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

New Windsor

Village by Moonlight

 
 
New Windsor * * * Village by Moonlight Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
1. New Windsor * * * Village by Moonlight Marker
Inscription. Gettysburg Campaign. In June 1863, as Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia marched north, Gen. J. E. B. Stuart’s Confederate cavalry rode east of the main army. Soon, Federal cavalry hunted Stuart. Gen. David McM. Gregg’s division left Frederick about 4 p.m. on July 28, and bivouacked between New Market and Poplar Springs. It spent the next day around New Market, Ridgeville, Mt. Airy, and Lisbon. That night, the exhausted men and horses, wrote a New York cavalryman, passed through “a small but beautiful village New Windsor. It was about 10 o’clock when we arrived there. The moon shined beautifully, and as we looked over the place so still it reminded me of some moonlight picture. I think it is the prettyist place I ever saw.” The division halted about four miles from Westminster.

That same night, Gen. John Sedgwick’s Union VI Corps bivouacked near New Windsor after a grueling 26-mile-march from New Market. Lt. George W. Bicknell, 5th Maine Volunteer Infantry wrote, “The country round about was most beautiful. ... A sight met the eye here, which did the hearts of the Maine boys much good. It was a modern school house. So seldom had one of these institutions been seen since the regiment left home, that the appearance of this one excited considerable comment and remark.”

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New Windsor College image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
2. New Windsor College
Established as a Catholic college in 1850, Calvert College's Old Main was a New Windsor Landmark. The college closed in 1866 and reopened as New Windsor College in 1894. Courtesy of the Historical Society of Carroll County
dawn on June 30, Gregg’s cavalry charged into Westminster and captured Stuart’s stragglers from the previous day’s skirmish. Hours later VI Corps marched through en route to Manchester.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 39° 32.63′ N, 77° 6.386′ W. Marker is in New Windsor, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Maryland Route 31) and Green Valley Road (Maryland Route 75), on the left on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Windsor MD 21776, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maryland History-New Windsor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Strawbridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Robert Strawbridge House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Birthplace of American Methodism (approx. 1.5 miles away); John Evans House, 1764 (approx. 1.5 miles away); Strawbridge Log Meeting House Site (approx. 2.2 miles away); Methodist Historical Marker (approx. 3.2 miles away); Army of the Potomac (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Windsor.
 
Also see . . .  New Windsor Conference Center. (Submitted on October 17, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
College Building Today image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
3. College Building Today
Building is now a conference center operated by the Church of the Brethren.

 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
New Windsor Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
4. New Windsor Park Sign
New Windsor Park image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
5. New Windsor Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,532 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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