2nd Maryland Infantry Battalion

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Soldier's Notes


Private David Hammett, Company D, was captured at Hatcher's Run during the breakthrough on April 2, 1865.

Private James Luther Castle, Company C, was captured in the vicinity of Petersburg on April 3, 1865 and sent to Hart's Island New York. He was released on June 4, 1865.

Private Thomas F. Magill, Company B, a resident of Great Mills, St. Mary's County, Maryland, enlisted on August 23, 1862 at Richmond. He was wounded in the right thigh and captured at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Sent to David's Island, Long Island Sound, New York, he was exchanged on September 27, 1863 and remained in hospital in Richmond until February 9, 1864. He surrender on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox and died at age 36 in Cedar Point, St.Mary's County, Maryland on November 11, 1885.

PrivateGeorge H. Twilley, Company C, enlisted on September 15, 1862 and was captured on April 2, 1865 (Hatchers Run). Injured during the fighting, he was imprisoned at Point Lookout on April 4,1865 and released on June 20,1865. He died in 1921 and buried in Green Lawn Cemetery at Cambridge, Maryland.

Private Alexius V. Keepers, Company A, was born on May 4, 1843 and was a resident of Emmitsburg, Maryland. He enlisted on October 11, 1862 and was sick with Typhoid fever in Richmond Hospital on November 12, 1862 through April 20, 1863. Private Keepers was wounded in action and captured at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. His wound consisted of fractured left heel and he was sent to Chester Pennsylvania Hospital, then transferred to Point Lookout. Paroled for exchange on March 3, 1864 and wounded in action (left hand and little finger) at Cold Harbor on June 3, 1864. In Richmond Hospital on June 4, 1864 where his finger amputated. He returned to duty August 30, 1864 and was present on roll on October 31, 1864 through February 28, 1865. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. Alexius Keepers was a blacksmith and died on February 2, 1924 and buried at St. Anthony's Catholic Church Cemetery.





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