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Miscellaneous Unit Postings in Howard County, 1861-1865

ca. 7/1/1861 - 6th Massachusetts Infantry. “I was in the detail of seargent Abbott and we pitched our tent on the RR about one mile from the village known as “Jessups” - and patrolled the track for two miles toward Washington - until we came to the detail next on our right. Many a night I paced over the cross-ties feeling very lonely…” - “Military Waif: A Sidelight on the Baltimore Riot of 19 April 1861”. Maryland Historical Magazine, 1994.

7/4/1861 - “JESSUP'S CUT, Md, July 4, 1861, …three right companies of the regiment [6th Massachusetts Infantry]…started southward, and our duty turned out to be to guard the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad between Annapolis and the Relay House…” - Boston Herald, 7/8/1861

ca. 8/30/1862 - 138th Pennsylvania Volunteers. “Company A was stationed at Jessop's Cut, or Hooversville, Company C at Dorsey's Switch, Company E at Hanover Switch, and Company D at Elk Ridge Landing…Company B was sent to guard Ellicott's Mills, and a detachment of Company I to Elysville…four companies remained at Relay House…” - History of the One hundred and thirty-eighth regiment, Pennsylvania … Lewis, Osceola.

9/9/1862 - “BROOKVILLE, MD.,
September 9, 1862-7 p. m.
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
General-in-Chief, and General McCLELLAN:
The following dispatches were received while on the march to-day:
Lisbon Road Junction, six miles south of Cooksville, September 9-7 a. m.
Colonel T. C. DEVIN:

SIR: Left picket at Cooksville, with whom General Wool's cavalry communicated last night at 9.30 o'clock, to ascertain whether General Burnside's advance were at Cooksville. They consisted of a company of the First Pennsylvania. Twelve men were seen at Poplar Springs this morning. It is reported an advance of 200 will be made to Cooksville this morning. Communicated with Lieutenant Patterson this morning. So far all quiet. Please send rations and forage. Have thought it expedient to stop the passing of citizens to our rear and return this morning. Surrounded with rebels in disguise. We trust no one will endeavor to reconnoiter to Lisbon this p. m.

W. E. BEARDSLEY, Captain Troop E.” [Sixth New York Cavalry]

9/11/1862 - “COOKSVILLE, September 11 [1862]-10.30 a. m.
Major-General HOOKER, Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: Captain Beardsley, Sixth New York Cavalry, who is posted here, states that John S. Doll, proprietor of the Eutaw House, Baltimore, passed through this place on his way from Frederick to Baltimore at 1 o'clock last night. He (Doll) states that the main force of the enemy left Frederick yesterday morning for Harrisburg, and that at 1 o'clock yesterday but one division was left at Frederick, and that it was preparing to march. The entire numbers 160,000. Jackson has the advance. He met Lee's and Stuart's cavalry at New Market; about 1,000 men. He also met a squadron, about 1 mile this side of New Market, returning to that place. From information obtained, it is believed that this squadron had been to Hood's Mills, 2 miles from here, on the railroad. We have now a picket at Hood's Miles, and one company of Sixth New York has gone this morning to Ridgeville by this pike. Nothing has been heard of the enemy here this side of New Market since yesterday. Captain Beardsley deems the information of Mr. Doll reliable. He visited Frederick to attend to his family, and was detained at Frederick several days. The railroad bridge over the Monocacy is destroyed. The enemy took the road up the Cumberland Valley.

