History of 4th Regiment Infantry 154

Roster of 4th Regiment Infantry 156

Field and Staff, 4th Regiment Infantry 156

Company A, 4th Regiment Infantry 157

B, 4th Regiment Infantry 159

C, 4th Regiment Infantry 162

" D, 4th Regiment Infantry 164

E, 4th Regiment Infantry 166

F, 4th Regiment Infantry 168

G, 4th Regiment Infantry 170

H, 4th Regiment Infantry 172

" I, 4th Regiment Infantry 175

Unassigned Men, 4th Regiment Infantry 177

History of 5th Regiment Infantry 179

Roster of 5th Regiment Infantry 181

Field and Staff, 5th Regiment Infantry 181

Regimental Band, 5th Regiment Infantry 182

Company A, 5th Regiment Infantry 183

B, 5th Regiment Infantry 187

C, 5th Regiment Infantry 190

D, 5th Regiment Infantry 194

E, 5th Regiment Infantry 198

PAGE

Company F, 5th Regiment Infantry 202

G, 5th Regiment Infantry 206

H, 5th Regiment Infantry 210

I, 5th Regiment Infantry 214

K, 5th Regiment Infantry 217

Unassigned Men, 5th Regiment Infantry 221

History of 6th Regiment Infantry 222

Roster of 6th Regiment Infantry 224

Field and Staff, 6th Regiment Infantry 224

Company A, 6th Regiment Infantry 225

B, 6th Regiment Infantry 228

C, 6th Regiment Infantry 230

D, 6th Regiment Infantry 233

E, 6th Regiment Infantry 235

F, 6th Regiment Infantry 236

G, 6th Regiment Infantry 239

H, 6th Regiment Infantry 240

I, 6th Regiment Infantry 243

K, 6th Regiment Infantry 245

Unassigned Men, 6th Regiment Infantry 247

History of 7th Regiment Infantry 248

Roster of 7th Regiment Infantry 277

Field and Staff, 7th Regiment Infantry 277

Company A, 7th Regiment Infantry 278

B, 7th Regiment Infantry 280

C, 7th Regiment Infantry 283

D, 7th Regiment Infantry 285

E, 7th Regiment Infantry 288

F, 7th Regiment Infantry 290

G, 7th Regiment Infantry 293

H, 7th Regiment Infantry 295

I, 7th Regiment Infantry 297

K, 7th Regiment Infantry 299

Unassigned Men, 7th Regiment Infantry 301

History of 8th Regiment Infantry. 304

Roster of 8th Regiment Infantry 307

Field and Staff, 8th Regiment Infantry 307

Company A, 8th Regiment Infantry 308

B, 8th Regiment Infantry 310

C, 8th Regiment Infantry 312

D, 8th Regiment Infantry 315

E, 8th Regiment Infantry 317

F, 8th Regiment Infantry 319

G, 8th Regiment Infantry 321

H, 8th Regiment Infantry 323

I, 8th Regiment Infantry 325

K, 8th Regiment Infantry 328

Unassigned Men, 8th Regiment Infantry 330

History of 9th Regiment Infantry 335

Roster of 9th Regiment Infantry 336

Field and Staff, 9th Regiment Infantry 336

Company A, 9th Regiment Infantry 336

B, 9th Regiment Infantry 338

C, 9th Regiment Infantry 340

D, 9th Regiment Infantry 342

E, 9th Regiment Infantry 343

F, 9th Regiment Infantry 345

G, 9th Regiment Infantry 347

H, 9th Regiment Infantry 349

I, 9th Regiment Infantry 351

History of 10th Regiment Infantry 353

Roster of 10th Regiment Infantry 354

Field and Staff, 10th Regiment Infantry 354

Company A, 10th Regiment Infantry 354

B, 10th Regiment Infantry 356

" C, 10th Regiment Infantry ,. 355

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CONTENTS.

