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Near Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Headquarters of Generals Robert E. Lee, "Stonewall" Jackson and Longstreet Sept. 6-9, 1862.

 
 
Headquarters of Generals Robert E. Lee, "Stonewall" Jackson and Longstreet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
1. Headquarters of Generals Robert E. Lee, "Stonewall" Jackson and Longstreet Marker
Inscription.  Here was written the famous lost order No. 191 and the proclamation to the people of Maryland.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 22.587′ N, 77° 23.824′ W. Marker is near Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of Urbana Pike (Maryland Route 355) and New Technology Way, on the right when traveling east on Urbana Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frederick MD 21701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Boulder Overlooks the Monocacy Battlefield (here, next to this marker); Battle of Monocacy (here, next to this marker); Monocacy Battlefield (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lost Order (about 500 feet away); 1862 Antietam Campaign (about 500 feet away); Battle Begins (about 500 feet away); A Bold Plan (about 600 feet away); Confederates Invade Maryland (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
More about this marker. Located at a pull-off and concrete platform featuring two battle monuments for the July 9, 1864 battle of Monocacy.
 
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Headquarters of Generals Robert E. Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2003
2. Headquarters of Generals Robert E. Lee Marker
here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Lost Special Orders 191 markers
 
View of the Marker and Monocacy Battle Monuments image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
3. View of the Marker and Monocacy Battle Monuments
Taken from the new visitor's center at the Monocacy Battlefield.
Headquarters of Generals Robert E. Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 25, 2009
4. Headquarters of Generals Robert E. Lee Marker
Headquarters of Generals Robert E. Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 25, 2009
5. Headquarters of Generals Robert E. Lee Marker
Marker in relation to the Monocacy Visitor's Center (across the road)
Site where Lost Orders were Found image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
6. Site where Lost Orders were Found
Just to the west of the railroad is a rise where based on first hand accounts, First Sergeant John M. Bloss and Corporal Barton Warren Mitchell of the 27th Indiana Infantry found an envelope containing a copy of Orders No. 191. At the time of the war, a station house stood here, and was known as Monocacy Junction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,550 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on September 4, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on July 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on July 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   6. submitted on July 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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