Perryville in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
One Week After the War Began
Perryville, a town with few residents, three shops, two inns and a post office, overnight became a Federal staging area. The army turned the train depot into soldiers' barracks, the ticket office into a headquarters, and the storage houses into supply centers, establishing a hub of military activity in Perryville. The steamboat Maryland was commandeered as a transport vessel.
An April 28 New York Times article declared, “Places are like people. Some are
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The steamer Maryland was commandeered for the U.S. Army in the spring of 1861. It transported supplies and soldiers north and south. -- Courtesy of Historical Society of Cecil County
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Railroad map, 19th century, showing lines through Cecil County and Perryville, through Harford and Baltimore Counties to Baltimore City. -- Courtesy of Historical Society of Cecil County
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails series list.
Location. 39° 33.432′ N, 76° 4.671′ W. Marker is in Perryville, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (Maryland Route Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perryville MD 21903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revered Son (a few steps from this marker); Rodgers Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Post Road - Lower Susquehanna Ferry - Rodgers' Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Count de Rochambeau’s Troops (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flag Pole Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Under Attack (approx. ¾ mile away); Susquehanna Lower Ferry (approx. ¾ mile away); American Legion Post No. 47 (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryville.
Also see . . . Perry Point Mansion - Maryland Historical Trust. (Submitted on March 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,952 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on February 27, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on October 9, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 17, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.