PAGE

Company D, 10th Regiment Infantry 360

E, 10th Regiment Infantry 362

F, 10th Regiment Infantry 364

G, 10th Regiment Infantry 366

H, 10th Regiment Infantry 367

I, 10th Regiment Infantry 369

K, 10th Regiment Infantry 371

Unassigned Men, 10th Regiment Infantry 373

History of llth Regiment Infantry (100 days' men) 375 Roster of llth Regiment Infantry (100 days' men). 376 Field and Staff, llth Regt. Infantry (100 days' men) 376 Company A, llth Regt. Infantry (100 days' men).. 376

B, llth Regt. Infantry (100 days' men).. 378

C, llth Regt. Infantry (100 days' men).. 379

D, llth Regt. Infantry (100 days' men).. 381

E, llth Regt. Infantry (100 days' men).. 383

F, llth Regt. Infantry (100 days' men).. 384

G, llth Regt. Infantry (100 days' men).. 386 H, llth Regt. Infantry (100 days' men).. 388 I, llth Regt. Infantry (100 days' men).. 389 K, llth Regt. Infantry (100 days' men).. 391

Roster of llth Regt. Infantry (one year men) 393

Field and Staff, llth Regt. Infantry (one year men) 393

Company A, llth Regt. Infantry (one year men).. 393

" B, llth Regt. Infantry (one year men)... 396

C, llth Regt. Infantry (one year men)... 398

D, llth Regt. Infantry (one year men).. 400 " E, llth Regt. Infantry (one year men).. 403 " F, llth Regt. Infantry (one year men).. 406 " G, llth Regt. Infantry (one year men).. 408

H, llth Regt. Infantry (one year men).. 411 " I, llth Regt. Infantry (one year men).. 414 " K, llth Regt. Infantry (one year men).. 417 Unassigned Men, llth Regiment Infantry (one

year men) 420

History of 12th Regiment Infantry 421

Roster of 12th Regiment Infantry 422

Field and Staff, 12th Regiment Infantry 422

Company A, 12th Regiment Infantry 422

B, 12th Regiment Infantry 423

C, 12th Regiment Infantry 425

D, 12th Regiment Infantry 427

E, 12th Regiment Infantry 428

Unassigned Men, 12th Regiment Infantry 430

History of 13th Regiment Infantry 431

Roster of 13th Regiment Infantry'. 432

Field and Staff, 13th Regiment Infantry 432

Company A, 13th Regiment Infantry 432

B, 13th Regiment Infantry 435

C, 13th Regiment Infantry 438

D, 13th Regiment Infantry 441

E, 13th Regiment Infantry 443

F, 13th Regiment Infantry 446

G, 13th Regiment Infantry 448

H, 13th Regiment Infantry... 452

I, 13th Regiment Infantry 454

K, 13th Regiment Infantry 456

History of Purnell Legion 460

History of Purnell Legion Regiment Infantry 460

Roster of Purnell Legion Regiment Infantry 462

Field and Staff, Purnell Legion Regt. Infantry 462

Company A, Purnell Legion Regiment Infantry... 463

B, Purnell Legion Regiment Infantry... 466

C, Purnell Legion Regiment Infantry... 468

D, Purnell Legion Regiment Infantry... 470

E, Purnell Legion Regiment Infantry... 472

F, Purnell Legion Regiment Infantry... 474

G, Purnell Legion Regiment Infantry... 476 H, Purnell Legion Regiment Infantry... 479 K, Purnell Legion Regiment Infantry... 481

PAGE.

History of 1st Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 483

Roster of 1st Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 485

Field and Staff, 1st Regiment, Potomac Home

Brigade Infantry 485

Company A, 1st Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 486

Company B, 1st Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 492

Company C, 1st Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 499

Company D, 1st Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 502

Company E, 1st Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 505

Company F, 1st Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 510

Company G, 1st Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 516

Company H, 1st Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 523

Company I, 1st Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 529

Company K, 1st Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 534

History of 2d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 541

Roster of 2d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade In fantry 543

Field and Staff, 2d Regiment Potomac Home

Brigade Infantry 543

Regimental Band, 2d Regiment, Potomac Home

Brigade Infantry 543

Company A, 2d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 544

Company B, 2d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 547

Company C, 2d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 559

Company D, 2d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 553

Company E, 2d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 555

Company F, 2d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 557

Company G, 2d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 56()

Company H, 2d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 562

Company I, 2d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 565

Company K, 2d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 567

History of 3d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 569

Roster of 3d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 571

Field and Staff, 3d Regiment, Potomac Home

Brigade Infantry 571

Company A, 3d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade Infantry 572

Company B, 3d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade Infantry 575

Company C, 3d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade Infantry 579

Company D, 3d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade Infantry 583

Company E, 3d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade Infantry 58g

CONTENTS.

