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The Civil War in Darnestown

The Civil War

 
 
The Civil War in Darnestown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 22, 2013
1. The Civil War in Darnestown Marker
Inscription. Although no major battles were fought in Darnestown, major troop movements occurred throughout the war.

April 13, 1861    - -  Fort Sumpter Falls

April 15 1861    - -  Lincoln calls out 75,000 state militia

May 3, 1861    - -   Lincoln calls for 42,000 volunteers for three year service

June 1861  - -    9th New York State Militia in Darnestown

July 21, 1861    - -  Union Defeat at First Bull Run (Mananssas)

August 1861  - -  Army of the Potomac. Union General Banks arrives in Darnestown

October 21, 1861  - -  Union defeat at Ball's Bluff

December 1861  - -  Banks' troops move from Darnestown to Frederick for winter quarters

December 1861 to March 1862  - -  Detachments of the 19th Massachusetts Infantry provost duty to Darnestown

September 17, 1863   - -   Union General William Franklin's VI Corps fo General McClellan's Army of the Potomac moves through Darnestown to Antietam

September 17, 1862   - -  Battle of Antietam Creek "Bloodiest Day" of Civil War

June 27-28 1863  - -  Confederate Brigadier General Wade Hampton of J. E. B. Stuart's Cavalry moves from Rower's ford to Darnestown on the way to Rockville

July 1-3, 1863  - -  Battle of Gettysburg "Bloodiest Battle" of Civil War

July
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By Allen C. Browne, October 22, 2013
2. The Civil War in Darnestown Marker
10-13 General Jubal Early's Raid on D. C.

July 13, 1864  - -  Confederate General Jubal Early army, retreating from raid on D.C. passes through Darnestown on its way to Virginia

July 14, 1864  - -  Union Major General Horatio Wright's VI Corps travels through Darnestown in its persuit of General Jubal Early's army

April 9, 1865  - -  Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox
 
Erected 2013 by Montgomery Parks.
 
Location. 39° 6.218′ N, 77° 17.452′ W. Marker is in Darnestown, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Darnestown Road (Maryland Route 28) and Seneca Road (Maryland Route 112), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in Darnestown Square Heritage Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14029 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg MD 20878, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Signal Corps and Wartime Communications (here, next to this marker); Civil War Troops & Darnestown Residents (here, next to this marker); Darnestown: A Strategic Point of Defense (a few steps from this marker); Disease, Death, and Medical Discoveries During the Civil War
9th New York States Militia in Darnestown image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 22, 2013
3. 9th New York States Militia in Darnestown
Regiment during drill
Close-up of photo on marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Clues to the Past: Oral History and Archaeology (within shouting distance of this marker); A 19th Century Crossroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Small Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Origins of Darnestown (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Darnestown.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Detachments of the 19th Massachusetts Infantry provost duty at Darnestown image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 22, 2013
4. Detachments of the 19th Massachusetts Infantry provost duty at Darnestown
Darnestown Encampment
Close-up of illustration on marker
Union Major General Horatio Wright's VI corps travels through Darnestown in its pursuit of General E image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 22, 2013
5. Union Major General Horatio Wright's VI corps travels through Darnestown in its pursuit of General E
Confederate Troops crossing the Potomac
Close-up of image on marker
Alfred R. Ward
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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