Staging GroundIn November 1861, a force of about 4,500 United States officers, soldiers, cavalrymen, and artillerists assembled in and around Snow Hill. Some of the troops camped here on the Worcester County Courthouse yard. Gen. Henry H. Lockwood commanded the expedition, which marched south through the Eastern Shore to Accomack and Northampton Counties in Virginia via the Pocomoke River as a show of Union strength on the Eastern Shore. Lockwood's orders were to reassure the civilian population, restore lighthouses to working order, and to disarm and disperse any Confederates that his command encountered.
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 11:40pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 465539 N 4225493|
|Decimal Degrees||38.17670000, -75.39345000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 10.602', W 75° 23.607'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 10' 36.12" N, 75° 23' 36.42" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 443|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 59-99 US-113 BUS, Snow Hill MD 21863, US|
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