Ellicott City in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
B&O Railroad Station
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Patapsco Guard. Local businessman Thomas McGowan began recruiting for the company named the Patapsco Guard in September 1861; he became its captain. The Guard assumed provost marshal duties in Ellicott's Mills until May 1862. They briefly served with the 3rd Maryland Infantry and marched to Harpers Ferry where they skirmished with Confederate troops. On June 2, the Patapsco Guard refused to enter Virginia on the grounds that they were a home guard raised to
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 39° 16.068′ N, 76° 47.706′ W. Marker is in Ellicott City, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Maryland Route 144) and Maryland Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the B&O train station, now the B&O Ellicott City Railroad Station Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City MD 21043, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Road Versus Rails (a few steps from this marker); Old Stone Tavern House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Phoenix Emporium (within shouting distance of this marker); Hunt's General Store & Millinery Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); John Williams House Second Patapsco Bank Building (about 400 feet away); Ellicott’s Mills (about 400 feet away); The Patapsco National Bank (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellicott City.
More about this marker. One of a series of Maryland Civil War Trails markers.
Also see . . .
1. America's First Steam Locomotive, 1830. The "Tom Thumb" first ran between Baltimore and Ellicott Mills. (Submitted on March 17, 2006.)
2. Photo Tour of Ellicott City on the B&O Old Main Line. From the Trainweb site. (Submitted on March 17, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
3. Impossible Challenge: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Maryland. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
4. Impossible Challenge II: Baltimore to Washington and Harpers Ferry From 1828 to 1994. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,184 times since then and 91 times this year. Last updated on April 21, 2010, by Mike Radinsky of Ellicott City, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 17, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 9. submitted on February 6, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 10. submitted on December 20, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 11. submitted on July 6, 2009, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 12. submitted on April 21, 2010, by Mike Radinsky of Ellicott City, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.