Adamstown in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Green Corn March
—Antietam Campaign 1862 —
The landscape today is much the same as it was when the Confederates marched by. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson camped with his men near this spot at Three Springs. Benjamin Moffet, from a farm near the camp, presented Jackson with a riding horse. According to Henry Kyd Douglas, after mounting the horse, Jackson “touched her with a spur, and then with distended nostrils and flashing eyes she rose on her hind feet into the air and went backward, horse and rider, to the ground. The General was stunned, bruised and injured in the back. ... Now [Gen. Robert E.] Lee [whom had injured his hands and could not yet ride his horse] and Jackson were both being carried in ambulances.”
(Sidebar): This fertile land was the first in Maryland to be planted primarily in wheat
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 16.798′ N, 77° 27.818′ W. Marker is in Adamstown, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Buckeystown Pike (Maryland Route 85), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. At the entrance to a farm market on the right side of the road. Marker is in this post office area: Adamstown MD 21710, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Dutchman’s (approx. 1.6 miles away); Carroll's Mill (approx. 2 miles away); 1862 Antietam Campaign (approx. 2.8 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 2.8 miles away); Point of Rocks Point of Rocks (approx. 3.8 miles away); “Carrollton” (was approx. 3.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Site of Buckeystown Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 4 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker features a picture of Stonewall Jackson on horseback, and an Alfred Waud drawing of the 1st Virginia Cavalry at Halt. A map details unit movements in the Antietam campaign and other Civil War Trails sites.
Also see . . . Carrollton Manor Map. The Carrollton Manor Land Trust maintains a map detailing farms inside the district. (Submitted on July 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,772 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.