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3rd Maryland Infantry      
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John Deckman - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Timothy Snook
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Date Added:  2/3/2015
Company A
Levi Martin Biddinger - Private   
Levi was in the 3rd Regiment Potomac Home Brigade Infantry.
Contact Name:  Marvin Hoover
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Date Added:  3/17/2006
Company A
Noble Broadwater - Private   
Noble died from Heat exhaustion in August 1864 while marching in Maryland Heights along the Potomac River. He also lost a son in the war in the battle at Vicksburg.
Contact Name:  Marvin Hoover
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Date Added:  3/17/2006
Company A
Jacob Christner - Private   
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Contact Name:  Karen Post Cartwright
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Date Added:  7/7/2006
Company B
John Bloom - Corporal   
Age 18; 5''5''; born at Warfordsburg, Fulton County, Pa.; occupation Laborer; enlisted at Hancock, Md., October 1, 1861, as Private, Company B; detailed to brigade teamster July 1862 through July 1863; Veteran Volunteer; absent sick in Washington, DC hospital, June-July, 1864 for “lumbago” due to rifle pits; promoted to Corporal, May 29, 1865; discharged, July 31, 1865; resided in Everett, Pa., after the war; died 1921; buried in Everett Cemetery, Everett, Pa.; brother, James Bloom, served in 3rd PHB Md. Infantry.
Contact Name:  David Bloom
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Date Added:  4/24/2005
Company B
Joseph Sisco - Private   
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Contact Name:  Larry Sisco
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Date Added:  10/11/2007
Company D
Horace Edward Bright - Private   
Horace Edward. Bright, a youngster from Annapolis, Maryland, ran away from home when only fifteen years of age, and enlisted in the Third Maryland Battalion-Infantry, Veteran Volunteers, under Captain Joseph F. Carter during the latter years of the war. He participated in many engagements during the time he was a member of the Third Maryland, including the following engagements:

Wilderness, Virginia, May 6th, 1864
Spottsylvania, Virginia, May 12th, 1864
North Anne, Virginia, May 22nd, 1864
Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 24, 1864
Petersburg, Virginia, June 17th, 1864
Fort Steadman, Virginia, March 25th, 1865

It was during the siege at Petersburg, Virginia on July 2, 1864 where he was severely wounded by a rifle ball through his right lung. He survived his serious wound and was relocated to the 420 bed Stanton Hospital in Washington, D.C. where he was confined for several weeks. Perhaps he was lucky enough to have met the famous poet Walt Whitman or other famous Washingtonians during their many visits to the sick and wounded soldiers in Washington area hospitals during the civil war. He was later relocated to the U. S. Naval Academy Hospital in his hometown of Annapolis, Maryland to continue his recovery (the hospital at the Naval Academy location was operated by the Army during that time, as the Naval Academy had been relocated to Newport, Rhode Island during the Civil War). It is likely his family was able to visit and help care for him during his stay here. Before his complete recovery he left to rejoin his unit for the remainder of the war. The date he returned to his regiment is not known; however, it is likely he missed the infamous Mine Explosion at Petersburg on July 30, 1864 that was chronicled in a movie production in recent years. The last major battle in which they participated was at Fort Steadman, which was Lee's desperate and unsuccessful attempt to break the stranglehold at Petersburg in March, 1865. Shortly thereafter Lee fled Petersburg and began the march which would end at Appomattox Court House. The Third Maryland moved to City Point, Virginia April 20-24 and to Alexandria, Virginia April 26-28, 1865. They participated in the Grand Review of Union Troops, a massive pageant of marching troops through downtown Washington, D.C. on May 23, 1865, where it is said that Pennsylvania Avenue was alive with the magnificent sight of the returning armies. Their final duty was in the Washington, D.C. area wrapping up their final weeks of service guarding the railway lines between Laurel and Hyattsville, until disbanded on July 31, 1865. Horace Edward Bright was honorably discharged from service on July 31, 1865. It is interesting to note that his regiment, like most at those times, lost more to illness than to casualties of battle due to deplorable sanitary conditions of the time. The Third Maryland lost 8 Officers and 83 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded in battle and 4 Officers and 130 Enlisted men by disease, for a total of 225. The regiment never lost their colors, and five members received the Congressional Medal of Honor.

This civil war veteran, my great-granduncle, who never married, died early in the morning of January 5, 1897, at the residence of his father, John Henry Bright, Sr. (my second great-grandfather), 26 Market Space, Annapolis, Maryland. He was one of 11 children, a brother of Annapolis City Alderman John Henry Bright, Jr., and was always an active Democrat. He had been ill for some time, suffering from the complications of several diseases, with consumption (tuberculosis was called consumption in the day because it seemed to consume people from within, with a bloody cough, fever, pallor or abnormal loss of skin color, and long relentless wasting) being the immediate cause of death. Horace Edward. Bright was buried in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Annapolis, Maryland.
Contact Name:  Ken Rogers
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Date Added:  6/25/2007
Company F
John W Crunkilton - Private   
Buried at Kabletown Union Churchyard, Kabletown, WV
Contact Name:  Matthew Sichel
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Date Added:  1/17/2011
Company G
Jefferson van Buren Brady - Private   
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Contact Name:  Aubrey Emory
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Date Added:  10/27/2018
Company K
George Adams - Private   
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Contact Name:  Joseph Doyle
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Date Added:  6/19/2011
Company K
William Purper - Private   
William Purper was of German ancestry and was born in Baltimore, a brickmaker by trade. His younger brother, Jacob, served in 1PHB Maryland Cavalry 'Cole's,' Co. F. Both brothers deserted the army at some point, but were later returned. William's punishment was severe--he was branded a coward in the presence of the entire Divison, then sentenced to 2 years hard labor on the Dry Tortugas, after which he was returned to his unit and discharged after the war. He is my paternal g-g-granduncle.
Contact Name:  Jeannine Kleinschmidt
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Date Added:  11/24/2006
Company K
George Henry Smith - Private   
George H. Smith was born in Baltimore, and was a brickmaker by trade. Of German ancestry, he was a husband and father of two when he enlisted in the Union Army in November 1861. He deserted the army before they even reached their first duty station, and was at large for two years before the proper authorities caught up with him in Washington, D. C. He was arrested and returned to his unit to serve out the remainder of his enlistment, after which he was given an honorable discharge in November 1864. He is my paternal g-g-grandfather.
Contact Name:  Jeannine Kleinschmidt
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Date Added:  11/24/2006
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