Glorious AchievementsDuring the Civil War, U.S. Col. James Wallace, commander of the 1st Regiment, Eastern Shore Maryland Volunteers, used this building as his headquarters. The regiment which camped east of here, drew most of its members directly from the Eastern Shore. Wallace's principle duties were to protect local residents, ensure free elections, stop smuggling of supplies to Confederates and enforce wartime rules and regulations. While most of the men were assigned to the camp at Cambridge, detachments guarded towns, wharves and river ports up and down the Eastern Shore.
|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||Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 7:02am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 406301 N 4269738|
|Decimal Degrees||38.57116667, -76.07560000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 34.27', W 76° 4.536'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 34' 16.2" N, 76° 4' 32.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||410, 443|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 301 Gay St, Cambridge MD 21613, US|
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