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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Maryland|Maryland]] > Caroline County'' [[Image:MD Caroline map.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Maryland|Maryland ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Caroline_County,_Maryland|Caroline County]]''
  
[[Image:Caroline County Boundary Map.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Caroline County Boundary Map]]
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Guide to '''Caroline County Maryland genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
== [http://www.carolinemd.org/ County Courthouse]  ==
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Office of the Commissioners of Caroline County<br>109 Market Street<br>Room 123<br>Denton, Maryland 21629  
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| founded year = 1773
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| founded date = June 15
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| seat = Denton
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| building address = Caroline County Courthouse<br> P O&nbsp;Box 207<br>109 Market Street Room 123<br>Denton, Maryland 21629 <br>Phone: 410-479-1811<br>[http://www.carolinemd.org/ '''Caroline County Website'''] }}
  
== History  ==
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*Named for Lady Caroline Eden, wife of Maryland's last appointed royal colonial governor, Robert Eden, 1st Baronet of Maryland before he was usurped&nbsp;by the Annapolis Convention in 1776.<br>
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== [http://www.carolinemd.org/ Caroline County Maryland Courthouse]  ==
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<br><br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records from1774; Register of wills has death and probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Caroline, Maryland page 317, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== Caroline County Maryland History  ==
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*Named for Lady Caroline Eden, wife of Maryland's last appointed royal colonial governor, Robert Eden, 1st Baronet of Maryland before he was usurped&nbsp;by the Annapolis Convention in 1776.<br>  
 
*Pig Point was the county seat. The name has since been renamed Denton.<br>
 
*Pig Point was the county seat. The name has since been renamed Denton.<br>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
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*'''1773''' Caroline County was created 15 June 1773 from [[Dorchester County, Maryland|Dorchester]] and [[Queen Anne's County, Maryland|Queen Anne's]] Counties.'''County seat:''' Denton.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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*'''1773''' Caroline County was created 15 June 1773 from [[Dorchester County, Maryland|Dorchester]] and [[Queen Anne's County, Maryland|Queen Anne's]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Denton.
  
 
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*Lost censuses: 1790, 1890
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== Caroline County Maryland Places/Localities  ==
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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[[Dorchester County, Maryland|Dorchester]] | [[Queen Anne's County, Maryland|Queen Anne's]] | [[Talbot County, Maryland|Talbot]] | '''Delaware''' counties: [[Kent County, Delaware|Kent]] | [[Sussex County, Delaware|Sussex]]  
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'''Maryland''' counties:
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== Caroline County Maryland Genealogy Resources  ==
  
 
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==== Census  ====
 
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Federal Census reports available 1790-1930 including slave and veterans schedules.<br>
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Federal Census reports available 1800-1930 including slave and veterans schedules. {{Census|Maryland}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
Maryland State Archives' ''[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/religion/cfm/dsp_county.cfm Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions]'' identifies all churches known to have existed in Caroline County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions.
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Maryland State Archives' ''[http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/religion/cfm/dsp_county.cfm Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions]'' identifies all churches known to have existed in Caroline County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions.  
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===== Church of England  =====
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]&nbsp;See also [[St. Johns Parish, Caroline, Maryland|St. John's Parish]]
  
 
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
 
*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
 
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family  
 
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family  
*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth_Shown_Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
  
'''''Bibliography'''''
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'''''General'''''
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*Barnes, Robert W., F. Edward Wright, Vernon L. Skinner and Henry C. Peden. ''Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland''. 23 vols. Westminster, Md.: Family Line, 1996-2003; Lewes, Del.: Delmarva Roots and Colonial Roots, 2007. {{FHL|767097|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.21 D2b v. 1}} ff. [Caroline County families appear in Vols. 7 and 11.]
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'''''Bibliography'''''  
  
 
*'''[Genn]''' Hillman, Ralph E. "James Genn of Northumberland County, Virginia, and Some of His Descendants," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 72, No. 1 (Jan. 1997):32-38; Vol. 72, No. 2 (Apr. 1997):101-108.  
 
