2nd Infantry Regiment

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Slocum Avenue, south Culp's Hill. Gettysburg


1st Md. Changed to
2nd Md. Infantry. C.S.A.


400 strength in battle
52 Killed
140 Wounded


The First Maryland
Battalion Infantry
Lieut. Col, Jas. R. Herbert
Stewart's Brigade
Johnson's Division
Ewell's Corps.
Army of Northern Virginia
Advancing from Rock Creek
About 7 P. M. July 2nd
occupied the line of works
at this point and held its
position until next morning.


On the morning of July 3rd
the Battalion moving by
the left flank, formed
at right angles with and
side the works. And charged
under a fire in front. Flank
and rear. To a stone
planted 100 yards west
from this monument


2nd Infantry Regiment, often called 1st or 2nd Battalion, formerly the 1st Infantry Battalion, was organized at Winchester, Virginia in September, 1862. It served in Steuart's Brigade, the Maryland Line, then H.H. Walker's and McComb's Brigade. The unit fought at Gettysburg, served in the Department of Richmond, and saw action at Cold Harbor. It continued the fight in the trenches of Petersburg and ended the war at Appomattox. The unit lost forty percent of the 400 engaged at Gettysburg, had 286 effectives in May, 1864, and surrendered 3 officers and 59 men. The field officers were Lieutenant Colonel James R. Herbert and Major William W. Goldsborough.

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