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Emmitsburg in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Army of the Potomac

July 1 1863

 
 
Army of the Potomac Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. Army of the Potomac Tablet
Inscription. First Corps Marched from Marsh Run. Eleventh Corps from Emmitsburg to Gettysburg. Second Corps from Uniontown via Taneytown to near Gettysburg. Third Corps from Bridgeport via Emmitsburg to the Field of Gettysburg. Fifth Corps from Union Mills via Hanover and McSherrystown to Bonaughtown. Sixth Corps from Manchester en route to Gettysburg. Twelfth Corps from Littlestown via Two Taverns to the Field of Gettysburg. Second Cavalry Division marched from Manchester to Hanover Junction from whence the First and Third Brigades proceeded to Hanover while the Second Brigade returned to Manchester. Third Cavalry Division moved from Hanover via Abbotsville to Berlin and the Artillery Reserve First Regular and Fourth Volunteer Brigades from Taneytown to near Gettysburg. The Vermont Brigade from the Defenses of Washington Joined the First Corps on the Field of Gettysburg.

Battle of Gettysburg (First Day) and skirmish at Carlisle Pa.
 
Erected by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 42.131′ N, 77° 19.666′ W. Marker is in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on South Seton Avenue (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in front of the Emmitsburg
Itinerary Markers at Emmitsburg image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Itinerary Markers at Emmitsburg
Post Office. Marker is in this post office area: Emmitsburg MD 21727, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Army of the Potomac (here, next to this marker); Emmitsburg Sisters of Charity (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Mount Saint Mary's College (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Gen. John F. Reynolds (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daughters of Charity (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Joseph's Valley Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Spirit of the American Doughboy (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Emmitsburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Missing War Department Tablets image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Missing War Department Tablets
The tablets were removed for maintenance and repairs in 2008.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 876 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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