Home / Civil War Genealogy / Maryland / 2nd Maryland Artillery
2nd Maryland ArtilleryCSA Flag
Company Unknown
Adam F. Shaffer
- Private
Pvt. Adam F. Shaffer, a stone mason living in Cumberland, Maryland and working on the C&O Canal, enlisted in the 2nd Battery Maryland Artillery ‘Baltimore Battery’ [CSA] on 1 Mar 1864 at Hanover, Virginia. He saw action at Petersburg abd Richmond, Swift Creek, Yellow Tavern, Proctors Creek, Drewrys Bluff, the Bermuda Hundred, Cold Harbor, Waynesboro, Winchester, Martinsburg, Catoctin Mountain, Fredrick City, Monocacy, Baltimore, Silver Spring, Beltsville, Poolsville and Rockport. He was wounded in June 1864 and returned to duty in July. On 16 July 1864 he was captured by Union troops at Rockport, Maryland following action during Gen. Jubal Early’s raid on Washington. Within days, he escaped and returned to his unit. He was present at Appomattox for the surrender of CSA troops. His battery joind CSA troops attempting to retreat to North Carolina and continue the war.
They surrendered after three weeks of continued hostilities. Following his surrender, Adam F. Shaffer returned to Cumberland.
Adam Shaffer was born in Lindheim, H-D, Germany on 31 May 1832 and migrated to Cumberland, Maryland in 1846. He married Caroline Tauber in 1856 in Cumberland. He worked as a stone mason and died in Cumberland in 1872.
Contact Name: Timothy Ferguson
Contact Email: Show Email
Date Added: 8/29/2007

Company F
Elsberry C Fowler
- Private
1864 - 3rd Maryland Artillery; Co. F, Georgia Battn; Confederate States of America.
Contact Name: John H Lawson
Contact Email: Show Email
Date Added: 12/18/2010

An error has occurred. This application may no longer respond until reloaded. Reload 🗙