Clear Spring in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Stonewall Jackson at Dam 5
Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1775.
Location. 39° 36.419′ N, 77° 55.317′ W. Marker is in Clear Spring, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clear Spring MD 21722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Protecting Cultural Resources (here, next to this marker); Dam No. 5 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mule Power (approx. 1˝ miles away); Four Locks (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Four Locks (approx. 1˝ miles away); McCoy's Ferry (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lancelot Jacques (approx. 3 miles away); Clear Spring Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clear Spring.
1. From the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom and Torch Light, December 18, 1861:
“THE SKIRMISH AT DAM NO. 5. – It has been pretty certainly ascertained from persons on the Virginia side of the river that in the late skirmish at Dam No. 5, although there were but a few men firing from this side, the rebels suffered severely, sustaining a loss of five killed and nine wounded. They also left behind them a cannon and about seventy dollars worth of axes, shovels, picks, crowbars, and other implements with which they intended to destroy the dam, and which, with the exception of the cannon, were brought over the river on Monday by persons who ventured across for
On Wednesday, Capt. RUSSELL, with is Cavalry crossed the river at the Dam, and scoured the county on the opposite side from that print to Williamsport, but did not meet any of the enemy’s marauders.”
— Submitted October 23, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.
Additional keywords. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Dam 5
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,529 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 28, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.