Very respectfully,
D. C. HOUSTON, Major of Engineers.” - War of the Rebellion: Serial 028 Page 0257 Chapter XXXI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

12/17/1862 - 109th New York - “The guards were posted and the balance of our company bivouacked that night in an old barrack at Savage Switch…we again pitched our tents on the right bank of the Potuxent river. Said river is a small, sluggish, muddy stream, spanned at this point by a substantial iron bridge at an elevation of from 30 to 35 feet.” - Broome Republican, 12/17/1862

ca. 4/1863 - 109th New York - “William H. Ellis told his side of the story (or at least his side of a part of the story) in 1911. He stated then that, while he was stationed at Beltsville, Md., he Was taken sick and was treated in an old Church, used as a Hospital, for Black Measles. That owing to [his] sickness and enfeebled condition, he obtained permission to return to his home. That [he] returned to his home and owing to his continued illness was unable to return to the Army. That he was sick for upwards of three years and has never fully recovered.” -

6/29/1863 - “RIDGEVILLE, June 29, 1863.
Captain WEIR,
Assistant Adjutant-General:

I am at this point. I have sent one regiment to Cooksville, one to Lisbon, and one to Poplar Springs. I have not yet heard from the advanced regiment that was sent to Cooksville. It is reported that Stuart, with five brigades, was making for Cooksville. A rebel prisoner captured, and with whom I conversed this morning, says they were to encamp there (at Cooksville) last night. I have just heard that the telegraph wires are cut between here and Baltimore. A train of cars at Mount Airy are afraid to go through. I will push a few scouts down the railroad from Mount Airy to Sykesville, with instructions to go as far as possible. I think it would be advisable to push Gregg's brigade up here as rapidly as possible. I have established the patrol on the railroad from this place to Monocacy Bridge. There is a regiment of infantry here from Baltimore. This rebel prisoner states that a large wagon train and mules were captured at Rockville yesterday.
J. B. McINTOSH, Colonel, Commanding First and Second Brigades.” - War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0396 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

6/10/1864 - 3rd Potomac Home Brigade. “Disposition on June 10, 1864, Company C at Elysville, Co. F at Hoods Mill, Cos. A and G at Mount Airy.” Battle of West Frederick, July 7, 1864: Prelude to Battle of Monocacy By Joseph V. Collins.

8/10/1864 - “Mount Airy, five companies Eleventh Maryland Infantry, 327.” - O.R.–SERIES I–VOLUME XLIII/1 [S# 90]

8/12/1864 - “By order of the Secretary of War:
Assistant Adjutant-General.
Baltimore, August 12, 1864.

1. Captain T. M. Bartholomee, commanding detachment Twelfth Maryland Infantry (100-days' service), is hereby ordered to put his command en route without delay to proceed to Hood's Mills, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, there to await order from Brigadier General E. B. Tyler, commanding First Separate Brigade. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.
* * * *
By command of Major-General Wallace:
Assistant Adjutant-General.” - War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0781 Chapter LV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

Relay House, Md., September 19, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel SAMUEL B. LAWRENCE,
Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: In compliance with your communication of the 13th instant, I have the honor to submit the following roster of stations of the different regiments and detachments of this brigade:

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad-Monocacy Junction: One hundred and ninety-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Colonel J. W. Fisher; one section Battery H, Third Pennsylvania Artillery, Lieutenant W. M. Runkel; Company B, First Delaware Cavalry, Captain Caleb Churchman. Monrovia: Eleventh Maryland Infantry, Colonel William T. Landstreet; Companies E, F, G, and headquarters First Delaware Cavalry, Lieutenant Colonel N. B. Knight. Mount Airy: Companies A, B, E, and headquarters Twelfth Maryland Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel J. L. Bishop. Hood's Mills: Companies D and C, Twelfth Maryland Infantry, Captain L. M. Haverstick. Elysville: Company G, Ninety-third Regiment New York State National Guard, Captain J. O. Gentleman. Annapolis Junction: Company E, Ninety-third Regiment New York State National Guard, Captain H. P. Franklin. Relay House: Companies B, C, D, H, and K, and headquarters Ninety-third New York State National Guard, Colonel W. R. W. Chambers; two sections Battery H, Third Pennsylvania Artillery, Captain W. D. Rank. Fort Dix: Companies C, F, I, K, and headquarters First Eastern Shore Maryland Volunteers, Major John R. Keene; detachment Eighth and Ninth New York Heavy Artillery, Lieutenant W. H. Courtney….” - War of the Rebellion: Serial 091 Page 0117 Chapter LV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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