Maryland Civil War Facts


Maryland provided 66,638 of her sons for the war effort which translates to 1.7% (ranked 21st out of 44 states and territories) of the total men who served on both sides of the conflict. There were a total of 203 raids, skirmishes and battles in the state. Maryland had 6 Union P.O.W. Camps at Baltimore City Jail, Camp Parole, Camp Thunder, Fort McHenry (Baltimore Bastille), Hope Slater, Point Lookout (Camp Hoffman)

Maryland State Seal, By the Civil War, the most common Maryland flag design probably consisted of the great seal of the state on a blue background. These blue banners were flown at least until the late 1890s.

The Armies

Confederate - 15 States and Territories
Total number of men recruited 20,000
% of Confederate Army 1.9%
Overall rank 13
% of South's population 2.9%
Overall rank ??
Regiments of foreign-born soldiers
CSA Army Deaths For All Border States
Killed 2,692
Died of Disease 2,142
State Military Units
Artillery 4 regiments
Cavalry 2 regiments
Infantry 2 regiments
1 Zouave Reg.
Union - 43 States and Territories
Soldiers (White) recruited 33,995
Sailors/Marines (White) 3,925
Colored Troops 8,718
Total number of men recruited 46,638
% of Union Army 1.7%
% of state's population 6.8%
Overall rank 16
Combined USA/CSA Army Deaths
Killed/Mortally Wounded 909
Disease 1,160
Disease in Prison 647
Accidents/Drowning 98
Murdered 8
Suicide 4
Sunstroke 1
Military Execution 10
Executed By Enemy 1
Known/Not Classified 48
Unknown 96
Total 2,982
State Military Units
Artillery 2 regiments
3 batteries
Cavalry 4 regiments
1 company
1 legion
Infantry 20 regiments
1 company
4 Home brig.
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