542 SECOND REGIMENT POTOMAC HOME BRIGADE INFANTRY.
The 2d Regiment Potomac Home Brigade Infantry rendered efficient service in
Western Virginia, in the autumn and winter of 1863.
The 2d Regiment Potomac Home Brigade Infantry formed a part of the Army of
General David Hunter, who advanced down the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as far as
Lynchburg, Va., on the James river, in June, 1864, after the arrival of reinforcements of
Early's Confederate Army at Lynchburg and the retreat of the Army of Western Vir-
ginia. The 2d Regiment Potomac Home Brigade Infantry marched with that army, and
when Early's Army was in turn driven back from Maryland to Virginia, the 2d Regiment
Potomac Home Brigade Infantry formed a part of the Union Army in pursuit, and par-
ticipated in the fight at Snicker's Gap, Va., July 18, 1864.
From thence the 2d Regiment Potomac Home Brigade Infantry marched to Western
Virginia again, where the original men not re-enlisted as veterans were mustered out of
service on the expiration of their terms of enlistment, in the autumn of 1864, and the
battalion, composed of veterans and recruits, continued in the military service in the
Department of West Virginia until the close of the war, and were mustered out of
service May 29, 1865.
The 2d Regiment Potomac Home Brigade Infantry, with its Cavalry Company F,
participated, either by detachments or as an organization, in the following engagements,
viz.: Springfield, Va., August 23, 1861; Blue House, Va., August 26, 1861; South
Branch Bridge, Md., October 23, 1861; Springfield, Va., October 26, 1861; South Branch
Wire Bridge, October 26, 1861; Great Cacapon Bridge, Va., January 4, 1862; Vance's
Ford, near Romney, Va., September 17, 1862; Charlestown, Va., May 15, 1863; Summit
Point, Va., October 7, 1863; Charlestown, Va., October 18, 1863; Burlington, Va.,
November 16,1863; Ridgeville, Va., January 4,1864; Moorefield Junction, Va., Januarys,
1864; Medley, Va., January 80, 1864; Lynchburg, Va., June 18, 1864; Salem, Va., June
21, 1864; South Branch Bridge, Va., July 4, 1864; Sir John's Run, Va., July 6, 1864;
Snicker's Gap, Va., July 18, 1864; Martinsburg, Va., 1864; Back Creek Bridge, Va.,
1864; Hancock, Md., 1864; Green Spring Run, Va., 1864.
The following death casualties were incurred by the 2d Regiment Potomac Home
Brigade Infantry, Maryland Volunteers, during the Civil War, viz.: Killed in battle,
one (1) commissioned officer and nine (9) enlisted men—total, ten (10); died of disease,
wounds, etc., eighty-four (84) enlisted men; or an aggregate death list of ninety-four (94).