Uniontown

Uniontown (HM1DO)

Location: Westminster, MD 21158 Carroll County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 35.592', W 77° 7.015'

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"Patriotic, but Paralyzed"

— Gettysburg Campaign —

On June 27, 1863, Union Gen. Winfield S. Hancock's II Corps, Army of the Potomac camped at Monocacy Junction near Frederick. The next day, Gen. George G. Meade assumed command of the army and devised a plan to march it through Frederick and Carroll County to positions along Pipe Creek. There he planned to engage Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia which had marched through Maryland into Pennsylvania.

Hancock was ordered to march northeast toward Frizzelburg at 4 a.m. on June 29, but did not put his corps in motion until four hours later because the orders were misplaced. After a 32-mile march under a broiling sun, II Corps arrived here at 10 p.m., several miles short of its objective. A New Yorker observed that "Uniontown is a pretty secluded village, patriotic, but paralyzed just now by the nearness of the rebel army."

When residents told Hancock that Gen. J. E. B. Stuart and his Confederate cavalry were camped four miles away in Westminster, he informed Meade so that an attack could be launched. Union cavalry commander Gen. Alfred Pleasonton, however, persuaded Meade that the report was wrong and two of his brigades occupied the town. In fact, it was Hancock who was correct, and Stuart, unaware of the Federal infantry in Uniontown, might have been defeated had the Federals attacked on the morning of June 30.
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HM NumberHM1DO
Series This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 12:07pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 318225 N 4384748
Decimal Degrees39.59320000, -77.11691667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 35.592', W 77° 7.015'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 35' 35.52" N, 77° 7' 0.90" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3465 Uniontown Rd, Westminster MD 21158, US
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