5th Regiment Infantry

Monument at Antietam

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5th MD Infantry
3rd - Max Weber's - Brigade
3rd - French's - Division
2nd - Sumner's - Corps
Advanced to the knoll above the Bloody Lane, 300 feet in rear of this marker. Loss 43 killed, 123 wounded. The monument to the Maryland troops is near the Dunkard Church.

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Monument at Antietam

Monument Text

Erected by the survivors of Company "A" & "I"
To the memory of our fallen comrades who fell on this spot September 17, 1862

This stone marks the extreme advance of Weber's Brigade French's Div. 2nd Army Corps.

Can their glory ever fade

5th Md. Vet. Vol. Inf'y


Patrick M. McMahon--Co. I
John O. Reid--Co. A
John Sachs--Co. K
John Storm--Co. D
Francis G. Paul--Co. F

Organized at Baltimore, Md., September, 1861. Attached to Dix's Division, Baltimore, Md., to March, 1862. Fort Monroe, Va., to July, 1862. Weber's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1862. Point of Rocks Defenses, Upper Potomac, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Defenses of Baltimore, Md., 8th Army Corps, to January, 1864. District of Delaware, 8th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, to August, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, to July, 1865. 2nd Independent Brigade, 24th Army Corps, to September, 1865.

SERVICE.--Camp at LaFayette Square, Baltimore, Md., until March, 1862. Ordered to Fortress Monroe, Va., March 11, 1862. Duty there and at Suffolk, Va., to September, 1862. Moved to Washington, D. C., thence to Antietam, Md., September 8-16. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry September 22 and duty there until January, 1863. Reconnaissance to Charleston October 16-17. At Point of Rocks and Maryland Heights protecting Baltimore & Ohio Railroad until June, 1863. Moved to Winchester, Va., June 2. Battle of Winchester June 13-15; mostly captured; those not captured at Bloody Run, Pa., and Loudon, Pa., until July. Duty in the Defenses of Baltimore, Middle Department, until January, 1864, and in the District of Delaware, Middle Department, until June, 1864. 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. Duty in the Dept. of Virginia until September. Mustered out September 1, 1865, at Fredericksburg, Va.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 63 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 91 Enlisted men by disease. Total 161.

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