Union Bridge in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Union Bridge - Reynolds’ Last Journey
At Westminster, the main supply depot for the Union army at Gettysburg, the car carrying Reynolds’ body stalled in the heavy military traffic. Gen. Herman Haupt, a fellow Pennsylvanian and chief of U. S. military railroads, arranged for the car to pass through to Baltimore unimpeded. Reynolds was interred in Lancaster Cemetery on July 4.
After the battle, thousands of wounded soldiers followed Reynolds’ route through Union Bridge to Baltimore on the Western Maryland Railroad. Railroad timetables to this day still identify the tracks just southeast of the station as the “Hospital
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 34.237′ N, 77° 10.622′ W. Marker is in Union Bridge, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at Western Maryland Railroad Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Union Bridge MD 21791, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Western Maryland Railway Honor Roll (here, next to this marker); World's First Reaping Machine (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blue Ridge College Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Safety Follows Wisdom (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elmer A. Wolfe High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of William Henry Rinehart (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First Reaping Machine (approx. half a mile away); “Pipe Creek Meeting” (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union Bridge.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,848 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 16, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on December 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on October 16, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.