United States Regiments & Batteries > Maryland

The 8th Maryland Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 54 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 70 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

August Organized at Baltimore, Md. under Colonel Andrew W. Denison
September 18 Moved from Baltimore to the Antietam, Md. Attached to Kenly’s Maryland Brigade, Defenses Upper Potomac, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department
September 20-21 Defense of Williamsport, Md.
October-December Duty between Williamsport and Hagerstown, Md.
December 11-12 Moved to Maryland Heights
March Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps
April 9 At Bolivar Heights
April 30 Moved to Grafton and Clarksburg, W. Va. to repel Invasion
May 1-26 Operations against Jones and Imboden
May 26 Return to Maryland Heights
June 30 Retreat to Frederick, Md. and guard bridges over the Monocacy. Attached to Maryland Brigade, French’s Command, 8th Army Corps
July 7 Reoccupation of Maryland Heights
July 10 The Maryland Brigade was became the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, near Boonsborough, Md.
July 12-24 Pursuit of Lee to Warrenton, Va.
July 25-27 At Warrenton Junction, Va.
August 4-
September 16
Near Rappahannock Station
September 16-18 Advance to the Rapidan
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
October 14 Bristoe Station
October 19 Haymarket
October 24-
November 23
Guard Orange & Alexandria Railroad
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
December-May Near Culpeper. The Maryland Brigade was redesignated the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps


February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
March The Maryland Brigade was redesignated the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps
May 3-June 15 Campaign from the Rapidan to the James
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8
Laurel Hill

The Maryland Brigade lost 189 men in the attack on Laurel Hill. It is honored there by the Maryland Brigade monument.

May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 12 Assault on the Salient (“Bloody Angle”)
May 19
Harris Farm (Fredericksburg Road)
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 23 Jericho Ford
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12 Cold Harbor
June 1-3 Bethesda Church
June Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps
June 16-18 Before Petersburg
June 16 Siege of Petersburg
June 22-23 Jerusalem Plank Road
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)
August 18-21 Weldon Railroad
September 29-October 2 Poplar Grove Church
October 2-5 Yellow House
October 7-8 Peeble’s Farm
October 8 Davis House
October 27-28 Boydton Plank Read, Hatcher’s Run
December 7-12 Warren’s Raid on Weldon Railroad
February 5-7 Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
March 29 Lewis Farm near Gravelly Run
March 31 White Oak Road
April 1
Five Forks
April 2 Fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

May 1-12 March to Washington, D.C.
May 23 Grand Review
May 31 Mustered out