The monument to the First Maryland Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade Volunteer Infantry is south of Gettysburg on Slocum Avenue near Spangler’s Spring. (39.814727° N, 77.216718° W; Google map; Tour map: Spanglers Spring)
About the monument
The granite monument stands 12′ tall. It is capped with the star symbol of the Twelfth Army Corps with a relief of a bayonet and cartridge box on its face, supported by rolled bedrolls. A round bronze Seal of the State of Maryland is inset in the center of the front. Just above the base on the front is a relief of a forage cap on top of laurel branches. The monument was dedicated on October 25th,1888 by the State of Maryland.
The 1st Maryland, Potomac Home Brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel William P. Maulsby, a lawyer from Frederick.
From the front of the monument:
1st Maryland Regiment
Potomac Home Brigade
Colonel Wm. P. Maulsby
Lockwood’s Independent Brigade
Maryland’s Tribute to her loyal sons
From the right side:
July 2nd reinforced the left wing between 5 and 6 o’clock p.m. charging under the immediate direction of Gen. Meade and recapturing three pieces of artillery
July 3rd engaged the enemy at this point from 5 to 6 o’clock a.m. At 11 a.m. went to the assistance of the 2nd Div., 12th Corps engaging the enemy there for about four hours.
From the let side:
Effective strength 739
killed 23, wounded 80
missing 1, total 104
Organized at Frederick, Md from Aug. 15th to Dec. 13th 1861.
Maryland Heights, Md
Sept. 13th 1862
Gettysburg , Pa.
July 2d – 3d 1863.
July 9th 1864,
and eight skirmishes.
Mustered out May 29th 1865.
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