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Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Heart of the Civil War

 
 
Heart of the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
1. Heart of the Civil War Marker
Inscription.
Below the Mason-Dixon Line, above the Potomac, and at the Heart of the Civil War.

The Civil War, its causes, and the aftermath have shaped our countryís cultural landscape in countless ways. The significance of the Civil War in north-central Maryland is indisputable; the region is where major battles took place, important decisions were made, and notable personalities made their presence known.

Washington, Frederick, and Carroll counties experienced the horrors of the war firsthand, and each played a leading role in the stateís Civil War history. Today it is these three counties that comprise the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area (HCWHA).

Marylandís HCWHA is part of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area and encompasses the sites of three major battles, all of which had an impact on the outcome of a campaign or the war itself. With the HCWHA, you can explore the sites of other significant battles and skirmishes, army encampments, military headquarters, museum/heritage facilities, hospital sites, intact structures from the Civil War era, scenic landscapes, artifact and document collections, commemorative events, visitor services, and much more. This diversity of resources provides a breadth of opportunities to fully understand the Civil Warís wide impact on both people and
Heart of the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
2. Heart of the Civil War Marker
place.
 
Location. 39° 27.875′ N, 77° 43.635′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Boonesboro Pike (Maryland Route 34), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located on the Antietam Battlefield, in front of the Newcomer House. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Newcomer House (here, next to this marker); Early's Washington Raid (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (a few steps from this marker); 1862 Antietam Campaign (a few steps from this marker); 4th and 12th U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Middle Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Indiana Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains photographs of the Historic Union Mills in Carroll County, the Dunker Church at Antietam National Battlefield, and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. The right side of the marker features a map of Maryland Civil War Trails in the vicinity.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Markers at the Newcomer House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2013
3. Markers at the Newcomer House
There are two markers at this location. The Heart of the Civil War marker is seen here on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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