Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Christ Episcopal Church
— Gettysburg Campaign —
Prisoners captured along the way or arrested in town were held in the courthouse a block away. Dora Higgins wrote that "at six [p.m.] ... they carried their prisoners off, compelling Capt. Vinson, tho' too ill to stand alone, to mount a horse, at the point of their sabers, and go with them."
After Stuart left, Dora Higgins returned to the church to inform the vestrymen it was safe. A Confederate rear guard followed her, however, and arrested them. When local secessionists told her
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • War, US Civil • Women. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 28, 1866.
Location. 39° 4.94′ N, 77° 9.177′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on South Washington Street near Vinson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 South Washington Street, Rockville MD 20850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Christ Episcopal Church (here, next to this marker); Dr. James Anderson House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hungerford Tavern (about 300 feet away); Rockville (about 400 feet away); Hungerford Tavern/Susan Russell House (about 400 feet away); 1803 Plan of Rockville and Boundary Stone (about 400 feet away); Boundary Stone“Out of Robb’s Window, Montgomery County Court House.” (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
More about this marker. In the lower section of the marker are three portraits:
Arrested by Stuart, Judge Richard Johns Bowie was the most respected public figure in 19th-century Rockville. Courtesy of the Montgomery County Historical Society.
William Veirs Bouic, Sr., town commissioner, lawyer, state's attorney, and leader of secessionist movement in Montgomery County. Courtesy of Peerless Rockville.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dawson, wife of arrested lawyer Lawrence Dawson. Courtesy of the Dawson Family, Peerless Rockville.
Also see . . .
1. The Civil War in Rockville. (Submitted on January 16, 2006.)
2. History of Christ Church. (Submitted on January 16, 2006.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,724 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on November 5, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. Photos: 1. submitted on January 16, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 2. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on July 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on January 18, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.