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Near Boonsboro in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Near Here in Wise’s Field

 
 
Brigadier General Samuel Garland, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 2, 2006
1. Brigadier General Samuel Garland, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  Near here in Wise's field on the morning of Sept. 14, 1862, Brigadier General Samuel Garland, Jr. C.S.A. of Lynchburg, Virginia fell mortally wounded while leading his men.
 
Erected by Garland-Rhodes Camp 409, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 14, 1811.
 
Location. 39° 28.231′ N, 77° 37.037′ W. Marker is near Boonsboro, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Reno Monument Road and the Appalachian Trail, on the left when traveling west on Reno Monument Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21605 Reno Monument Rd, Boonsboro MD 21713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Historic Wise's Field (here, next to this marker); Deaths of Two Generals (a few steps from this marker); The Maryland Campaign of 1862 (a few steps from this marker); The Battle for Fox’s Gap (a few steps from this marker); The "Wiregrass" Georgians (a few steps from this marker); The Lost Orders (a few steps from this marker); 13th N.C. Regiment of Gen. Garland's Brigade
This and Two Other Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 2, 2006
2. This and Two Other Markers
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(a few steps from this marker); Maj. Gen. Jesse L. Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); Stonewall Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boonsboro.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brave and Accomplished. This page has a portrait of the General. (Submitted on July 4, 2006.) 

2. Brig. Gen. Samual Garland, Jr. (Submitted on July 4, 2006.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Monument apparently defaced by vandals.
Sometime during February of this year, vandals heavily chipped the monument and covered it with red paint. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources was investigating but had no leads.
    — Submitted May 21, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Near Here in Wise’s Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, June 24, 2009
3. Near Here in Wise’s Field Marker
Far right
Brigadier General Samuel Garland, Jr. image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
4. Brigadier General Samuel Garland, Jr.
Engraving made between 1861 and 1862.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,320 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   4. submitted on November 17, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Jul. 3, 2022