Near Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Early's Washington Raid
Diverting Federal Forces, July 1864
You can follow in the steps of Early and Gilmor through Maryland to Baltimore and Washington and back to Virginia while visiting numerous sites related to the Washington Raid. Please drive carefully as you enjoy the beauty and history along the trails.
(Sidebar): The Newcomer House is the Exhibit and Visitor Center for
Erected by Maryland Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 27.875′ N, 77° 43.643′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Boonesboro Pike (State Highway 34), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in front of the Newcomer House. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettysburg Campaign (here, next to this marker); 1862 Antietam Campaign (here, next to this marker); The Newcomer House (a few steps from this marker); Heart of the Civil War (a few steps from this marker); 4th and 12th U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Indiana Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA Middle Bridge (was about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.