Brunswick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
— Gettysburg Campaign —
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal, and the Maryland Civil War Trails series lists.
Location. 39° 18.734′ N, 77° 37.669′ W. Marker is in Brunswick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Railroad Square, on the right when traveling east. Marker located beside the Brunswick Train Station at 100 South Maple Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Maple Street, Brunswick MD 21716, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Train No. 286 Bell Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Brunswick River Mural (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); One Time Rivals (about 300 feet away); From Dirt Path to Main Street (about 400 feet away); a different Brunswick (about 400 feet away); Water Power (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brunswick.
More about this marker. The marker features three photographs. The left-most displays Pinkerton detectives in a Union camp, captioned “The Union army relied on sources such as these Pinkerton detectives, photographed at Berlin in 1862, as well as railroad agents and crews to gather intelligence along the border during the Civil War.”
A smaller photo shows the 1862 pontoon bridge, “Viewed from Virginia, this pontoon bridge was constructed in 1862 as one of several crossing points as the Army of the Potomac pursued the Army of Northern Virginia after the Battle of Antietam. The piers from Berlin’s covered bridge burned in 1861 are seen nearby.”
The last picture shows the 1863 pontoon bridge, “Looking across to Virginia, dual pontoon bridges were erected at Berlin in July 1863, A Union wagon train is forming up to pursue Lee into Virginia.
Also see . . . Civil War Pontoon Bridges. (Submitted on July 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,217 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.