Company D

Captain William Murray and two soldier from Company D.  Captain Murray was the commander of Company D, 53rd Maryland.  17352413_770693389760554_30_med_hr


Here are two rare images of members from the 53rd Maryland. The one image shows soldier with brass “D” on kepi. Company D 53rd Infantry “Maryland Guard”was commanded by Capt. William Murray. The other image shows soldier with a 1842 musket.


The 1st Sgt is Daniel Bowly Thompson. The date penciled on reverse of CDV is April 26, 1861 (only a few days after the Baltimore Riot). The woman is Achsah Carrrol WinN. MS Winn was one of “the Monument Street girls” who in July 1861 helped put “Maryland, My Maryland” to the tune of the ” Lauriger Horatius” (the German “Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum”) and have it printed by by publishers Miller and Beacham in Baltimore. This song that became Maryland’s State Song was first known as “the Marseillaise of the South” because of its verses sympathetic to The Southern Cause of The Confederacy. She is shown standing in the photograph with her future husband Daniel Bowly Thompson.18920509_10211805171679032__med_hr.jpg

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