5th Maryland Infantry (US)

   

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Muster In: Organized at Baltimore, Md., September, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out September 1, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel William L. Schley
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Lieutenant Colonel Solome Marsh
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Lieutenant Colonel William W. Bamberger
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Major David B. White
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army3,4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army6,7

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union10,11

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Solome Marsh (July 31, 1864)12
  • Unit Strength:
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army13

  • Commander: Major David B. White (August 31, 1864)14
  • Unit Strength:
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army15

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength: 260 officers and men PFD (September 29, 1864).16
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 5th Maryland was not present with its brigade during the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm on September 29-30, 1864.  It rejoined its brigade on October 1, having been temporarily serving with Colonel Joseph Potter’s Provisional Brigade of the Eighteenth Corps.17

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army18,19

  • Commander: Major David B. White (October 31, 1864)20
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864)21

Second Brigade | Third Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-31, 1864)22

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William W. Bamberger (December 31, 1864)23
  • Unit Strength:
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  • Note: On December 3, 1864, the X Corps and XVIII Corps of the Army of the James were reorganized into the XXIV Corps and the XXV Corps.

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army24,25

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William W. Bamberger (January 31 & February 28, 1865)26,27
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army28,29

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William W. Bamberger (March 31, 1865)30
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles31:

  • Ordered to Join Army of the Potomac in the field June 4, 1864.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va., June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve).
  • Duty in trenches before Petersburg until September 27.
  • Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • Duty in trenches before Richmond until April, 1865.
  • Occupation of Richmond April 3.
  • Pursuit of Lee to Appomattox Court House April 3-9.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    3. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 236
    4. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 555
    5. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 5th Maryland Entry, Page 80; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 236
    7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 555
    8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 555
    9. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 5th Maryland Entry, Page 80; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 266
    11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 740
    12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 740
    13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 621: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    14. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 621: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    15. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1304.
    16. Clay, Cecil. “Fort Harrison.” National Tribune 22 March 1888. 8:1-2.: “The 5th Maryland was left in camp, so that 260 must be deducted, leaving 2,855.”
    17. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1304.
    18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 466: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 150: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 466: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    21.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1125: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1125: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    24. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 335: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    25. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 749: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    26. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 335: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    27. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 749: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    28. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 578: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    29. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 595: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    30. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 578: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    31. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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