Meade's Pipe Creek Plan
— Gettysburg Campaign —On June 29, 1863, Union Gen. George G. Meade ordered the Army of the Potomac to Pipe Creek to counter any move toward Washington or Baltimore by Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and to engage the Confederates in battle. Meade established his headquarters here at Taneytown and over the next two days watched his exhausted and footsore soldiers march by. Gen. Daniel E. Sickles stood on the porch of the old stone tavern and reviewed his III Corps troops as they arrived on June 30. Pvt. Charles Mattocks, 17th Maine Infantry wrote, "We marched through in columns by platoon. The young damsels sang Union songs and waived handkerchiefs to us as we passed along." After a rest, III Corps marched on to Bridgeport in the afternoon.
|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 1:57am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 312939 N 4392655|
|Decimal Degrees||39.66325000, -77.18066667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 39.795', W 77° 10.84'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 39' 47.70" N, 77° 10' 50.40" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 301, 443|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6175-6399 Ball Park Rd, Taneytown MD 21787, US|
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