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

Fighting House to House,

Yard to Yard

Fighting House to House, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 20, 2012
1. Fighting House to House, Marker
Inscription. “Several others who were hidden in houses escaped by donning citizenís clothing, and Private Anitpas H. Curtis (Company D), while so dressed, had the distinction of saluting General Lee in person.” George G. Benedict in “Vermont in the Civil War”, 1888.

When Sheriff Edward Mobley marched off to war in 1862, he moved his family from the jailerís house on Jonathan Street to East Washington Street to be near his parents who lived here.

On July 6, 1863 Union cavalrymen entering the City from Funkstown encountered Confederate cavalry and infantry descending through the town from the north. A pitched battle in the streets ensued, blue and gray horsemen clashing in the streets, fighting from yard to yard and alley to alley. Union General Kilpatrickís cavalry pushed the Confederates back as far as Church Street before the rebels were reinforced and counterattacked, driving the Union cavalry toward Williamsport.

During the counterattack, a detachment of troopers from the 1st Vermont Cavalry were cut off from the rest of their regiment while fighting through these yards. The Mobleys and their neighbors called the men into their homes and hid them for several days until the town was re-occupied by Union forces on July 13th. Some of the Vermonters were even loaned civilian clothes which allowed them to go out and mingle among the Confederate occupiers who assumed they were Hagerstown residents.
Erected by Maryland Heritage Area.
Location. 39° 38.484′ N, 77° 43.014′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on North Locust Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 66 North Locust Street, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hagerstown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ransom of Hagerstown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hagerstown Ransomed (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Battle of Hagerstown (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Battle of Hagerstown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Treatment of the Wounded (approx. 0.2 miles away); A City Divided (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hagerstown.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 50 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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