Historical Marker Series

Maryland Civil War Trails

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War on the Chesapeake Bay Divided loyalties and ironies tore at Marylanders' hearts throughout the Civil War: enslaved African-Americans and free United States Colored Troops; spies and smugglers; civilians imprisoned without trial to protect freedom; ne…
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Hammond General Hospital, openedat Point Lookout, Maryland, inAugust 1862, was named for Surgeon General William A. Hammond. The massive structure, builtto accommodate 1,400 amen, was set on piles about two to three feetabove ground and covered nearlyall th…
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During the Civil War, thousands ofUnited States soldiers were stationedhere in Cumberland and AlleganyCounty to guard against raids andincursions by Confederate forces.Located only about 130 miles fromthe capital at Washington. D.C.,and a short march from W…
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After stunning victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, early in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee carried the war through Maryland, across the Mason and Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania. His infantry marched north through the Shen…
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Divided loyalties and ironies tore at Marylander's hearts throughout the Civil War: enslaved African-Americans and free United States Colored Troops; spies and smugglers; civilians imprisoned without trial to protect freedom; neighbors and families at odds …
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On June 15, 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's second invasion of the North began here as 2,000 of Gen. Albert G. Jenkins's infantrymen splashed across the Potomac River. For the next eleven days, almost 50,000 soldiers under Gens. James Longstreet and …
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The Confederate presence at Funkstown threatened any Union advance against Gen. Robert E. Lee's position near Williamsport and the Potomac River as he retreated to Virginia after the Battle of Gettysburg. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry, posted at Funkstown, p…
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During the Antietam Campaign, the U.S. Signal Corps used the stone structure in front of you and to your left as a signal station. On July 4, 1827, citizens of the town of Boonsboro paraded to the top of the mountain here and began building this first monum…
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On July 31, 1861, 300 men from the 12th Pennsylvania Infantry under Capt. Daniel Leasure marched into Bel Air to arrest Southern sympathizers and confiscate weapons from local militia units. The troops halted at the courthouse square, then dispersed to do t…
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On April 18-19, 1861, a week after the bombardment of Fort Sumter, South Carolina, Confederate sympathizers attacked U.S. Army forces en route to Washington in Baltimore, 35 miles southwest of here. On the second day shots were fired and soldiers died. Tele…
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