PAGE.

Company F, 3d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 592

Company G, 3d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 595

Company H, 3d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 597

Company I, 3d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 600

Company K, 3d Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 602

Unassigned Men, 3d Regiment, Potomac Home

Brigade Infantry 604

History of 4th Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade

Infantry 605

History of 1st Regiment, Eastern Shore Infantry.. 606

Roster of 1st Regiment, Eastern Shore Infantry 607

Field and Staff, 1st Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry.. 607 Regimental Band, 1st Regiment, Eastern Shore

Infantry 607

Company A, 1st Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 60S

B, 1st Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 610

C, 1st Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 612

D, 1st Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 615

E, 1st Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 616

F, 1st Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 61D

G, 1st Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 621

H, 1st Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 622

I, 1st Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 624

K, 1st Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 626

Unassigned Men, 1st Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 628 History of 2d Regiment, Eastern Shore Infantry... 629

Roster of 2d Regiment, Eastern Shore Infantry 631

Field and Staff, 2d Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry... 631 Company A, 2d Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 632

B, 2d Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 634

C, 2d Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 637

D, 2d Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 639

E, 2d Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 641

F, 2d Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 642

G, 2d Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 644

H, 2d Regt., Eastern Shore Infantry 646

History Independent Company Infantry, "Patapsco

Guards" 650

Roster of Independent Company Infantry, "Patap sco Guards" 651

History of Baltimore, or Dix, Light Infantry Regt. 654 History of "Cole's Cavalry," 1st Regiment, Potomac

Home Brigade Cavalry 655

Roster of "Cole's Cavalry," 1st Regiment, P. H. B.

Cavalry 664

Field and Staff, "Cole's Cavalry," 1st Regiment, P.

H. B. Cavalry 664

Company A, "Cole's Cavalry," 1st Regiment, P. H.

B. Cavalry 666

Company B, "Cole's Cavalry," 1st Regiment, P. H.

B. Cavalry 670

Company C, "Cole's Cavalry," 1st Regiment, P. H.

B. Cavalry 674

Company D, "Cole's Cavalry," 1st Regiment, P. H.

B. Cavalry 677

Company E, "Cole's Cavalry," 1st Regiment, P. H.

B. Cavalry 681

Company F, "Cole's Cavalry," 1st Regiment, P. H.

B. Cavalry 684

Company G, "Cole's Cavalry," 1st Regiment, P. H.

B. Cavalry 686

Company H, "Cole's Cavalry," 1st Regiment, P. H.

B. Cavalry 688

Company I. "Cole's Cavalry," 1st Regiment, P. H.

B. Cavalry 691

Company K, "Cole's Cavalry," 1st Regiment, P. H.

B. Cavalry 693

PAGE. Company L, "Cole's Cavalry," 1st Regiment, P. H.

B. Cavalry 694

Company M, "Cole's Cavalry," 1st Regiment, P. H.

