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

Army of the Potomac

July 4, 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 and Second Brigades, First Cavalry Division marched from Westminster and the Reserve Cavalry, First Cavalry Division from Gettysburg en route to Frederick.

Second Brigade Second Cavalry Division from Westminster via Emmitsburg to Monterey. The Third Brigade, Second Cavalry Division from Gettysburg to Hunterstown and the Third Cavalry Division from Gettysburg via Emmitsburg to Monterey.

Fight at Monterey Gap Pa. and skirmishes at Fairfield Gap Pa. and near Emmitsburg Md.
 
Erected by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 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
Itinerary Markers at Emmitsburg image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Itinerary Markers at Emmitsburg
(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 972 times since then and 16 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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