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The 1st Eastern Shore Volunteers in Howard County

Service at Elysville, July 1864 and at Relay House, 10/20/1864.

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WIKIPEDIA - “The 1st Regiment Eastern Shore Maryland Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

The regiment was organized at Cambridge, Maryland in September 1861. Enlistments were for 3 years.[1]

Companies A, B and C were recruited in Dorchester County, Companies D, E, F and G in Caroline County, Company H in Talbot County, Company I at Baltimore City, and Company K in Somerset County.

Once formed, the regiment was attached to Major General John Adams Dix's division of the Army of the Potomac.[2] It was assigned to the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The regiment was originally commanded by Colonel James Wallace, a slaveowning lawyer and state legislator from Cambridge.

In the fall of 1861, Dix led an expeditionary force, including the 1st Maryland Eastern Shore, south to occupy the Virginia counties of Accomack and Northampton.[3]

In January, 1863, the regiment was attached to the VIII Corps.”

Consolidated with the 11th Maryland Infantry in February, 1865. Company F had a skirmish in 1864.

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