New Windsor in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Village by Moonlight
That same night, Gen. John Sedgwick’s Union VI Corps bivouacked near New Windsor after a grueling 26-mile-march from New Market. Lt. George W. Bicknell, 5th Maine Volunteer Infantry wrote, “The country round about was most beautiful. ... A sight met the eye here, which did the hearts of the Maine boys much good. It was a modern school house. So seldom had one of these institutions been seen since the regiment left home, that the appearance of this one excited considerable comment and remark.”
At dawn on June 30, Gregg’s cavalry charged into Westminster and captured Stuart’s stragglers from the previous day’s skirmish. Hours later VI Corps marched through en route to Manchester.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 32.626′ N, 77° 6.395′ W. Marker is in New Windsor, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Maryland Route 31) and Green Valley Road (Maryland Route 75), on the left on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Windsor MD 21776, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maryland History-New Windsor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Strawbridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Robert Strawbridge House (approx. 1½ miles away); Birthplace of American Methodism (approx. 1½ miles away); John Evans House, 1764 (approx. 1½ miles away); Strawbridge Log Meeting House Site (approx. 2.2 miles away); Methodist Historical Marker (approx. 3.2 miles away); Army of the Potomac (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Windsor.
Also see . . . New Windsor Conference Center. (Submitted on October 17, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Military • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,608 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on July 9, 2017, by William Glahn of Winchester, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 16, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.