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1st Maryland Regiment,
Potomac Home Brigade

First Corps HQ Flag First Division Twelfth Corps fla

 

The monument to the First Maryland Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade Volunteer Infantry is south of Gettysburg on Slocum Avenue near Spangler's Spring. (39.814727° N, 77.216718° W; map)

 

About the monument

The granite monument stands 12' tall. It is capped with the star symbol of the Twelfth Army Corps with a relief of a bayonet and cartridge box on its face, supported by rolled bedrolls. A round bronze Seal of the State of Maryland is inset in the center of the front. Just above the base on the front is a relief of a forage cap on top of laurel branches. The monument was dedicated on October 25th,1888 by the State of Maryland.

 

The 1st Maryland, Potomac Home Brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel William P. Maulsby, a lawyer from Frederick.

 

 

From the front of the monument:

 

1st Maryland
Regiment
Potomac Home
Brigade
Vol. Infantry
Colonel Wm. P. Maulsby
Lockwood's Independent
Brigade
12th Corps

Maryland's Tribute
to her loyal sons

 

From the right side:

 

July 2nd reinforced
the left wing between
5 and 6 o'clock p.m.
charging under the
immediate direction
of Gen. Meade and
recapturing three
pieces of artillery
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July 3rd engaged the
enemy at this point
from 5 to 6 o'clock a.m.
At 11 a.m. went to the
assistance of the
2nd Div., 12th Corps
engaging the enemy
there for about
four hours.

 

From the let side:

 

Effective strength 739
----
Casualties
killed 23, wounded 80
missing 1, total 104
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Organized at
Frederick, Md
from Aug. 15th to
Dec. 13th 1861.
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Principal engagements
Maryland Heights, Md
Sept. 13th 1862
Gettysburg , Pa.
July 2d - 3d 1863.
Monocacy, Md
July 9th 1864,
and eight skirmishes.

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Mustered out May 29th 1865.

 

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1st Maryland Regiment Potomac Home Brigade monument at Gettysburg
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