Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Stonestreet Medical Museum
When Lincoln issued his first call for militia in April 1861, Maryland failed to fill its quota of 3,123 men. In May, after quotas increased, Maryland had only 9,355 of the 15,578 needed. Many recruits agreed only to defend against Confederate invasion. Altogether, some 46,638 Marylanders served both armies; of them, 909 were killed in action, 1160 died of disease, 647 succumbed while prisoners of war, and 266 died accidentally or from other causes.
Rockville residents Lawerence Dawson and John H. Higgins served as Union enrollment officers. Richard M. Williams was clerk, and John DeSellum drew draftees' names. In fall 1862, Dr. Edward E. Stonestreet, whose Rockville office stands before you, was commissioned the Montgomery County Examining Surgeon for the Union army. While examining draftees in Washington, D.C., he issued 233 waivers for service including one for a sharpshooter with "vision
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 5.087′ N, 77° 9.33′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from West Middle Lane near North Adams Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Beall-Dawson House. Marker is in this post office area: Rockville MD 20850, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beall-Dawson House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Beall-Dawson House (a few steps from this marker); Beall-Dawson House and Park (within shouting distance of this marker); North Adams Street and Middle Lane Residential Area (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Higgins House (about 300 feet away); Lucy Simpson's Rockville Institute Rockville Baptist Church and Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Prettyman House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
More about this marker. One of the series of Maryland Civil War Trails markers. This one is on the Gettysburg Campaign.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,701 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on March 23, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on January 28, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 2. submitted on March 18, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 3. submitted on January 28, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 4, 5. submitted on March 18, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 6, 7. submitted on March 22, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.