— Gettysburg Campaign —On June 29, 1863, Mechanicstown was full of the noise of an army on the move as Union Gen. John F. Reynolds marched I Corps to Emmitsburg. Until then, residents had only heard rumors of the advancing Confederates as nervous farmers hurried horses and personal belongings through town. Now they new the rumors were true. To guard the Federal rear, Gen. John Buford posted his reserve brigade, the First Cavalry Division, under the command of Gen. Wesley Merritt, here in Mchanicstown.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 5:42pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 293006 N 4388777|
|Decimal Degrees||39.62375000, -77.41163333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 37.425', W 77° 24.698'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 37' 25.50" N, 77° 24' 41.88" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-3 MD-77, Thurmont MD 21788, US|
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