Adamstown in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Green Corn March
— Antietam Campaign 1862 —
The landscape today is much the same as it was when the Confederates marched by. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson camped with his men near this spot at Three Springs. Benjamin Moffet, from a farm near the camp, presented Jackson with a riding horse. According to Henry Kyd Douglas, after mounting the horse, Jackson “touched her with a spur, and then with distended nostrils and flashing eyes she rose on her hind feet into the air and went backward, horse and rider, to the ground. The General was stunned, bruised and injured in the back. ... Now [Gen. Robert E.] Lee [who had injured his hands
(Sidebar): This fertile land was the first in Maryland to be planted primarily in wheat and corn instead of tobacco. Most of the land here belonged to descendants of Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832), the last living signer of the Declaration of Independence, in an estate called Carrollton Manor that included more than 17,000 acres and was worked by more than 500 slaves. On the western side of the road, as you proceed up the turnpike toward Buckeystown, you can see some of the old houses of large estates owned by prominent Maryland families.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails series list.
Location. 39° 16.798′ N, 77° 27.818′ W. Marker is in Adamstown, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Buckeystown Pike (Maryland Route 85), on the right when traveling north. At the entrance to a farm market on the right side of the road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Adamstown MD 21710, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Washington (approx. 1.6 miles away); Carroll's Mill (approx. 1862 Antietam Campaign (approx. 2.8 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 2.8 miles away); Point of Rocks (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Point of Rocks (approx. 3.8 miles away); Site of Buckeystown Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 4 miles away); Monocacy Aqueduct (approx. 4 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker features a picture of Stonewall Jackson on horseback, and an Alfred Waud drawing of the 1st Virginia Cavalry at Halt. A map details unit movements in the Antietam campaign and other Civil War Trails sites.
The Waud caption reads as follows:
"1st Virginia Cav. at a Halt" by Waud, Harpers Weekly
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,455 times since then and 481 times this year. Last updated on July 3, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.