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Fairfield in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Army of the Potomac

July 6, 1863

 
 
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By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
1. Army of the Potomac Marker
Inscription. First Corps marched from Gettysburg to Emmitsburg. Fifth Corps from Marsh Run to Moritz's Cross-Roads. Sixth Corps from Fairfield to Emmitsburg except the Third brigade, Second Division which in conjunction with the First Brigade, Second Cavalry Division was left at Fairfield to pursue the enemy. Eleventh Corps from Rock Creek to Emmitsburg. First cavalry division from Frederick to Williamsport and thence back to Jones's Cross-Roads. Third cavalry division and Second brigade, Second cavalry division from Boonsborough via Hagerstown and Williamsport to Jones's Cross-Roads. The First brigade, Second cavalry division from Emmitsburg to Fairfield and the Third brigade, Second cavalry division from Greenwood to Marion.
 
Location. 39° 47.233′ N, 77° 22.145′ W. Marker is in Fairfield, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 116) and Miller Street on Main Street. Touch for map. Located at the St. John Lutheran Church. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfield PA 17320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Field Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairfield (within shouting distance of this marker); "Tapeworm Railroad"
Army of the Potomac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
2. Army of the Potomac Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Jones's Brigade (approx. 2.7 miles away); Sixth Regiment U.S. Cavalry (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lower Marsh Creek Church (approx. 3 miles away); Hugh Culbertson Farm (approx. 3.2 miles away); John Hanson "Hance" Steelman (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfield.
 
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By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
3. Fairfield Inn
One of many buildings within the Fairfield Historic District that date from the time of the Civil War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,599 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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