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Poolesville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Civil War at Poolesville

 
 
The Civil War at Poolesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 22, 2007
1. The Civil War at Poolesville Marker
Inscription. Famed commander, Lt. Col. E.V. (“Lige”) White, of the 35th BN Va. Cavalry C.S.A., and many members of his command were natives of this area. This town became the headquarters of Union Brig. Gen. Charles P. Stone’s 12,000-man corps of observation from June 1861, until March 1862. Four regiments from this command fought at Balls Bluff on the Virginia side of the Potomac, six miles from this sign, on October 21, 1861. Col. Edward Baker, of Oregon, was killed and funeral services were held here.

Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker’s Headquarters were established here on June 26, 1863, during the Gettysburg Campaign.

Skirmishes occurred here in September, November and December 1862 and July 1864.
 
Erected 1961 by Montgomery County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 8.777′ N, 77° 25.076′ W. Marker is in Poolesville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Fisher Avenue / White's Ferry Road (Maryland Route 107) and W Willard Road, on the left when traveling east on Fisher Avenue / White's Ferry Road. Click for map. Located in front of the offices of William J. Roberts, attorney. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20000 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville MD 20837, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At
Marker In Front of the Law Office image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 22, 2007
2. Marker In Front of the Law Office
The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Poolesville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Peter's Church (about 400 feet away); Poolesville (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Poolesville (about 700 feet away); Beallsville (approx. 2.3 miles away); In Loving Memory (approx. 2.3 miles away); African American Soldiers from Montgomery County (approx. 3.1 miles away); Brewer Farmstead (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Poolesville.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History of Poolesville. (Submitted on August 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,139 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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