The 5th Maryland Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 1 officer and 63 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 6 officers and 91 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. There are two monuments to the 5th Maryland at Antietam.
|September||Organized at Baltimore, Maryland under Colonel William L. Schley. Attached to Dix’s Division, Baltimore. Camp at LaFayette Square, Baltimore, Md.|
|March 11||Ordered to Fortress Monroe, Va.|
|March||Duty at Fort Monroe|
|July||At Suffolk, Va. Attached to Weber’s Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia|
|September 8-16||Moved to Washington, D. C., then to Antietam, Md. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
The regiment was commanded by Major Leopold Blumenberg until he was seriously wounded, when Captain William W. Bamberger took command. He was then shot through both lungs, and Captain Salome Marsh took over although being lightly wounded.
From the main regimental monument at Antietam:
Advanced to the knoll above the Bloody Lane, 300 feet in rear of this marker. Loss 43 killed, 123 wounded.
From the monument to Companies A & I, a short distance to the north:
This stone marks the extreme advance of Weber’s Brigade French’s Div. 2nd Army Corps. Can their glory ever fade.
From the brigade marker at Antietam:
Weber’s Brigade, forming the advance of French’s Division, encountered the enemy near Roulette’s house at about 9:15 A.M., pushed them back to the Bloody Lane and gained a position on the high ground about 60 yards north of this point. Here the Brigade became engaged in an obstinate contest with the enemy which was maintained until, having lost one third of its numbers in killed or wounded, it was relieved by Morris’ Brigade and withdrawn to the vicinity of Roulette’s house where it remained until the close of the day.
|September 22||Moved to Harper’s Ferry|
|October 16-17||Reconnaissance to Charleston|
|December||Assigned to Point of Rocks Defenses, Upper Potomac, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department. At Point of Rocks and Maryland Heights protecting Baltimore & Ohio Railroad|
|March||Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps|
|March 9||Captain William Bamberger was discharged due to disability from his Antietam wounds.|
|June 2||Moved to Winchester, Va.|
Second Battle of Winchester
Most of the regiment was captured in the rout of Milroy’s force at Stephenson Depot.
|June||Those not captured at Winchester to Bloody Run, Pa., and Loudon, Pa.|
|July||Duty in the Defenses of Baltimore, Middle Department, 8th Army Corps|
|January||Assigned to the District of Delaware, Middle Department|
|June 4||Ordered to join Army in the field; assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James|
|June 16||Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va.|
|July 30||Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)|
|August||Duty in trenches before Petersburg assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps|
|September 4||Colonel Schley was relieved from command and ordered to appear before a Board of Examination.|
|September 28-30||Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights|
|October 6||Colonel Schley resigned.|
|October 27-28||Battle of Fair Oaks|
|November||Duty in trenches before Richmond|
|November 22||Former Captain William Bamberger returned to the regiment as lieutenant colonel.|
|December||Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps|
|April 3||Occupation of Richmond|
|April 3-9||Pursuit of Lee to Appomattox Court House|
Appomattox Court House
Surrender of Lee and his army.
|May||Duty in the Dept. of Virginia|
|May 1||Lieutenant Colonel William W. Bamberger was promoted to colonel.|
|September 1||Mustered out at Fredericksburg, Va.|