B. Cavalry 698

Unassigned Men, "Cole's Cavalry," 1st Regiment,

P. H. B. Cavalry 700

History of 1st Regiment Cavalry 701

Roster of 1st Regiment Cavalry 704

Field and Staff, 1st Regiment Cavalry 704

Additional Commissioned Officers, 1st Regiment

Cavalry 705

Regimental Band, 1st Regiment Cavalry 705

Company A, 1st Regiment Cavalry 706

B, 1st Regiment Cavalry 709

C, 1st Regiment Cavalry 712

D, 1st Regiment Cavalry 716

E, 1st Regiment Cavalry 720

F, 1st Regiment Cavalry 722

G, 1st Regiment Cavalry 726

H, 1st Regiment Cavalry 728

I, 1st Regiment Cavalry 731

K, 1st Regiment Cavalry 735

L, 1st Regiment Cavalry 738

M, 1st Regiment Cavalry 741

Unassigned Men, 1st Regiment Cavalry 744

History of 2d Regiment Cavalry 748

Roster of 2d Regiment Cavalry 749

Company A, 2d Regiment Cavalry 749

B, 2d Regiment Cavalry 750

C, 2d Regiment Cavalry 752

D, 2d Regiment Cavalry 753

E, 2d Regiment Cavalry 755

History of 3d Regiment Cavalry 757

Roster of 3d Regiment Cavalry 758

Field and Staff, 3d Regiment Cavalry 758

Company A, 3d Regiment Cavalry 759

B, 3d Regiment Cavalry 761

C, 3d Regiment Cavalry 763

D, 3d Regiment Cavalry 765

E, 3d Regiment Cavalry 767

F, 3d Regiment Cavalry 770

G, 3d Regiment Cavalry 772

H, 3d Regiment Cavalry 774

I, 3d Regiment Cavalry 776

K, -3d Regiment Cavalry 779

History of Purnell Legion Cavalry 782

Roster of Purnell Legion Cavalry 783

Company A, Purnell Legion Cavalry 783

B, Purnell Legion Cavalry 785

C, Purnell Legion Cavalry 787

History of Smith's Independent Company Cavalry. 791

Roster of Smith's Independent Company Cavalry.. 792 History of Battery A, Light Artillery (1st),

"Rigby's" 795

Roster of Battery A, Light Artillery (1st), "Rig by's" 797

History of Battery B, Light Artillery (1st),

"Snow's" 803

Roster of Battery B, Light Artillery (1st), "Snow's" 804

History of Battery D, Light Artillery 811

Roster of Battery D, Light Artillery 812

History of Baltimore Battery, Light Artillery,

"Alexander's" 816

Roster of Baltimore Battery, Light Artillery,

"Alexander's" 820

Roster of Battery A, Light Artillery (2d), "Junior

Artillery" 825

History of Battery B, Light Artillery (2d), "Eagle

Artillery" g28

History of Battery A, Light Artillery (2d), "Junior

Artillery" g£4

Roster of Battery B, Light Artillery (2d), "Eagle

Artillery" 829

PREFACE

HE matter of the publication of the records of Maryland troops, who fought for the preservation of the Federal Union during the great Civil War from 1861 to 1865, was inaugurated by the sur vivors of that war, through their representative organization, the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Maryland. The survivors of the Civil War and their descendants in the State of Maryland had, for years, hoped that the example set by the other States of the Union, in the compilation and publication of the records of their heroic sons, would have been an incentive to the people of our State to do likewise, as the record of the gallantry of a part of our people would be the common heritage of all.

Over three decades had passed in fact, a third of a century had rolled on since the close of the greatest civil war history has recorded, and the archives of the State failed to show the muster rolls of her sons, or even a brief record of their splendid achieve ments.

The survivors and their descendants believed that if anything was to be done in the premises, it should be done at once ; moreover, the times were propitious, much of the bitterness and prejudice engendered by the Civil War had passed away, and only its glories and substantial benefits remained.

The Committee on Legislation of the Department of Maryland, Grand Army of the Republic, for the year 1895, had, through the courtesy of Governor Frank Brown and Adjutant-General Douglas, carefully examined such of the muster rolls as were on file in the office of the Adjutant-General of Maryland, and the members of the committee were surprised at the incompleteness and paucity thereof. Not a single regiment or battery was complete, and, in some cases, the muster rolls of entire regiments were miss ing. Consultations were had, whenever practicable, with the survivors of the different regiments, batteries and companies of the commands accredited to the State of Mary land, and estimates were obtained from the War Department to cover missing data. A bill was then drafted by the. committee, and petition and exhibits were prepared. The good offices of Governor Lowndes were asked for, and, upon the assembling of the new Legislature for Maryland in January, 1896, the committee of the Grand Army of the Republic appeared before committees of the Senate and House of Delegates of Mary land and urged action.

The matter was deemed non-partisan and patriotic, and prompt action was urged by a number of distinguished Representatives in both Houses of the General Assembly, especially by Colonel John R. Rouzer, of the House of Delegates, from Frederick County, himself a gallant Union soldier of fine record.

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PREFACE.

The bill, as drafted by the committee of the Grand Army of the Republic, passed both Houses unanimously and was approved by the Governor. The bill, viz., Chapter 134, Acts of 1896, read as follows:

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPLETION'OF THE RECORDS OF THE SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES ACCREDITED TO THE STATE OF MARYLAND, IN THE LATE ClVIL WAR, AND TO PUBLISH THE SAME, AND TO MAKE A SUITABLE APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the Governor shall, within thirty days after the passage of this Act, appoint three citizens., of whom the Adjutant-General of the State shall be one, and the other two of whom shall be representative soldiers who served in actual warfare as a part of the quota of the State of Maryland in the United States Army or Navy during the late Civil War, as Commissioners of the State to carry out the provisions of this Act, as hereinafter provided, and who shall serve without pay.

