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Taneytown in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Army of the Potomac

June 30, 1863

Army of the Potomac Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 28, 2020
1. Army of the Potomac Marker
Inscription.  Headquarters Army of the Potomac moved from Middleburg to Taneytown. First Corps marched from Emmitsburg to Marsh Run, Third Corps from Taneytown to Bridgeport, Fifth Corps from Liberty via Johnsville Union Bridge and Union to Union Mills, Sixth Corps from New Windsor to Manchester, Twelfth Corps from Taneytown and Bruceville to Littlestown, First and Second Brigades First Cavalry Division from near Fairfield via Emmitsburg to Gettysburg Second Cavalry Division from New Windsor to Westminster and thence to Manchester, Third Cavalry Division from Littlestown to Hanover, and the Artillery Reserve from Bruceville to Taneytown.

Fight at Hanover Pa. and skirmishes at Westminster Md. and at Fairfield and Sporting Hill near Harrisburg Pa.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 39.797′ N, 77° 10.842′ W. Marker is in Taneytown, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of West Baltimore Street (State Highway 140) and Park Road, on the left when traveling west on West Baltimore Street. Marker
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is in Taneytown Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Taneytown MD 21787, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taneytown (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (here, next to this marker); "9 11 A Day To Remember" (a few steps from this marker); Taneytown Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Lieutenant John E. Buffington (approx. ¼ mile away); Adam Good Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Steps of the Sisters" (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Heart of Our Town (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taneytown.
Two Army of the Potomac Tablets and a Civil War Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 28, 2020
2. Two Army of the Potomac Tablets and a Civil War Trails Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,094 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 10, 2023