Beallsville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Squabble at the cemetery: Whose flag flies today?
— Antietam Campaign 1862 —
During the Civil War, the crossroads village of Beallsville was known as Monocacy Church, for the 1748 Anglican “Chapel of Ease” across the field before you. Union soldiers camped nearby in the fall of 1861 and virtually destroyed the church by using the pews for firewood and stabling their horses inside. The crossroads here, where the road from Rockville to the mouth of the Monocacy River and Nolands Ferry crossed the road from Edwards Ferry to Hyattstown, made Beallsville a strategic location.
After the war, the E.V. White Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy rebuilt Monocacy Church. They held funeral
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series lists.
Location. 39° 10.744′ N, 77° 24.789′ W. Marker is in Beallsville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Beallsville Road (Maryland Route 109) and Darnestown Road (Maryland Route 28), on the right when traveling south on Beallsville Road. This marker is easily missed and is blocked from view occasionally by placement of storage sheds on display. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19800 Darnestown Road, Beallsville MD 20839, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Loving Memory (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); African American Soldiers from Montgomery County Brewer Farmstead (approx. 0.9 miles away); Equestrian Heritage (approx. 0.9 miles away); Washington's Farm (approx. 1½ miles away); Seneca Stone Barn (approx. 1.7 miles away); 20101 Fisher Avenue (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Civil War at Poolesville (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beallsville.
More about this marker. The marker displays a photo of the Chapel of Ease as it stands today, a drawing depicting Decoration Day, and a map detailing unit movements in the Antietam Campaign.
1. Second Skirmish
Not mentioned on the marker, a second cavalry battle occurred in Beallsville about a month later, on October 12, 1862. The action was part of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's second ride around the Army of the Potomac. While returning to White’s Ford, Stuart was confronted with Federal forces based out of Beallsville about a mile north of the Chapel. Artillery held the Federals at bay and Stuart crossed the Potomac in good order.
— Submitted July 14, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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