Battery B, 1st Maryland Light ArtilleryIn the summer of 1861, in prosperous Port Deposit, men volunteered for an artillery battery to fight for their beloved Union. Cant. Alonzo Snow led the approximately 155-man unit. Organized in September, Snow's Battery left the Eastern Shore in May 1862 to join the army in Virginia for the Peninsula Campaign. Lt. Theodore Vanneman wrote home complaining about the lack of action: "Was in hopes we could have gotten to Yorktown before the rebels left, but it seems we are too late. The war will be over and I shan't get to see a rascally rebel in uniform." Vanneman and his comrades soon saw plenty of Confederates. Over the next three years, Snow's Battery served in the Seven Days' Battles and the Antietam Campaign, at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, New Market, Piedmont, and Lynchburg, and in the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaigns.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 404303 N 4384403|
|Decimal Degrees||39.60403333, -76.11466667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 36.242', W 76° 6.88'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 36' 14.52" N, 76° 6' 52.8" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 443|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101 MD-222, Port Deposit MD 21904, US|
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