*'''[Genn]''' Hillman, Ralph E. "James Genn of Northumberland County, Virginia, and Some of His Descendants," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 72, No. 1 (Jan. 1997):32-38; Vol. 72, No. 2 (Apr. 1997):101-108.  
*'''[Wright]''' Wright, Charles W. ''The Wright Ancestry of Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico Counties Maryland''. Baltimore: Baltimore City Printing and Binding Co., 1907. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=195603&disp=The+Wright+ancestry+of+Caroline%2C+Dorch%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]; digital versions at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH15,61663 BYU Family History Archives] and&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=iRVlAAAAMAAJ Google Books] (full-view).
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*'''[Wright]''' Wright, Charles W. ''The Wright Ancestry of Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico Counties Maryland''. Baltimore: Baltimore City Printing and Binding Co., 1907. Available at {{FHL|195603|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital versions at {{FSbook|9848}}
  
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives] has uploaded free images and indexes to the complete series of Caroline County Deed Books (1774-present). Visit their site to find the land records that interest you: [http://mdlandrec.net/msa/stagser/s1700/s1741/cfm/index.cfm MDLandRec.Net:&nbsp;A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Free registration is required.)
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[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives] has uploaded free images and indexes to the complete series of Caroline County Deed Books (1774-present). Visit their site to find the land records that interest you: [http://mdlandrec.net/msa/stagser/s1700/s1741/cfm/index.cfm MDLandRec.Net:&nbsp;A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland]. (Free registration is required.)  
  
 
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Caroline County men served in the [[5th Maryland Regiment (Revolutionary War)|5th Maryland Regiment]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "5th Maryland Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5th_Maryland_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.</ref>
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*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Caroline County on page 127.]
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*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Caroline County, pp. 139-140. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
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*Wright, F. Edward Caroline County (Maryland) militia in the War of 1812,&nbsp; (1977) pages 65.
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<br>Civil War service men from Caroline County served in various regiments. Men often joi,&nbsp; cned a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Caroline County.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry|1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry]], Company D, E, F, and G<br>
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*[http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagsere/se1/se4/000000/html/index.html Probate Records, Colonial Index, 1634-1777] online at Maryland State Archives website - free
  
 
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*'''[1783] '''[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/stagser/s1400/s1437/html/1437ca.html Caroline County Tax List of 1783]: This is an alphabetical index to names to all property owners assessed. The index cards at the [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives] include county, hundred, names of tracts of land and whether individuals were paupers or single males as provided in the law.
  
 
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'''''Death'''''
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*[http://mdvitalrec.net/cfm/index.cfm Maryland Death Certificate Index 1898-1944], available online, courtesy: Vital Records Indexing Project, [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives].
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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:*'''1774-1815''' - Cranor, Henry Downes. "Marriage Licenses of Caroline County, Maryland, 1774-1815," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' '''1774-1778:''' Vol. 28 (1904):209-215; '''1779-1799:''' Vol. 28 (1904):320-345; '''1800-1815:''' Vol. 28 (1904):428-455. For free online access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Historical_Society_of_Pennsylvania._Pennsylvania_Magazine_of_History_and_Biography WeRelate].
  
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:*'''1898-1944''' - [http://mdvitalrec.net/cfm/index.cfm Maryland Death Certificate Index 1898-1944], available online, courtesy: Vital Records Indexing Project, [http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives].
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== Caroline County Maryland Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Caroline County Maryland Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdcaroli/ The Caroline County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdcaroli/ The Caroline County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/refserv/library/periodicals/perbib/html/bibc.html "Caroline Co.,"] in ''Genealogical Sources in Periodicals at The Maryland State Archives.''
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/caroline/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Caroline County.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/caroline/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Caroline County.  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/md/caroline/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Caroline County. (Backup site)  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/caroline/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Caroline County. (Backup site)  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=189668&subject_disp=Maryland%2C+Caroline&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Caroline County.
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*{{FHL|Maryland%2C+Caroline|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Caroline County.
 
