Clear Spring in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Stonewall Jackson at Dam 5
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal marker series.
Location. 39° 36.419′ N, 77° 55.317′ W. Marker is in Clear Spring, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Dam 5 Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clear Spring MD 21722, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Protecting Cultural Resources (here, next to this marker); Mule Power (approx. 1.5 miles away); Four Locks (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Four Locks (approx. 1.5 miles away); McCoy's Ferry (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lancelot Jacques (approx. 3 miles away); Clear Spring Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Clear Spring (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clear Spring.
1. From the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom and Torch Light, December 18, 1861:
“THE SKIRMISH AT DAM NO. 5. – It has been pretty certainly ascertained from persons on the Virginia side of the river that in the late skirmish at Dam No. 5, although there were but a few men firing from this side, the rebels suffered severely, sustaining a loss of five killed and nine wounded. They also left behind them a cannon and about seventy dollars worth of axes, shovels, picks, crowbars, and other implements with which they intended to destroy the dam, and which, with the exception of the cannon, were brought over the river on Monday by persons who ventured across for the purpose. About four hundred shot and shell were fired by the rebels, and it is now believed that the Dam has been so weakened by their depredations upon it as to be incapable, unless at once repaired, of withstanding any unusual rise in the river. A few dollars expended upon it now might obviate the necessity of spending a great many thousand next spring.
On Wednesday, Capt. RUSSELL, with is Cavalry crossed the river at the Dam, and scoured the county on the opposite side from that print to Williamsport, but did not meet any of the enemy’s marauders.”
Additional keywords. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Dam 5
Categories. • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
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