Near Rocky Ridge in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Old Frederick Road
A Short Night’s Rest
After the Battle of Gettysburg, the Union V Corps and Meade traveled the Old Frederick Road as Lee retreated to Virginia. On July 5, Meade made his headquarters in Creagerstown for the night and sent a dispatch to Washington. He wrote that he would be in Frederick the next evening and asked that reinforcements "be thrown to Harper's Ferry by rail as soon as possible.... It is of importance to get possession of South Mountain passes and
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Location. 39° 36.493′ N, 77° 21.119′ W. Marker is near Rocky Ridge, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Old Frederick Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Loy's Station Park parking lot, just off the road. Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Ridge MD 21778, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thurmont Memorial Park (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock (approx. 3.3 miles away); Thurmont (approx. 3.4 miles away); Creeger House (approx. 3.4 miles away); To the Unknown Dead (approx. 3.5 miles away); George Washington (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cunningham Falls (approx. 4.8 miles away); Catoctin Furnace (approx. 4.8 miles away).
More about this marker. On the lower left of the marker is a photograph of "This 1848 covered bridge" which "is one of three remaining in Frederick County." Portraits of Gens. Oliver O. Howard and George G. Meade are in the upper center of the marker. A map of the area showing Federal movements during the Gettysburg campaign is in the lower right side.
Also see . . .
1. Loy's Station Coverd Bridge. History of the bridge. (Submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Frederick Bridges, Uncovered. Washington Post article on the covered bridges of Frederick County, MD. (Submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Gettysburg Campaign
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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