Section 2. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the said Commissioners under this Act to classify and compile, from the documents in the Adjutant-General's office, the records of the several commands, and the individuals thereof, of Maryland soldiers, sailors and marines serving as a part of the quota of the State of Maryland in the Army and Navy of the United States dur ing the late Civil War, and in case of any deficiency in the record of any individual or com mand in the Adjutant-General's office, they shall be empowered to complete the said deficient records from the records of the War and Navy Departments of the United States, for which purpose the Governor shall, at the request of the said Commissioners, make requisition for the desired information upon the Secretaries of the said Departments, in accordance with the ex isting laws.

Section 3. And be it enacted, That the said Commissioners shall be empowered to employ such clerical aid, and purchase such stationery as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act, the same to be paid for from the appropriation hereinafter provided for. They shall also be em powered to deposit with the War and Navy Departments of the United States, in accord ance with the existing orders of the said Departments, such a sum of money, to be taken from the appropriation hereinafter provided for, or may be required by the Secretaries of the said War and Navy Departments, to secure the United States from liability for any expense in curred in copying and completing from their records the deficient records of Maryland sol diers, sailors and marines, as provided for in Section 2 of this Act.

Section 4. And be it enacted, That the said Commissioners, upon the completion of the said records, shall be empowered to have printed and bound in two or more volumes, one thousand copies of the same, together with brief history of each command, to be distributed as follows: 300 copies to the headquarters of the Department of Maryland, Grand Army of the Republic, for distribu tion to the several Grand Army Posts in the State; 2 copies to each public library and school library in the State; 1 copy to the Adjutant-General of each of the United States for each State Library; 10 copies to the Congressional Library, at Washington, D. C.; the bal ance of the copies to be deposited with the State Librarian, at Annapolis, for distribution as may be deemed proper by the Adjutant-General of the State.

Section 5. And be it enacted, That the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be neces sary, be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to pay for the provisions of this Act; and the Comptroller of the State, upon proper vouchers approved by the said Commissioners or a majority of them, shall, from time to time, draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer for the amounts necessary to pay for clerical aid, for stationery, and for deposit with the War and Navy Departments at Washington, a guarantee fund, as provided for in Section 2 of this Act, and also to pay for the printing, binding and distributing of the copies of the said records, as provided for in Section 4 of this Act.

Section 6. And be it enacted, That the necessary expenses incurred by the said Commissioners in carry ing out the provisions of this Act, not to exceed the sum of one thousand dollars, shall be paid out of the said appropriated sum of fifteen thousand dollars, and the said Comptroller is authorized to draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer therefor, upon receiving an item ized account of such expenses, verified by the affidavit of the said Commissioners, or any one of them.

Seciion 7. And be it enacted, That this Act shall take effect from the date of its passage.

Approved April 2, 1896.

In pursuance of the provisions of this Act, Governor Lowndes appointed a Com mission, consisting of General L. Allison Wilmer, Adjutant-General of Maryland; Dr. James H. Jarrett, late surgeon 7th Regiment Infantry, Maryland Volunteers, and Colonel

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Geo. W. F. Vernon, late Cole's Cavalry, Maryland Volunteers. (Colonel Vernon had been the chairman of the G. A. R. Legislative Committee.)

The Commission organized in the selection of General L. Allison Wilmer as Presi dent and Colonel Geo. W. F. Vernon as Secretary.

The great amount of painstaking labor necessarily involved in the careful and accurate compiling of the individual and collective records of the 62,959 names of those who served in the army and navy from the State of Maryland was increased on account of the difficulty and, in some cases, the impossibility of obtaining accurate data.

The Commission carefully examined the published records of the different States of the Union, and finally adopted as a model the record of the State of Pennsylvania, with some modifications suggested by the records of the State of Minnesota, as being the briefest and yet the most complete and comprehensive record of the individual and the regiment.

The Commission compiled all the data possible from such incomplete records as were found in the office of the Adjutant-General of Maryland.

