FIRST REGIMENT, EASTERN SHORE INFANTRY.
THE First Eastern Shore Regiment of Infantry, Maryland Volun-
teers, was organized at Cambridge, Maryland, in September, 1861,
to serve three years.
Company A was mustered out of service August 16, 1862, in
accordance with orders from the War Department.
On the expiration of the term of service of the regiment the
original members (except veterans) were mustered out, and the
organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in service until February 23,
1865, when it was consolidated with the 11th Regiment of Infantry.
Companies A, B and G were recruited in Dorchester County, Companies D, E, F and
G in Caroline County, Company H in Talbot County, Company I at Baltimore City, and
Company K in Somerset County.
The 1st Eastern Shore Regiment of Infantry, immediately after its organization,
was assigned to special duty on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
In November, 1861, it formed a part of General Lock wood's Brigade in its expedition
into and pacification of the Counties of Accomac and Northampton, the eastern shore
counties of Virginia.
Upon the invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania by General Robert E. Lee's Con-
federate Army in June, 1863, the 1st Eastern Shore Regiment of Infantry asked to be
sent to the Army of the Potomac at the front, and, with General Lockwood's Brigade,
the regiment was transported to Baltimore, and thence marched to the battlefield of
Gettysburg, which it reached on the morning of July 3, 1863, and immediately went
into action with the 12th Army Corps on Culp's Hill, where it did good service.
After the battle of Gettysburg the 1st Regiment, Eastern Shore Infantry, continued
with the Army of the Potomac until Lee's Confederate Army was driven out of Maryland,
when, after a brief duty on the upper Potomac, the regiment again returned to the
Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia, where it continued in the performance of
special duty until its consolidation with 11th Regiment of Infantry, Maryland Volunteers.
During its term of service the 1st Regiment, Eastern Shore Infantry, marched seven
hundred and sixty (760) miles, was transported by rail two hundred and eighty-three
(283) miles, and by water one thousand three hundred and twenty-three (1323) miles.
The death list of the 1st Regiment, Eastern Shore Infantry, during its term of service
was as follows: Killed in battle, nine (9) enlisted men ; died of disease, wounds, etc.,
fifty-two (52) enlisted men; or an aggregate loss by death of sixty-one (61).