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

Army of the Potomac

July 1, 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.  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 Abbottstown 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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 39.795′ N, 77° 10.837′ W. Marker is
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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 is located 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. 0.3 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 Craig Swain
2. Two Army of the Potomac Tablets and a Civil War Trails Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,816 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on August 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 11, 2023