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History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-6, Volume 1
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702 FIRST REGIMENT CAVALRY.

Companies H and I, of the 1st Maryland Cavalry, who had remained in the
Shenandoah Valley, became a part of the garrison at Harper's Ferry, Va., and ren-
dered very gallant service at the time of its siege and capture by the enemy, Sep-
tember 15, 1862, when it was concluded to surrender the garrison; these two companies
of the 1st Maryland Cavalry joined the cavalry column, who cut their way through
the enemy's lines.

The 1st Maryland Cavalry formed a part of General Stoneman's cavalry column
during his raid through the enemy's lines in Virginia, April and May, 1863. At the
famous cavalry fight at Brandy Station, Va., June 9, 1863, the 1st Maryland Cavalry
acted with distinguished gallantry. The regiment was an active participant in all of
the cavalry fights that ensued and culminated at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July
1-3, 1863, when the Confederate Cavalry Division of General J. E. B. Stuart was
signally defeated and driven back.

The 1st Maryland Cavalry continued with the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the
Potomac until assigned for a short time to duty with the Army of the James. After
General Sheridan's return from the Shenandoah Valley to the Army of the Potomac,
the 1st Maryland Cavalry became a part of that famous cavalry corps, and they ren-
dered signal service at the battle of Five Forks, April 1, 1865, and during the brilliant
maneuvers by the cavalry corps that resulted in the surrender of Lee's Army at
Appomattox Court House, Va., April 9, 1865.

The 1st Maryland Cavalry participated in the following skirmishes and battles,
either in whole or in part, during the Civil War, viz.: Balls Bluff, Va., January 4,
1862; Stone's Cross Roads, Va., January 4, 1862; Bath, Va., January 4, 1862; Alpine
Depot, Va., January 4, 1862; Hancock, Md., January 5 and 6, 1862; Bloomery Gap, Va.,
January 7, 1862; Bloomery Gap, Va., February 14, 1862; Middletown, Md., May 24,
1862; Winchester, VaŤ, May 24, 1862; Charlestown, Va., May 28, 1862; Harper's Ferry,
Va., June 9, 1862; Rapidan Station, Va., July 13, 1862, Madison Court House, Va.,
August 8, 1862; Cedar Mountain, Va.? August 9, 1862; Rappahannock Station, Va., Au-
gust 22, 1862; Freeman's Ford, Va., August 22, 1862; White Sulphur Springs, Va.,
August 23, 1862: Centreville, Va., August 28,1862; Gainesville, Va., August 28, 1862;
Grovetown, Va., August 29, 1862; Bull Run, Va., August 30, 1862; Boonesboro, Md.,
September 7, 1862; Maryland Heights, Md., September 13, 1862; Sharpsburg, Md., Sep-
tember 15, 1862; Manassas Junction, Va., October 23, 1862j Fredericksburg, Va., De-
cember 13, 1862; Dumfries, Va., December 27, 1862; Stoneman's Raid, Va., April and
May, 1863j Brandy Station, Va., June 9, 1863; Beverly Ford, Va., June 9, 1863; Aldie,
Va., June 19, 1863; Middleburg, Va., June 23, 1863; Upperville, Va., June 23, 1863;
Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3, 1863; Middletown, Md., July 5, 1863; Shepherdstown, Va.,
July 14,1863: Culpepper, Va., September 14, 1863; Rapidan Station, Va., September 16,
1863; White Sulphur Springs, October 13, 1863; Bristoe Station, October 14, 1863; Mine
Run, Va., November 26 to December 2, 1863; Bermuda Hundred, Va., June 17, 1864;
Richmond and Petersburg Railroad, Va., June 19, 1864; Deep Bottom, Va., July 27,
1864; Flussen's Mill, Va., August 14, 1864; Deep Run, Va., August 16-18, 1864; Siege
of Petersburg, Va., August 25, September 27,1864; Chaffin's Farm, Va., September 29,
1864; Darbeytown Road, Va., October 13, 1864; Fair Oaks, Va., October 27, 1864;
Smithfield, Va., December 7, 1864; Five Forks, Va. (Dinwiddie County), April 1, 1865;

 

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