The Purnell Legion lost 7 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 24 enlisted men by disease, a total of 31. Company A is honored with a monument at Gettysburg.

Company A

1861
September to
November
Company A organized at Pikesville; attached to Dix’s Command, Baltimore, Md.
1862
July Attached to Lockwood’s Brigade, District of the Eastern Shore, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department; Duty on the eastern shore of Maryland and in St. Mary’s County, Md.
1863
January Attached to 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps
June Attached to 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps. The company was stationed at the Monocacy River Bridge outside Frederick, Maryland with a section of the 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery. As Lee’s invasion of Pennsylvania unfolded it was withdrawing to Baltimore when it was almost overrun by Stuart’s cavalry raid. The company then attached itself to McIntosh’s Cavalry Brigade of the Army of the Potomac, accompanying it to Gettysburg.
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

Commanded by Capt. Robert E. Duvall. The company brought 78 men to the field and had no casualties.

July 14 Near Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.
December Attached to 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps
1865
July 28 Mustered out

 

Company B

1861
September to November Company B organized at Pikesville; attached to Dix’s Command, Baltimore, Md., Middle Department; On special service in Maryland and Delaware and at Annapolis, Md.
1862
July Unattached, 8th Army Corps, Maryland and Delaware
1863
January Annapolis, Md.
1864
May Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
May 28 Dismounted
June 7 Joined Purnell Legion Infantry in Army of the Potomac
June 7-12 Battles about Cold Harbor
June 16-19 First Assault on Petersburg
June 16 –
October 26
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 Springs Church
October 2-5 Chapel House
October 7-8 Peeble’s Farm
October 26 Mustered out.
November 17 Veterans and Recruits transferred to 8th Maryland Infantry

 

Company C

1862
September Company C organized at Baltimore, Md. and attached to Defenses of Baltimore, Md., 8th Corps, Middle Department; At Camp Bradford
1863
January 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps
February 5 Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., then to Drummendsville, Va., and to Wilmington, Del., and duty there
June 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps
July District of Delaware, Middle Department
1864
May Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
May 28 Dismounted
June 7 Joined Purnell Legion Infantry in Army of the Potomac
June 7-12 Battles about Cold Harbor
June 16-19 First Assalt on Petersburg, Va.
June 16 to
October 26
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 Springs Church
October 2-5 Chapel House
October 7-8 Peeble’s Farm
October 26 Mustered out
November 17 Veterans and Recruits transferred to 8th Maryland Infantry