A Signalman's Lot
— Antietam Campaign 1862 —You are at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain, where on September 5-6, 1862, Union observers watched the Army of Northern Virginia cross the Potomac River to invade Maryland. A signal station had been established here in the summer of 1861, one in a chain of such stations. It communicated with a signal station and U.S. Signal Corps school southeast of Darnestown, from which messages were relayed to Washington, and with the Point of Rocks railhead of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to the northwest, where messages would be passed to Harpers Ferry. The signals were made by holding a flag in various positions, representing letters, and sometimes in code.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civl War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 5:38pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 293478 N 4347431|
|Decimal Degrees||39.25163333, -77.39336667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 15.098', W 77° 23.602'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 15' 5.88" N, 77° 23' 36.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1201 Sugarloaf Mountain Rd, Dickerson MD 20842, US|
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