Near Burkittsville in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Burkittsville: Henry Burkitt’s Town
Erected by Blue and Gray Education Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
Location. 39° 24.087′ N, 77° 38.27′ W. Marker is near Burkittsville, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Gapland Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burkittsville MD 21718, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Sealed With Their Lives” (here, next to this marker); Chew’s Ashby Artillery (here, next to this marker); Gath's Empty Tomb (approx. ¼ mile away); Mausoleum (approx. ¼ mile away); The Confusion of Battle (approx. ¼ mile away); The 15th North Carolina (approx. ¼ mile away); Brownsville Pass: Semmes’ Gamble (approx. ¼ mile away); GATH: The Man and His Mountain (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burkittsville.
More about this marker. The marker features a newspaper drawing showing the, “Charge of the Union VI Corps at Burkittsville.”
Also see . . . Walking Tour of Burkittsville. (Submitted on August 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Just South of the Lutheran Church stands the Dr. Tilghman Biser House. At the time of the Battle on Crampton’s Gap, the doctor’s nephew, Lewis Lamar was studying medicine at the house. Lewis was distantly related to John B. and Jefferson M. Lamar, both of whom were members of Cobb’s Georgia Brigade and both died of wounds in the fighting.
— Submitted August 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,092 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.