Darnestown in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—Gettysburg Campaign —
Splitting his force into two columns to rendezvous later that day at Rockville, Stuart led two brigades south while Gen. Wade Hampton's brigade turned north up Seneca Road to Darnestown, becoming the first Confederate force to enter the small town. Near hear, Hampton captured 25 teams of mules heading for Edwards Ferry to haul pontoons from the dismantled bridges back to Washington.
(sidebar) During the war, 27 Union soldiers who died in or near Darnestown were buried in the cemetery behind the 1855 Presbyterian Church (1 mile south). Their remains, along with those of 265 other Union soldiers, were recovered from numerous sites in Montgomery County between
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 6.379′ N, 77° 17.737′ W. Marker is in Darnestown, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Darnestown Road (Maryland Route 28), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at the edge of the parking lot for Darnestown Park. Marker is in this post office area: Germantown MD 20874, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Signal Corps and Wartime Communications (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Civil War in Darnestown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Troops & Darnestown Residents (approx. 0.3 miles away); Darnestown: A Strategic Point of Defense (approx. 0.3 miles away); Disease, Death, and Medical Discoveries During the Civil War (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clues to the Past: Oral History and Archaeology (approx. 0.3 miles away); A 19th Century Crossroads (approx. 0.3 miles away); Andrew Small Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darnestown.
More about this marker. The marker features three pictures, a drawing by Walton Tabor titled “Confederate Cavalry,”
Additional keywords. USCT
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,635 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 24, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.