1st Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home BrigadeEdit This Page
From FamilySearch Wiki
This regiment was organized at Frederick City, Maryland, August 15 to December 13, 1861. It mustered out August to December 1864. Designation changed to 13th Maryland Infantry April 8 1865. 
For mor information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 1st Regiment Potomac Home Brigade Infantry, (accessed 21 March 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
- Officers, Non-Commissioned Offices and Staff - see Roster on page 485
- Company A - many men from Frederick County - see Roster on page 486 - 491
- Company B - many men from Frederick County - see Roster on page 492 - 498
- Company C - many men from Baltimore City, Baltimore County - see Roster on page 499 - 501
- Company D - many men from Frederick County - see Roster on page 502 - 505
- Company E - many men from Washington County - see Roster on page 505 - 510
- Company F - many men from Washington County - see Roster on page 510 - 515
- Company G - many men from Baltimore, Carroll, and Frederick counties - see Roster on page 516 - 523
- Company H - many men from Washington County - see Roster on page 523 - 529
- Company I - many men from Frederick County - see Roster on page 529 - 534
- Company K - many men from Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Frederick County- see Roster on page 534 - 540
The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 1st Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade, in L. Allison Wilmer, J. H. Jarrett, and Geo. W. F. Vernon. 1898. History and roster of Maryland volunteers, war of 1861-5. Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co. other library INTERNET ARCHIVE FHL Collection
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Maryland in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Maryland in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Maryland, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
Future Changes to the Wiki
Changes are coming to the FamilySearch Research Wiki in the near future. Find out more on the Wiki Community News page.Community News