Ellicott City in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Town Divided
Other residents who remained loyal to the Union joined the First Maryland Infantry. Several merchants’ sons organized “broomstick brigades,” decorated themselves with ribbons liberated from their mothers’ bonnets, and marched forth to attack their pro-Confederate counterparts near the Hilton estate (which the boys nicknamed Helltown). Later, one recalled, The “old fields” and unfenced acres of mammoth
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 39° 16.125′ N, 76° 48.062′ W. Marker is in Ellicott City, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Maryland Route 144) and Ellicott Mills Drive, on the right on Main Street. West of this marker Route 144 is called Frederick Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ellicott City MD 21042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The National Road (here, next to this marker); MaryLandscapes (here, next to this marker); Fire House Annex (within shouting distance of this marker); Fells Lane Community (within shouting New Fire Station & Transit Terminal (within shouting distance of this marker); Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonathan Ellicott Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller Chevrolet (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellicott City.
Also see . . . Maryland Civil War Trails, Baltimore Region Tour. Web site for these markers. (Submitted on March 9, 2006.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,350 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on November 4, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. Photos: 1. submitted on March 9, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 22, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.