Near Zittlestown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
— Antietam Campaign 1862 —
The two armies revisited this valley in 1863 during the Confederate retreat after the Battle of Gettysburg. They sparred across Washington County, July 5-14, fighting at Boonsboro, Funkstown, and Hagerstown.
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical Communications • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails series list.
Location. 39° 29.951′ N, 77° 37.441′ W. Marker is near Zittlestown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Washington Monument Road, on the right. Located in the Washington Monument State Park, at the trailhead for a walking path to the monument. The Appalachian trail passes nearby. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown MD 21769, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Monument State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); 1732 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1749 / 1753-58 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1759 / 1758-74 (about 400 feet away); 1774 / 1775 (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Washington Monument (about 500 feet away); The First Completed Monument Dedicated to the Memory of George Washington (about 500 feet away); 1776 / 1777 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zittlestown.
More about this monument. The text of this marker is nearly the same as a similarly titled marker in Boonsboro.
The marker also displays a 19th Century picture of the monument.
Also see . . . The other Washington Monument Marker. Located in downtown Boonsboro. (Submitted on July 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,785 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.