Brookeville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The prisoners were not fed. Only white men were permitted to stop for water as they crossed streams. The Confederates slashed at blacks if they attempted to drink and shot one who was too weak to continue.
Most civilian prisoners walked home from Brookeville. Thomas Bailey and Mortimer Moulden (Rockville's postmaster and Provost Marshal) refused parole because they feared Eblen, a recuperating young Union soldier, would be shot if he could not keep the pace. They were marched to Cooksville and released the night of June 29.
Hood's Mill. While Stuart paroled prisoners, Gen. Fitzhugh Lee took his brigade north to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Hood's Mill. Arriving just after dawn on June 29, 1863, cavalrymen tore up the track, destroyed the bridge at Sykesville, and cut the telegraph line, severing one of the Army of the Potomac's means of communication with Washington.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 10.831′ N, 77° 3.519′ W. Marker is in Brookeville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on High Street (Maryland Route 97) south of Market Street (Maryland Route 97), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the Brookeville Academy Community Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 High Street, Brookeville MD 20833, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other August 26, 1814 (here, next to this marker); Newlin’s Mill Millstone (a few steps from this marker); A Refuge (within shouting distance of this marker); Brookeville Angel (within shouting distance of this marker); In This House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookeville.
More about this marker. One of the series of Maryland Civil War Trails markers. This one is on the Gettysburg Campaign.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,138 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.