Near Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
on August 1, 1864,
General McCausland's Confederate
cavalry, returning after burning
Chambersburg, was surprised by
General Kelley's Union troops from
Cumberland. The Confederates
were repulsed and retreated across
the Potomac at Oldtown.
Erected by Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission.
Location. 39° 40.385′ N, 78° 43.511′ W. Marker is near Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker can be reached from Ali Ghan Shrine Road (Maryland Route 144). Click for map. The marker is located on the grounds of what is currently the Puccini Restaurant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12901 Ali Ghan Rd NE, Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Folck's Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Folck's Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cumberland (approx. 2.1 miles away); McNeill’s Raid (approx. 2.3 miles away); Capture of Generals (approx. 2.3 miles away); A Boom for Cumberland (approx. 2.3 miles away); Capture of Generals B.F. Kelly and George Crook (approx. 2.3 miles away); Christ's (St. Paul's) Lutheran Church (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cumberland.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Folck’s Mill. National Park Service Summary.
2. Colonial Manor, National Register of Historic Places. Summary of the NRHP listing.
3. Folck's Mill, National Register of Historic Places. Summary of the NRHP listing.
4. The Battles of McConnellsburg and Cumberland. Article from The Bivouac Banner
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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