Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Early's Washington Raid
Diverting Federal Forces, July 1864
You can follow in the steps of Early and Gilmor through Maryland to Baltimore and Washington and back to Virginia while visiting numerous
(Sidebar): The Newcomer House is the Exhibit and Visitor Center for the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. Named for Joshua Newcomer, the owner during the war, the house and barn are all that remain of what was once the prosperous Orndorff farmstead and mill complex.
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 year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 39° 27.875′ N, 77° 43.643′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Boonesboro Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling west. Located in front of the Newcomer House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettysburg Campaign (here, next to this marker); 1862 Antietam Campaign (here, next to this marker); Antietam National Battlefield (here, next to this marker); The Newcomer House (a few steps from this marker); Heart of the Civil War (a few steps from this marker); 4th and 12th U.S. InfantryHistory or Memory? (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Indiana Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 665 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.