Too Tough To Crack
— Antietam Campaign 1862 —Confederate Gen. D. H. Hill's division crossed the Potomac at Point of Rocks on September 4, 1862, and marched south to clear Union forces from the area. His men breached and drained the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal at several places, burned canal boats, and damaged the Spinks Ferry Lock (Lock 27) south of here. They also breached the Little Monocacy Culvert but did not have enough tools or spare gunpowder to damage the vital Monocacy Aqueduct.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 5:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 288413 N 4344366|
|Decimal Degrees||39.22281667, -77.45105000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 13.369', W 77° 27.063'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 13' 22.14" N, 77° 27' 3.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 15 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Dickerson MD 20842, US|
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