1st Regiment Eastern Shore Maryland Volunteer Infantry


The State of Maryland provided men to both sides during the American Civil War & had native sons fighting in both armies at Gettysburg. Marylanders North & Marylanders South faced off against each other on Culp’s Hill.  The 1st Eastern Shore Maryland Infantry was one of five regiments from this state in the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg. Found on North Slocum Avenue is their very artistic memorial depicting the Union defense of this vicinity on July 3, 1863. The monument which depicts an infantryman lying behind a rock for protection was dedicated on Oct. 25, 1888 & cost $1,000.00 to produce.

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  1. David Elsea says:

    In memory of my Great Grand father Pvt. James H. Honey Co. D 1st E.S. Md. Vol. Inf. Thank you for answering your call for service to our Great Country. God bless the USA.

    • Steve Patrick says:

      My Great, Great, Great, Great Grand Father served with him. Pvt, William Patrick!

  2. John Somers says:

    In memory of my Great Great Grandfather, Valentine Cannon, who served through most of the Civil War.

    • Wendy says:

      Valentine and Amelia are also my Great-G-G grandparents.

      • John Somers says:

        I really would like to find a photo of him.

        • bonnie says:

          You could check at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center to see if they could help with a photo.
          Located at 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Phone (717) 334-1124.

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