Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Last Confederate Incursion North of the Potomac River
These actions on July 29th were diversionary movements directed by Early to cover General John McCausland's raid on Chambersburg. Confederate diversions continued for the next week. On August 5, 1864, elements of General Early's command occupied Washington County and Hagerstown in what was the last substantial Confederate incursion north of the Potomac River.
Erected by Maryland Heritage Area.
Location. 39° 38.486′ N, 77° 43.238′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on South Potomac Street (State Highway Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Hose Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Hagerstonians in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Hagerstown Ransomed (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A City Divided (about 300 feet away); The Ransom of Hagerstown (about 400 feet away); Hagerstown (about 400 feet away); Gettysburg Campaign (about 400 feet away); Treatment of the Wounded (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
More about this marker. The marker displays a portrait of Colonel Henry Cole, 1st Maryland Potomac Home Brigade Cavalry, on the right. To the left are portraits of Confederate Gens. Early and Vaughn.
Also see . . . Crossroads of the Civil War. More information about the Civil War activities in Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland. (Submitted on July 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 914 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.