“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Taneytown in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Meade’s Headquarters

Meade's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
1. Meade's Headquarters Marker
Inscription. Major General George G. Meade, commander of the Army of the Potomac, maintained headquarters on the nearby Shunk Farm from June 30 until the night of July 1, 1863. From here he directed the initial concentration of the Union forces at Gettysburg.
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 39° 40.173′ N, 77° 9.773′ W. Marker is in Taneytown, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is on Francis Scott Key Highway (Maryland Route 194) one mile north of Taneytown Pike (Route 140), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Taneytown MD 21787, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1st Lieutenant John E. Buffington (approx. 0.8 miles away); Zile's Ice Cream (approx. one mile away); The Heart of Our Town (approx. one mile away); Everything from Bags of Flour to the President's Shoes (approx. one mile away); Painting the Town Red (approx. one mile away); Adam Good Tavern (approx. one mile away); Army of the Potomac (approx. one mile away); Taneytown (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Taneytown.
Also see . . .  General Meade's Pipe Creek Circular.
Meade’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Meade’s Headquarters Marker
While at the Shunk Farm, Meade was operating along the "Pipe Creek Line," a defensive position that allowed the Army to defend both Washington and Baltimore, yet at the same time rapidly move forward to counter any movements by the Confederate army. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,853 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   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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