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Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Civil War in Silver Spring

 
 
The Civil War in Silver Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 4, 2007
1. The Civil War in Silver Spring Marker
Inscription. Just west of the Jesup Blair House was "Falklands," home of President Lincoln's Postmaster General, Montgomery C. Blair, and "Silver Spring," home of his father, Francis Preston Blair. During the attack on Ft. Stevens, July 11 and 12, 1864, Confederate General Jubal Early had his Headquarters at the Blair Home, "Silver Spring." By accident or intent, "Falklands" burned during Early's withdrawal.
 
Erected by Montgomery County Park Commission
Department of Park and Planning.
 
Location. 38° 59.11′ N, 77° 1.591′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Avenue (Maryland Route 97) and Blair Road, on the right when traveling north on Georgia Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the entrance to Jesup Blair Park. Marker is in this post office area: Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William L. Chaplin Arrested! (a few steps from this marker); Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 1 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line in District of Columbia); Jesup Blair House (about 500 feet away); The Blair Family and the Civil War
West Entrance to Jesup Blair Park image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 4, 2007
2. West Entrance to Jesup Blair Park
(about 700 feet away); Silver Spring Experienced by a Mother and Child, 1861-1865 (about 700 feet away); The Blair Family and their Silver Spring Homes (about 700 feet away); Blair Mansion: Silver Spring / Blair Station Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Living in Takoma Park (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,408 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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