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

Gen. J. E. B. Stuart’s

 
 
Gen. J. E. B. Stuart’s Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 5, 2006
1. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart’s Cavalry Marker
Inscription.  Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry on his raid around the Federal army, Oct. 19, 1862, crossed the National Road here after crossing the Potomac River at McCoy’s Ferry three miles south of this point.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 39° 38.902′ N, 77° 58.992′ W. Marker is near Clear Spring, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of National Pike (U.S. 40) and Cove Road, on the right when traveling west on National Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clear Spring MD 21722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3
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miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Federal Signal Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Frederick (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lancelot Jacques (approx. 1.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); The National Road (approx. 2½ miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Chambersburg Raid
 
Gen. J. E. B. Stuart’s Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 5, 2006
2. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart’s Cavalry Marker
This view of the National Road is east towards Clear Spring.
Cove Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 5, 2006
3. Cove Road
This is the country lane between the National Road and McCoy's Ferry. The National Road is in the foreground. Today it is interrupted by Interstate I-70 1½ miles south. There a frontage road jogs east to Boyd Road. Take Boyd Road under I-70, turn right on Big Pool Road and left on McCoy's Ferry Road to continue retracing General Stuart's ride.
McCoy's Ferry sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert H. Moore, II, January 10, 2009
4. McCoy's Ferry sign
Sign at entrance to McCoy's River stop on the Potomac River.
Looking west along the Potomac from McCoy's Ferry image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert H. Moore, II, January 10, 2009
5. Looking west along the Potomac from McCoy's Ferry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,297 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on January 13, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.

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