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New Market in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Market

An Electrifying Sight

 

Gettysburg Campaign

 
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By Devry Jones, February 9, 2019
1. New Market Marker
Inscription.  Late in June 1863, the Union Army of the Potomac pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia as it invaded the North less than a year after the Antietam Campaign. On Monday, June 29, the Federal corps marched north toward Pennsylvania on parallel roads like the fingers of a glove, after being ordered to stay between Lee and the large Northern cities.

Gen. John Sedgwicks VI Corps, which guarded the army's right flank, moved by here to Mount Airy and Westminster, reaching Manchester on June 30. The next day, the corps began an epic 34-mile march to Gettysburg and arrived late in the afternoon of July 2.

A soldier in the 37th Massachusetts Infantry, VI Corps, later wrote that on entering New Market, "two or three young ladies were discovered standing in front of their home waving small Union flags. It was an electrifying sight, and the enthusiasm had pervaded the troops in advance was emphasized from the strong throats of the Thirty-seventh. There was no question now that they were in the land of friends."

[Caption:]
"Fatigue, Marching Order" was taken in 1866 by Oliver Willard.
New Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 9, 2019
2. New Market Marker
It is part of a set of photographs commissioned by the U.S. Quartermaster General to document the clothing and accoutrements worn during the war.
— Courtesy of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum

 
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 39° 22.978′ N, 77° 16.27′ W. Marker is in New Market, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Maryland Route 144) and Strawberry Alley, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 West Main Street, New Market MD 21774, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Town of New Market (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named New Market (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); 13 West Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); New Market in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); 9 West Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 5 West Main Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named New Market (about 300 feet away); 3 West Main Street (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Market.
 
Also see . . .  Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location titled “New Market/Roads to Gettysburg” (Submitted on February 12, 2019.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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