Cumberland in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Between the Line
— Gettysburg Campaign —
At dawn on June 17, the 18th Virginia Cavalry and Confederate artillery arrived east of Cumberland off Williams Road near here. When residents approached them to ascertain their intentions, they fired the cannons, and shells landed near McKaig's foundry. Two trooper under Confederate Col. George W. Imboden (Gen. John Imboden's brother) then delivered a letter to Cumberland's acting mayor, Valentine Buckey, demanding that he surrender the city "as an act of humanity." Terms were negotiated, and about 30 cavalrymen entered Cumberland,
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O), and the Maryland Civil War Trails series lists.
Location. 39° 38.966′ N, 78° 44.993′ W. Marker is in Cumberland, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker can be reached from Fort Avenue just north of Reservoir Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cumberland (a few steps from this marker); Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); McNeill’s Raid (approx. half a mile away); Capture of Generals (approx. half a mile away); A Boom for Cumberland (approx. half a mile away); Capture of Generals B.F. Kelly and George Crook (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); B’er Chayim (Well of Life) Congregation (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.