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Guide to Caroline County Maryland genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Caroline County, Maryland
Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Caroline County
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maryland
Location of Maryland in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 15, 1773
County Seat Denton
Courthouse
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Address Caroline County Courthouse
P O Box 207
109 Market Street Room 123
Denton, Maryland 21629
Phone: 410-479-1811
Caroline County Website



Contents

Caroline County Maryland Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Caroline County, Maryland Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1898 1774 1898 1800 1774 1688





Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records from1774; Register of wills has death and probate records. [1]

Caroline County Maryland History

  • Named for Lady Caroline Eden, wife of Maryland's last appointed royal colonial governor, Robert Eden, 1st Baronet of Maryland before he was usurped by the Annapolis Convention in 1776.
  • Pig Point was the county seat. The name has since been renamed Denton.

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1890

Caroline County Maryland Places/Localities

Populated Places

Caroline County Boundary Map.jpg
Towns
  • Denton
  • Federalsburg
  • Goldsboro
  • Greensboro
  • Henderson
  • Hillsboro
  • Marydel
  • Preston
  • Ridgely
  • Templeville
Communities
  • American Corner
  • Andersontown
  • Baltimore Corner
  • Bethlehem
  • Burrsville
  • Choptank
  • Gilpin Point
  • Grove
  • Harmony
  • Hickman
  • Hobbs
  • Jumptown
  • Ninetown
  • Oakland
  • Oil City
  • Tanyard
  • Tuckahoe Neck
  • Two Johns
  • Reliance
  • Whiteleysburg
  • Williston

Neighboring Counties

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Maryland counties:

Delaware counties:

Caroline County Maryland Genealogy Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Federal Census reports available 1800-1930 including slave and veterans schedules. For tips on accessing Caroline County, Maryland census records online, see: Maryland Census.

Church

Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions identifies all churches known to have existed in Caroline County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions.

Church of England

go to See also St. John's Parish

Court

Family Histories

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]

General

  • Barnes, Robert W., F. Edward Wright, Vernon L. Skinner and Henry C. Peden. Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. 23 vols. Westminster, Md.: Family Line, 1996-2003; Lewes, Del.: Delmarva Roots and Colonial Roots, 2007. FHL US/CAN Book 975.21 D2b v. 1 ff. [Caroline County families appear in Vols. 7 and 11.]

Bibliography

  • [Genn] Hillman, Ralph E. "James Genn of Northumberland County, Virginia, and Some of His Descendants," The American Genealogist, Vol. 72, No. 1 (Jan. 1997):32-38; Vol. 72, No. 2 (Apr. 1997):101-108.
  • [Wright] Wright, Charles W. The Wright Ancestry of Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico Counties Maryland. Baltimore: Baltimore City Printing and Binding Co., 1907. Available at FHL; digital versions at FamilySearch Books Online

Gazetteers

Land

Maryland State Archives has uploaded free images and indexes to the complete series of Caroline County Deed Books (1774-present). Visit their site to find the land records that interest you: MDLandRec.Net: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Free registration is required.)

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War

Caroline County men served in the 5th Maryland Regiment.[2]

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Caroline County on page 127.]
War of 1812
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Caroline County, pp. 139-140. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  • Wright, F. Edward Caroline County (Maryland) militia in the War of 1812,  (1977) pages 65.




Civil War


Civil War service men from Caroline County served in various regiments. Men often joi,  cned a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Caroline County.


- 1st Regiment, Maryland Eastern Shore Infantry, Company D, E, F, and G

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

  • [1783] Caroline County Tax List of 1783: This is an alphabetical index to names to all property owners assessed. The index cards at the Maryland State Archives include county, hundred, names of tracts of land and whether individuals were paupers or single males as provided in the law.

Vital Records

Marriage
  • 1774-1815 - Cranor, Henry Downes. "Marriage Licenses of Caroline County, Maryland, 1774-1815," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 1774-1778: Vol. 28 (1904):209-215; 1779-1799: Vol. 28 (1904):320-345; 1800-1815: Vol. 28 (1904):428-455. For free online access, see WeRelate.
Death

Caroline County Maryland Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Caroline County Maryland Genealogy Websites

Caroline County Maryland Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Caroline, Maryland page 317, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "5th Maryland Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5th_Maryland_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.