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Taneytown in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Army of the Potomac

June 30, 1863

 
 
Army of the Potomac Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, October 14, 2007
1. Army of the Potomac Marker
Inscription. Headquarters Army of the Potomac moved from Middleburg to Taneytown. First Corps marched from Emmitsburg to Marsh Run, Third Corps from Taneytown to Bridgeport, Fifth Corps from Liberty via Johnsville Union Bridge and Union to Union Mills, Sixth Corps from New Windsor to Manchester, Twelfth Corps from Taneytown and Bruceville to Littlestown, First and Second Brigades First Cavalry Division from near Fairfield via Emmitsburg to Gettysburg Second Cavalry Division from New Windsor to Westminster and thence to Manchester, Third Cavalry Division from Littlestown to Hanover, and the Artillery Reserve from Bruceville to Taneytown.

Fight at Hanover Pa. and skirmishes at Westminster Md. and at Fairfield and Sporting Hill near Harrisburg Pa.
 
Location. 39° 39.797′ N, 77° 10.842′ 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. Taneytown (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac
Two Army of the Potomac Tablets and a Civil War Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 27, 2008
2. Two Army of the Potomac Tablets and a Civil War Trails Marker
(here, next to this marker); Taneytown Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Lieutenant John E. Buffington (approx. 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. 0.4 miles away); Everyone is Welcome (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taneytown.
 
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 1,465 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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