They invited, by circular letter and otherwise, the active co-operation of the surviv ing veterans of the Civil War representing the different regiments, batteries and com panies, soliciting the loan of retained copies of muster rolls, rosters, historical data, etc., and the advice and counsel of these veterans.

The Commission also requested inspection of the work in hand as it progressed, with a view of correcting errors, more especially in names, dates of enlistment, dis charge, promotions, transfers, casualties, etc.

The Commission then made requisition, through the Governor of Maryland, upon the War Department for the missing data in many cases for the enlisted men of entire regiments, under the provisions of Act of Congress approved March 2, 1895.

The Commission find that, while the records will be in the main accurate and com plete, nevertheless, by reason of the neglect and failure and clerical errors of certain regimental, company and mustering officers in making returns of certain names, promo tions, casualties, etc., the record cannot be made perfect.

The Commission have divided the work into two volumes, one volume embracing all of the troops accredited to the quota of the State of Maryland, and distinctively recog nized as Maryland troops ; the second volume to embrace all of the sailors, marines and colored troops from Maryland who served in the Union army or navy.

The Commission, in preparing the histories of the different regiments, batteries, companies and battalions, realized that the scope of the work entrusted to them did not contemplate more than compendiums; nevertheless, they have as briefly as possible, with the official data at their command and the assistance of survivors of the war, set forth the material facts in connection with the organizations in as fair, just and impartial a manner as the facts at their disposal warranted.

It has been a difficult matter, after the lapse of so many years and the death of so many of the survivors, with so many muster rolls missing and inaccuracies therein, to do complete justice to this work.

To recapitulate, the Commission have derived data and information from the official records of the Adjutant-General's office, at Annapolis, Md., and the War Department, Washington, D. C.; from retained copies of rolls, data and memoranda furnished by

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survivors of the war; from "Regimental Losses of the American Civil War," by Fox; and from J. W. Kirkley's manuscripts of his history of Maryland troops during the Civil War.

While this work may not be as complete as some would wish, while it may be thought that a more particular account of individual deeds should have been given, it must be remembered that the primary object of the publication is to preserve a faithful, true and impartial record of the names and length of service of those Marylanders who served their country in the late conflict, to be held in honor and reverence not only by the survivors and the descendants of their departed comrades in this day and genera tion, but by every patriotic Marylander for generations to come.

L. ALLISON WILMER, j

GEO. W. F. VERNON, >- Commissioners.

JAMES H. JARRETT, )

ADDENDUM.

It is only fair that credit should be given Colonel George W. F. Vernon for his invaluable services as one of the Commission. While all of the members of the Com mission attended meetings and exercised general supervision, the clerical work was under the immediate charge and constant supervision of Colonel Vernon, as Secretary. and he compiled and prepared the historical part of this record.

L. ALLISON WILMER,

President of the Commission.

ABBREVIATIONS.

A. A. A. Gen.. Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Ab Absent.

A. C Army Corps.

Act Acting.

A. D. C Aide-de-Camp.

Adjt Adjutant.

Asst Assistant.

Batt Battalion.

Batt'y Cattery.

Bd Band.

Brig Brigadier.

Capt Captain.

Capt'd Captured.

Cert Certificate.

Chap Chaplain.

Cav Cavalry.

Co Company.

Col Colonel.

Com Commissioned, or Commissary.

Corp'l Corporal.

C. H Coal Heaver.

Des Deserter.

Dept Department.

Dis Dismissed.

Disch Discharged.

Dis'y Disability.

Div Division.

Eng Engineer.

Ex Expiration.

Fir'm Fireman.

Fur Furlough.

Gen General.

G. O. .. .. General Order.

Hos Hospital.

Infty Infantry.

Lieut Lieutenant.

Lds'm Landsman.

Maj Major.

Mil Military.

Muse Musician.

Mus Mustered.

N. C Non- Commissioned.

N. W. Dept Northwest Department.

Pvte Private.

Q. M Quartermaster.

Regt Regiment.

Red Reduced.

Res ; Resigned.

Ret Returned.

Sec Section.

Sergt Sergeant.

Serv Service.

S. O Special Order.

Surg Surgeon.

Sub Subsistence.

Stew Steward.

Team Teamster.

Transf d Transferred.

Vet Veteran.

Vol Volunteer.

