The Civil War at Poolesville

The Civil War at Poolesville (HMQA)

Location: Poolesville, MD 20837 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 8.777', W 77° 25.076'

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Famed commander, Lt. Col. E.V. ("Lige") White, of the 35th BN Va. Cavalry C.S.A., and many members of his command were natives of this area. This town became the headquarters of Union Brig. Gen. Charles P. Stone's 12,000-man corps of observation from June 1861, until March 1862. Four regiments from this command fought at Balls Bluff on the Virginia side of the Potomac, six miles from this sign, on October 21, 1861. Col. Edward Baker, of Oregon, was killed and funeral services were held here.

Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's Headquarters were established here on June 26, 1863, during the Gettysburg Campaign.

Skirmishes occurred here in September, November and December 1862 and July 1864.
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HM NumberHMQA
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Year Placed1961
Placed ByMontgomery County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 4:44pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 291045 N 4335794
Decimal Degrees39.14628333, -77.41793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.777', W 77° 25.076'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 46.62" N, 77° 25' 4.56" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20000 Fisher Ave, Poolesville MD 20837, US
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