2nd Battalion, Maryland Infantry

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Brief History

The 2nd Battalion, Maryland Infantry was often called 1st or 2nd Battalion, formerly the 1st Infantry Battalion, and was organized at Winchester, Virginia in September, 1862. In May, 1864, it surrendered. [1] 

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 152
  • Company A - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 152 - 153 
  • Company B - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 154 
  • Company C - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 155 
  • Company D - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page  156
  • Company E - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 156
  • Company F - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 157
  • Company G - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 158
  • Company H - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 159

2nd Battalion, Maryland Infantry in Goldsborough, W. W. 1972. The Maryland line in the Confederate Army, 1861-1865. Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press. Achives of Maryland Online  Other Library FHL Collection  Familysearch

Other Sources

  • 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 search-able 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.
  • Alphabetical Index of name to Goldsborough, W. W. 1972. The Maryland line in the Confederate Army, 1861-1865. (page 376-449) Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press. - Archive of Maryland Online   FHL Collection  other library
  • Hewett, Janet. 1995. The roster of Confederate soldiers, 1861-1865. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Pub. Co.  975 M2rc FHL Collection   other library
  • McKim, Randolph Harrison. The Second Maryland Infantry : an oration delivered in the State House at Annapolis, Md., on Friday May 7th, 1909 : upon the occasion of the presentation of one of its battle flags to the governor of the state. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990) Fiche 6082476 and A soldier's recollections : leaves from the diary of a young Confederate : with an oration on the motives and aims of the soldiers of the South. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990) FHL Fiche 6082477

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 18 January 2011).