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instructions to keep up communication between Washington and the Army of the
Potomac, then moving to attack General Lee's Confederate Army, invading Penn-
On the 6th of July, 1863, the Fourth Regiment, with the First and Eighth Maryland
Infantry Regiments, were ordered to make a forced march to, and recapture Harper's
Ferry, which they did after a brisk engagement. .
On the 10th day of July, 1863, the Fourth Regiment, with the Maryland Brigade,
joined the Army of the Potomac, and became the Third Brigade, Third Division, First
The Fourth Regiment marched with the Army of the Potomac to Warrenton, Va.,
in the latter part of July, 1863, and took an active part in the campaign that followed,
under General Meade in Eastern Virginia, in the summer and autumn of 1863.
In March, 1864, the Fourth Regiment, with the Maryland Brigade, became the
Third Brigade, Second Division, Fifth Army Corps.
On the 5th day of May, 1864, the Fourth Maryland Infantry Regiment, with the
Maryland Brigade, took its place in line of battle at the Wilderness, Va., and actively
participated in all of the ensuing battles, engagements, marches, sufferings and hard-
ships incident to the movements of the Maryland Brigade, with the Army of the Poto-
mac at the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad and Five Forks,
until the final surrender at Appomattox, Va., April 9, 1865.
After the surrender of General Lee's Confederate Army at Appomattox, the Fourth
Regiment marched to Arlington Heights, Va., where it was mustered out of the military
service of the United States, May 31, 1865.
The casualties incurred by the Fourth Maryland Infantry Regiment during' the
Civil War were as follows: Killed, 3 commissioned officers and 32 enlisted men ; total,
35 ; died of disease, etc., 1 commissioned officer and 72 enlisted men ; total 73, or an
aggregate of 108 men.
The Fourth Regiment of Infantry during the war marched 1089 miles, and traveled
by rail 649 miles, a total of 1738 miles.
In additition to the numerous engagements in which the Fourth Regiment of
Infantry participated, the following named battles have been officially promulgated by
the War Department, U. S. Army, in which this regiment bore an honorable part, viz.:
Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Tolopotomy, Bethesda Church, Petersburg,
Hatcher's Run, Weldon Railroad, Chapel House.