Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Heart of the Civil War
The Civil War, its causes, and the aftermath have shaped our country’s 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 state’s Civil War history. Today it is these three counties that comprise the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area (HCWHA).
Maryland’s 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 War’s wide impact on both people and
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. Touch 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 (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Third Indiana Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.