Near Keedysville in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Washington County Historical Advisory Committee.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Washington County Historical Advisory Committee marker series.
Location. 39° 29.272′ N, 77° 42.817′ W. Marker is near Keedysville, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Keedysville Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at the east end of the Hitt Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Keedysville MD 21756, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hitt-Cost House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pry Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Hospital Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pry’s Mill Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Hess’s Mill Bridge Civil War Hospital Site (approx. 0.8 miles away); Keedysville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pry Family Upheaval (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keedysville.
Regarding Hitt Bridge. The Hitt Bridge is better known as the "Upper" or "Hooker" Bridge, a significant crossing point of Antietam Creek during the Battle of Antietam.
Also see . . . Stone Arch Bridges of Washington County. (Submitted on October 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Battle of Antietam
On the day before the Battle, September 16, 1862, at around 4 p.m., Gen. Joseph Hooker's Federal I Corps crossed Antietam Creek here and just to the south at Pry's Mill Ford. This placed Hooker's men in position to the north of the Confederate line. The next day, these troops would initiate the Battle of Antietam with their early morning attack. Since the bridge was on the northern section of the battlefield, the historical name handed down has been "Upper Bridge," and occasionally
— Submitted October 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,994 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on March 31, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.