United States Regiments & Batteries > Maryland > 8th Maryland Infantry Regiment

The 8th Maryland 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, Maryland under the command of Colonel Andrew W. Denison.
September 18 Moved from Baltimore to the Antietam, Maryland. Attached to Kenly’s Maryland Brigade, Defenses Upper Potomac, 8th Corps, Middle Department
September 20-21 Defense of Williamsport, Maryland.
October-December Duty between Williamsport and Hagerstown, Maryland.
December 11-12 Moved to Maryland Heights.
March Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Corps
April 9 At Bolivar Heights
April 30 Moved to Grafton and Clarksburg, West Virginia to repel Invasion
May 1-26 Operations against Jones and Imboden
May 26 Returned to Maryland Heights
June 30 Retreat to Frederick, Maryland and guarded bridges over the Monocacy. Attached to Maryland Brigade, French’s Command, 8th Corps
July 7 Reoccupation of Maryland Heights.
July 10 The Maryland Brigade became the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st 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 Corps
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
March The Maryland Brigade was redesignated the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th 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


June 1-12

Cold Harbor

June 1-3 Bethesda Church
June Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th 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 The 8th Maryland Infantry Regiment mustered out