Middletown in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Union Left Flank
— Gettysburg Campaign —
After the battle, most of the Union army returned to the valley in pursuit of the Confederates retreating to Virginia, and Gen. John Buford led his Federal cavalry through Middletown on July 7. The I and IV Corps entered the valley through the Hamburg Pass, while V and XI Corps, accompanied by commanding Gen. George G. Meade, marched by here on the National Road. The rest of the army moved on to Jefferson, Burkittsville, and Crampton's
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
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 month for this entry is June 1863.
Location. 39° 26.63′ N, 77° 32.879′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Alternate U.S. 40) and Elm Street, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West Main Street, Middletown MD 21769, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Middletown (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Middletown (here, next to this marker); Lamar House (here, next to this marker); Appleman's Tannery (a few steps from this marker); Middletown in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
More about this marker. The marker displays portraits of Gens. John Buford and John F. Reynolds. A Gettysburg campaign map on the lower right details the location of the Federal army by corps on June 27.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,237 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on April 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 4. submitted on June 25, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 5. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.