19th Century Backpacker

19th Century Backpacker (HMBG)

Location: Boonsboro, MD 21713 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 29.067', W 77° 37.198'

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The Civil War Soldier

— Antietam Campaign 1862 —

An unnamed citizen of Frederick City said the following of the Confederates he had beheld marching through his hometown: "I have never seen a mass of such filthy strong-smelling men. Three in a room would make it unbearable, and when marching in column along the street the smell from them was most offensive... The filth that pervades them is most remarkable... They have no uniforms, but are all well armed and equipped, and have become so inured to hardships that they care but little for any of the comforts of civilization... They are the roughest looking set of creatures I ever saw, their features, hair and clothing matted with dirt and filth, and the scratching they kept up gave warrant of vermin in abundance." Another observer described the Confederates simply as "a lean and hungry set of wolves."
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HM NumberHMBG
Series This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series
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Placed ByMaryland Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 5:12pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 274672 N 4373815
Decimal Degrees39.48445000, -77.61996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 29.067', W 77° 37.198'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 29' 4.02" N, 77° 37' 11.88" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6132 Old National Pike, Boonsboro MD 21713, US
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