Village by MoonlightGettysburg Campaign.In June 1863, as Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia marched north, Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's Confederate cavalry rode east of the main army. Soon, Federal cavalry hunted Stuart. Gen. David McM. Gregg's division left Frederick about 4 p.m. on July 28, and bivouacked between New Market and Poplar Springs. It spent the next day around New Market, Ridgeville, Mt. Airy, and Lisbon. That night, the exhausted men and horses, wrote a New York cavalryman, passed through "a small but beautiful village New Windsor. It was about 10 o'clock when we arrived there. The moon shined beautifully, and as we looked over the place so still it reminded me of some moonlight picture. I think it is the prettyist place I ever saw." The division halted about four miles from Westminster.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 12:06am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 318996 N 4379248|
|Decimal Degrees||39.54383333, -77.10643333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 32.63', W 77° 6.386'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 32' 37.80" N, 77° 6' 23.16" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 443|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 302 Main St, New Windsor MD 21776, US|
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