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

Army of the Potomac

July 1 1863

 
 
Army of the Potomac Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. Army of the Potomac Tablet
Inscription.  First Corps Marched from Marsh Run. Eleventh Corps from Emmitsburg to Gettysburg. Second Corps from Uniontown via Taneytown to near Gettysburg. Third Corps from Bridgeport via Emmitsburg to the Field of Gettysburg. Fifth Corps from Union Mills via Hanover and McSherrystown to Bonaughtown. Sixth Corps from Manchester en route to Gettysburg. Twelfth Corps from Littlestown via Two Taverns to the Field of Gettysburg. Second Cavalry Division marched from Manchester to Hanover Junction from whence the First and Third Brigades proceeded to Hanover while the Second Brigade returned to Manchester. Third Cavalry Division moved from Hanover via Abbotsville to Berlin and the Artillery Reserve First Regular and Fourth Volunteer Brigades from Taneytown to near Gettysburg. The Vermont Brigade from the Defenses of Washington Joined the First Corps on the Field of Gettysburg.

Battle of Gettysburg (First Day) and skirmish at Carlisle Pa.
 
Erected by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location.
Itinerary Markers at Emmitsburg image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Itinerary Markers at Emmitsburg
39° 42.131′ N, 77° 19.666′ W. Marker is in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on South Seton Avenue (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north. Located in front of the Emmitsburg Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emmitsburg MD 21727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Army of the Potomac (here, next to this marker); The Carriage House Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 137 South Seton Avenue (about 400 feet away); Town Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town of Emmitsburg, Maryland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emmitsburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emmitsburg Memorial Post (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis Xavier Elder (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emmitsburg.
 
Missing War Department Tablets image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Missing War Department Tablets
The tablets were removed for maintenance and repairs in 2008.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,070 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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