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Middleburg in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Army of the Potomac

June 29 1863

 
 
Army of the Potomac Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2010
1. Army of the Potomac Tablet
Inscription. Headquarters Army of the Potomac moved from Frederick to Middleburg. First and Eleventh Corps marched from Frederick to Emmitsburg. Second Corps from Monocacy Junction via Liberty and Johnsville to Uniontown. Third Corps from near Woodsborough to Taneytown. Fifth Corps from Ballinger's Creek via Frederick and Mount Pleasant to Liberty. Sixth Corps from Hyattstown via New Market and Ridgeville to New Windsor. Twelfth Corps from Frederick to Taneytown and Bruceville.

First and Second brigades First cavalry division from Middletown via Boonsvorough, Cavetown and Monterey Springs to near Fairfield. Reserve cavalry brigade of the First division from Middletown to Mechanicstown. Second cavalry division from New Market and Ridgeville to New Windsor. Third cavalry division from Frederick to Littlestown and the Artillery Reserve from Frederick to Bruceville.

Skirmishes at Muddy Branch and Westminster Md. and at McConnellsburg and near Oyster Point Pa.
 
Erected by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 35.666′ N, 77° 12.968′ W. Marker is in Middleburg, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is on Middleburg Road (State Highway 77), on the right when traveling east. Click for map.
Army of the Potomac Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2010
2. Army of the Potomac Tablet
Marker is at or near this postal address: 6105 Middleburg Road, Keymar MD 21757, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Middleburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Terra Rubra” (approx. 1.7 miles away); The First Reaping Machine (approx. 2.4 miles away); Elmer A. Wolfe High School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Union Bridge - Reynolds’ Last Journey (approx. 2.7 miles away); Western Maryland Railway Honor Roll (approx. 2.7 miles away); World's First Reaping Machine (approx. 2.7 miles away); Birthplace of Francis Scott Key (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Pipe Creek Line. An essay on the Pipe Creek Line. (Submitted on April 4, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Middleburg Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2010
3. Middleburg Road
The road running between Thurmont and Uniontown, passing through Middleburg, saw much activity during the Gettysburg Campaign as the Federal army massed to oppose the Confederates, who had invaded Pennsylvania.
Left Flank of Pipe Creek Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2010
4. Left Flank of Pipe Creek Line
In the closing days of June 1863, General Meade ordered the concentration of the Army of the Potomac along Pipe Creek in order to block any Confederate move toward Washington, D.C. or Baltimore, Maryland. Under Meade's plan, the First Corps, under General Reynolds, would occupy the far left end of the line. Their tentative position was just north of Middleburg, on the high ground overlooking Big Pipe Creek. That ground is in the distance of this view from the road near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,096 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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