Perryville in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
One Week After the War Began
Perryville, a town with few residents, three shops, two inns and a post office, overnight became a Federal staging area. The army turned the train depot into soldiers barracks, the ticket office into a headquarters, and the storage houses into supply centers, establishing a hub of military activity in Perryville. The steamboat Maryland was commandeered as a transport vessel.
An April 26, New York Times article declared, “Places are like people. Some are great by natural advantage. Some achieve greatness by the aid of capitalists. And others have greatness thrust upon them. The present site of Camp Dare (Perryville) belongs to the latter category... This makes Perryville...
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 33.432′ N, 76° 4.671′ W. Marker is in Perryville, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and River Road, on the right when traveling east on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perryville MD 21903, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revered Son (a few steps from this marker); Rodgers Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Post Road: Lower Susquehanna Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Count de Rochambeau’s Troops (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Under Attack (approx. ¾ mile away); Susquehanna Lower Ferry (approx. ¾ mile away); The Lock House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nineteenth Century Travel (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryville.
Also see . . . Perry Point Mansion - Maryland Historical Trust. (Submitted on March 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Military • Notable Events • Patriots & Patriotism • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,747 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on October 9, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 17, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.