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Neal Home

 
 
Neal Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 11, 2015
1. Neal Home Marker
Inscription. Site of Abner Neal home. His sons, Henry and Frank, were arrested on Aug.28, 1862 as Southern supporters. Released, they joined the Army of Virginia and returned with Stuart's advance guard on June 29, 1863, en route to Gettysburg. Here, Brig. Gen. John Gibbon, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac, was cared for on July 4, 1863, after being wounded at Gettysburg.
 
Location. 39° 34.425′ N, 76° 59.659′ W. Marker is in Westminster, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is on East Main Street north of Longwell Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 73 E Main St, Westminster MD 21157, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Complete County Rural Free Delivery Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Mayor Joseph L. Mathias (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Westminster Depot (about 700 feet away); Divided Loyalties (about 700 feet away); The Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Final Tribute (approx. 0.3 miles away); Army of the Potomac (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Divided Loyalties (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westminster.
 
Regarding Neal Home.
Neal Home site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 11, 2015
2. Neal Home site
The building no longer exists. The marker is visible to the far right.
Because of lingering bad feelings, the Neal brothers were warned by their mother not to return after the war. They never saw their home here again. Referenced in the Civil War Trails marker, "Divided loyalties - The Neal family" near the train tracks.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Last updated on May 27, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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