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I certify that the above is a correct list of casualties of the First Maryland Regiment Potomac Home Brigade, at the Battle of Monocacy, July 9th, 1864.

Charles J. Brown, Captain Commanding Detachment First Maryland Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade. Saml. B. Lawrence, Lieutenant-Colonel and A. A. G.


Report of Captain Charles J. Brown.

headquarters Fort Worthington, July 20, 1864.
Captain R. H. Offley, Assistant Adjutant-General, Defences of Baltimore.
Captain — I have the honor to submit the following report of my command at the battle of Monocacy. My two companies, “C” and “K,” First Maryland regiment, Potomac Home Brigade, were occupying, at the commencement of the fight, the block-house on the west side of the Monocacy, which I, in obedience to orders from the General Commanding, evacuated and burned. I was then ordered to hold the bridge over the railroad on the Georgetown pike, one company of the Tenth Vermont Infantry and one company of the Ninth New York Heavy Artillery being added to my command. This position I held until the left of our army fell back, when, having received a discretionary order to fall back while I could do so with safety, I left my position, fell back across the railroad bridge, and occupied the rifle-pits on the east side of the Monocacy, covering the retreat of our army for a short time, and then following the line of march until my command was increased by companies B, G and H, First Maryland, Potomac Home Brigade, being added to it at Ellicott's Mills, where I was furnished transportation to Baltimore Sunday, July tenth, and ordered to report to Colonel Gilpin, commanding First Separate Brigade, Colonel Gilpin being in command of Fort Worthington.

On Wednesday, July thirteen, Colonel Gilpin being ordered elsewhere, I was placed in command of the fort, which I now occupy with companies B, C, G, H, and K of the First Maryland regiment, Potomac Home Brigade.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully,

Charles J. Brown, Captain Commanding First Maryland, Potomac Home Brigade, Detached Infantry. Samuel B. Lawrence, Lieutenant-Colonel and A. A. G.

Report of Casualties in Third Division, Sixth Army Corps, for July 9th, 1864.

command. killed. wounded. missing. total. remarks.
Officers. Enlisted Men. Aggregate. Officers. Enlisted Men. Aggregate. Officers. Enlisted Men. Aggregate.
General Staff       1   1       1 Captain Adam E. King, A. A. G., severely wounded.
First Brigade 8 54 62 17 226 243 3 429 432 743
Second Brigade 3 19 22 12 255 267 7 615 622 911
Total 11 73 84 30 481 511 10 1044 1054 1655  

James B. Ricketts, Brigadier-General Commanding. Saml. B. Lawrence, Lieutenant-Colonel and A. A. G.

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