Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Court House Square
“Burning with Enthusiasm”
—Gettysburg Campaign —
Prisoners were interned at the courthouse throughout the day. When Stuart left that evening for Brookville via the Baltimore Road, he had an estimated 400 prisoners, including Rockville residents, 150 U.S. Colored Troops with their white officers from Edwards Ferry, and blacks from surrounding farms. (Stuart usually marched prisoners a sufficient distance to prevent them from providing intelligence to the Federals, then paroled them.) He also had $40,000 in soldiers’ wages liberated from the U.S. Quartermaster’s
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 5.03′ N, 77° 9.073′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Courthouse Square near Washington Street and West Montgomery Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 Courthouse Square, Rockville MD 20850, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettysburg Campaign (here, next to this marker); 1891 Red Brick Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Maj. Gen. Edward Braddock and His Men (a few steps from this marker); Montgomery County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Rockville (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
More about this marker. One of the series of Maryland Civil War Trails markers. This one is on the Gettysburg Campaign.
Also see . . .
1. The Gettysburg Campaign: Invasion and Retreat. Maryland Civil War Trails web site. (Submitted on January 15, 2006.)
2. JEB Stuart At The Battle of Gettysburg. by H. B. Mclellan. Describes Stuart's march through Rockville. (Submitted on January 15, 2006.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,417 times since then and 169 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 15, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 2. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on July 7, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 5, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 7. submitted on March 8, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.