Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
One of Lee’s Ammunition Trains
Erected by State Roads Commission.
Location. 39° 36.982′ N, 77° 46.296′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Avenue (U.S. 11) and Bower Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Virginia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is just north of the railroad crossing. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General J. E. B. Stuart (approx. one mile away); Antietam Battlefield (approx. 2.2 miles away); Springfield Farm (approx. 2.4 miles away); Shielding the Army (approx. 2.6 miles away); Williamsport (approx. 2.6 miles away).
Regarding One of Lee’s Ammunition Trains. The ammunition train was a wagon train, not railroad train. The fact that this marker is near the railroad tracks is a coincidence.
Also see . . . General Lee reports loss of wagon train to Confederate President Davis. Scroll down to the September 21 report. The loss is recounted in the second paragraph. (Submitted on June 3, 2006.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,898 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 2, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 2. submitted on June 3, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.