Middletown in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Union Left Flank
—Gettysburg Campaign —
After the battle, most of the Union army returned to the valley in pursuit of the Confederates retreating to Virginia, and Gen. John Buford led his Federal cavalry through Middletown on July 7. The I and IV Corps entered the valley through the Hamburg Pass, while V and XI Corps, accompanied by commanding Gen. George G. Meade, marched by here on the National Road. The rest of the army moved on to Jefferson, Burkittsville, and Crampton's Gap by July 10. Union soldiers washed their clothing and leather equipment in the refreshing waters of Catoctin Creek. During the next week, supply wagons carried provisions to the army while it confronted
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 26.63′ N, 77° 32.879′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Alternate U.S. 40) and Elm Street, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West Main Street, Middletown MD 21769, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Middletown (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Middletown (here, next to this marker); Appleman's Tannery (a few steps from this marker); Middletown in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Joshua Beckwith House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
More about this marker. The marker displays portraits of Gens. John Buford and John F. Reynolds. A Gettysburg campaign map on the lower right details the location of the Federal army by corps on June 27.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,995 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on April 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4. submitted on June 25, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 5. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.