Capture of Crook and KellyIn the predawn darkness of February 21, 1865, Confederate Lt. Jesse McNeill and his partisan (guerrilla) rangers rode into Cumberland from the west on this road. Unlike most raiderswho targeted the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad for attack, McNeill had other targets in mind: Union Gens. Benjamin F. Kelley, who commanded the troops guarding the railroad, and George Crook.
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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 27th, 2014 at 1:20am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 692258 N 4391557|
|Decimal Degrees||39.65221667, -78.75910000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 39.133', W 78° 45.546'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 39' 7.98" N, 78° 45' 32.76" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 154-168 Baltimore St, Cumberland MD 21502, US|
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