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Fairfield in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Army of the Potomac

July 6, 1863

 
 
Army of the Potomac Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2020
1. Army of the Potomac Marker
Inscription.  First Corps marched from Gettysburg to Emmitsburg. Fifth Corps from Marsh Run to Moritz's Cross-Roads. Sixth Corps from Fairfield to Emmitsburg except the Third brigade, Second Division which in conjunction with the First Brigade, Second Cavalry Division was left at Fairfield to pursue the enemy. Eleventh Corps from Rock Creek to Emmitsburg. First cavalry division from Frederick to Williamsport and thence back to Jones's Cross-Roads. Third cavalry division and Second brigade, Second cavalry division from Boonsborough via Hagerstown and Williamsport to Jones's Cross-Roads. The First brigade, Second cavalry division from Emmitsburg to Fairfield and the Third brigade, Second cavalry division from Greenwood to Marion.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 47.233′ N, 77° 22.145′ W. Marker is in Fairfield, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 116) and Miller Street on Main Street. Located at the St. John Lutheran Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfield PA 17320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John's United Church of Christ Bell (a few steps from this marker); Field Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Fairfield Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Samuel S. Starr (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry E. Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fairfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fairfield (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfield.
 
Army of the Potomac Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2020
2. Army of the Potomac Marker
Fairfield Inn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
3. Fairfield Inn
One of many buildings within the Fairfield Historic District that date from the time of the Civil War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,960 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on August 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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