V. R. C Veteran Reserve Corps.

Wd Wounded.

Wds Wounds.

Dead.

Transferred.

..Deserted.

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On page

On page

On page

On page 22— In case of Nicholas Laule, name should

read Laul. On page 31— Case of George W. Bantam, should read

Banthem. On page 44— In case of John Keller, rank should read

Corporal.

83— Add name of Chas. B. Bausmith, en listed May, 1861; discharged, Novem ber, 1862; omitted on Muster Roll furnished Commission for compila tion, but service subsequently estab lished.

89_Add name of John G. Yunker, enlisted February 17, 1865; discharged, July 17, 1865; omitted on Muster Roll fur nished Commission for compilation, but service subsequently established. 99— Name of John W. Chapman, Corporal, Company H, Second Regiment, In fantry, Maryland Volunteers, enlist ed August 1, 1861, discharged, Octo ber 3, 1862, omitted. On page 123— In case of Arthur Darry, name should

read Davey.

On page 146— Add name of Jefferson H. Haslam, Drummer, enlisted October, 1861; dis charged, May, 1862; omitted on Mus ter Roll furnished Commission for compilation, but service subsequently established.

On page 156— Case of Thomas S. Norwood, to remarks should be added commissioned First Lieutenant, May, 1865.

On page 166— In case of George F. Groves, date of dis charge should be erased, and in col umn of remarks add: Died whilst a prisoner of war.

On page 172— Case of Jacob R. Tucker, to remarks should be added : Received a medal of honor for gallant and meritorious service on the battle-field and des ignated by Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant as one of the three bravest men of the Army of the Potomac.

On page 182 Add name of Jacob Hoffman, Musician, enlisted September 20, 1861; dis charged, August 13, 1862; omitted on Muster Roll furnished Commission for compilation, but service subse quently established. On page 194 Case of Henry E. O'Neil, should read

Henry E. O'Neill.

On page 194 Case of John T. Conaway, to remarks should be added: Wounded, Antie- tam, Md., September 17, 1862.

On page 195— Case of Charles Hess, remarks should read: Wounded September 17, 1862, battle of Antietam, Md.; taken pris oner at battle of Winchester, June, 1863.

On page 195— Case of William A. Cowen, to remarks should be added: Wounded, Antie tam, Md., September 17, 1862.

On page 195— Case of Samuel Hayward, to remarks should be added: Wounded at An tietam, Md., September 17, 1862.

On page 195— Case of James Fallin, to remarks should be added: Wounded at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862.

On page 196— Case of Stephen Lynch, add in the col umn of remarks: Wounded at An tietam, Md., September 17, 1862.

On page 196— Case of John Rice, add in column of remarks: Wounded, battle of Antie tam, September 17, 1862.

On page 197— Case of Augustus Wroton, to remarks should be added: Wounded at An tietam, Md., September 17, 1862.

On page 218— In case of Gotlieb Degler, name should read Gottep Degler.

On page 233— Case of Augustus Wroton, Company D, 6th Regiment Maryland Infantry, to remarks add: Disability.

On page 233— In case of Jas. L. Haze, name should read Hayes.

On page 233 Case of Captain Chas. A. Damuth, Com pany D, 6th Regiment Maryland In fantry, to remarks add: Wounded at battle of Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864.

On page 247— Case of head line unassigned enlisted offi cers should read unassigned enlisted men.

On page 277— Case of Robt. K. Robinson, surgeon, re marks should read entered the service as assistant surgeon, 2d Md. E. S., March, 1862; asst. surg., 7th Md., Sept. 26, 1862; assigned to 3d Div., 1st A. C.

On page 279— Name of Chas. M. Futtener should read Chas. M. Futterer.

On page 280— Name of Daniel M. Trittle should read Daniel M. Trible, and remarks read wounded May 5, 1864, Wilderness.

On page 281 Case of George W. Beard, remarks should read wdunded May 5, 1864, Wilderness.

On page 281— Case of John M. Anders, remarks should read wounded May 5, 1864, Wilder ness.

On page 281— Case of Isaiah Baker, remarks should read wounded May 8, 1864, Spottsyl- vania.

