Taneytown in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Meade’s Pipe Creek Plan
—Gettysburg Campaign —
Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock’s II Corps passed through Taneytown about noon on July 1. While resting at the Swope farm, Hancock received an order from Meade to leave his corps hurry to Gettysburg, and take charge of Union forces there, as General John F. Reynolds, the commander, had been killed in the battles opening moments. At 10 p.m., Meade followed, making his headquarters in the house of Mrs. Lydia Leister, a Carroll County native, who with her children took refuge in Silver Run.
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Marker series. Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 39.795′ N, 77° 10.84′ W. Marker is in Taneytown, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of West Baltimore Street (State Highway 140) and Park Road, on the left when traveling west on West Baltimore Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Taneytown Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Taneytown MD 21787, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Army of the Potomac ( here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac ( here, next to this marker); Taneytown Memorial Park ( within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Lieutenant John E. Buffington ( approx. ¼ mile away); Adam Good Tavern ( approx. 0.3 miles away); "Steps of the Sisters" ( approx. 0.3 miles away); The Heart of Our Town ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Everyone is Welcome ( approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taneytown.
More about this marker. In the upper center is a photograph if the Shunk Farm, which was Meade's headquarters. In the lower left is a photo of Sauble Inn, property belonged to Dr. Samuel Swope in 1863. In the upper right are portraits of Generals Meade, Sickles, and Hancock. Below the portraits
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,720 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on January 25, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.