Port Deposit in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery B, 1st Maryland Light Artillery
Of all the battles, Antietam made the deepest impression. Vanneman wrote that on September 17, 1862, Snow's Battery arrived on the field "just in time to drive the rebels back with slaughter. All around us their dead bodies lie. You cannot move in any way but what you will see them. Such a site I never want to see again. The cries of the wounded and dying cannot help but melt the hardest heart. One poor rebel I had given water to a number of times, called out to me in the middle of the night. How
(bottom left photo) Reunion, Snow's Battery, Port Deposit, 1900 - Courtesy of Historical Society of Cecil County
(top left photo) Capt. Alonzo Snow, the superintendent of the Susquehanna Canal, was 54 years old when he began leading the battery. After the war, he served as Port Deposit's postmaster. - Courtesy of Historical Society of Cecil County
(top right photo) Lt. Theodore Vanneman. His letters and those of other battery members, as well as Snow's possessions, are housed at the Paw Paw Museum in Port Deposit. - Courtesy of Historical Society of Cecil County
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 36.242′ N, 76° 6.88′ W. Marker is in Port Deposit, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on South Main Street (Maryland Route 222) south of High Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Deposit MD 21904, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Snow’s Battery (here, next to this marker); Gerry House (within shouting distance of this marker); On Alert (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John A. J. Creswell (about 400 feet away); Adams Hall (about 600 feet away); Washington Hall (about 600 feet away); Bainbridge Naval Training Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Deposit.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2017, by Pete Skillman of Port Deposit, Maryland. This page has been viewed 279 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2017, by Pete Skillman of Port Deposit, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.