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On page 281— Case of Andrew J. Brown, remarks

should read color guard, wounded

May 5, 1864, Wilderness. On page 281— Case of Geo. W. Glttings, remarks should

read wounded May 5, 1864, Wilder ness. On page 281— Case of Edw. S. Gernard, remarks should

read wounded May 5, 1864, Wilder ness. On page 281 Case of James W. Hider, remarks should

read wounded May 5, 1864, Wilderness. On page 281— Case of Luther E. Harn, remarks should

read wounded May 8, 1864, Spottsyl-

vania. On page 282— Case of Ezra Keeny, remarks should read

wounded May 5, 1864, Wilderness. On page 282 Case of Treborn G. Miles, remarks should

read wounded May 8, 1864, Spottsylva-

nia; disability. On page 282 Case of Wm. H. Poole, remarks should

read wounded May 5, 1864, Wilderness. On page 282 Case of James Riggs, remarks should

read wounded May 8, 1864, Spottsyl-

vania. On page 282— Case of Wm. H. H. Saylor, remarks

should read wounded May 5, 1864,

Wilderness. On page 283 Case of William Brewer, remarks should

read May 5, 1864. On page 286 Case of Moses Arnold, remarks should

read color guard. On page 288— Case of David R. Coblentz, remarks

should read color guard. On page 291 Case of Hanson F. Fogle, remarks should

read color guard. On page 292 Case of Ephraim Myers, remarks should

read wounded May 5, 1864, Wilderness. On page 292 Case of Chas. W. Mullinix, remarks

should read May 8, 1864. On page 293 Case of George Delauter, remarks should

read wounded May 5, 1864, Wilderness. On page 294 Name of Joshua Mettart should read

Joshua Medtart, and remarks read

wounded May 5, 1864, Wilderness. On page 294 Case of Benjamin F. Powers, remarks

should read wounded May 8, 1864,

Spottsylvania. On page 294 Case of John H. Rice, remarks should

read wounded May 5, 1864, Wilderness. On page 294 Case of Samuel E. Weise, remarks

should read wounded May 5, 1864,

Wilderness. On page 294 Case of Samuel E. Young, remarks

should read wounded May 5, 1864,

Wilderness. On page 295 Case of First Lieutenant Cornell C. Skip-

with, remarks should read disability. On page 295 Case of Second Lieutenant Jos. Robin son, remarks should read disability. On page 295 Case of John S. Creamer, remarks should

read wounded May 5, 1864, Wilder ness. On page 295 Case of Geo. O. Creamer, remarks should

read killed, Wilderness. On page 295 Case of Sylvester M. Dick, remarks

should read color guard, killed,

Spottsylvania. On page 295 Case of Chas. W. Gilbert, remarks should

read wounded May 8, 1864, Spottsyl vania. On page 296 Case of John W. Hawkins, remarks

should read wounded May 5, 1864,

Wilderness. On page 296 Case of George E. Howett, remarks

should read killed, Spottsylvania.

On page 296 Case of Wm. A. Hawkins, remarks should read wounded May 8, 1864, Spottsylvania.

On page 296 Case of Samuel Horner, remarks should read wounded May 5, 1864, Wilder ness.

On page 296 Case of James Johnson, rank should read sergeant.

On page 296 Case of James McCammons, remarks should read wounded May 5, 1864, Wilderness.

On page 296 Case of Edward R. McCommons, remarks should read wounded May 5, 1864, Wil derness.

On page 296 Case of Wm. P. Rogers, remarks should read May 8, 1864, Spottsylvania.

On page 296 Case of Isaac H. Reed, remarks should read wounded May 8, 1864, Spottsylva nia.

On page 296 Name of George Stockam should read George Stockham, and remarks color sergeant.

On page 296 Case of Amos E. Stephens, remarks should read wounded May 5, 1864, Wilderness.

On page 296 Name of Charles Stockam should read Charles Stockham.

On page 296 Case of William Simms, remarks should read wounded May 8, 1864, Spottsyl vania.

On page 296 Case of Chas. J. Thompson, remarks should read wounded May 8, 1864, Spottsylvania.

On page 297 Case of Frisby Hagenberger, remarks should read Spottsylvania.

On page 298 Case of Martin L. Knodle, remarks should read wounded May 5, 1864, Wil derness.

On page 298 Case of Daniel H. Mowen, remarks should read wounded May 8, 1864. Spottsylvania.

On page 298 Case of Hanson McCarter,