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

Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington

 
 
Jubal Early's Raid on Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 28, 2006
1. Jubal Early's Raid on Washington Marker
Inscription. The only contingent of Confederate soldiers to enter Washington during the Civil War marched down Georgia Avenue, formerly called Seventh Street Pike, the 11th and 12th of July 1864 and attacked Fort Stevens. President Lincoln arrived at Fort Stevens to witness the fray and narrowly escaped a Confederate bullet—the only American President under enemy fire during his term in office. Hastily summoned Union reinforcements under Generals Horatio Wright and Frank Wheaton arrived from Petersburg, Virginia. On July 13th, Early's troops retreated, having failed to capture Washington. The battle left nearly 300 men dead, wounded, or missing.
 
Erected by Montgomery County Park Commission Department of Parks.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 59.969′ N, 77° 1.934′ W. Marker was in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker was at the intersection of Georgia Avenue (Maryland Route 97) and Spring Street, on the left when traveling north on Georgia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at Woodside Urban Park. Marker was at or near this postal address: 8800 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Silver Spring in the Civil War
Silver Spring in the Civil War and Jubal Early's Raid on Washington Markers image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 28, 2006
2. Silver Spring in the Civil War and Jubal Early's Raid on Washington Markers
The Woodside Urban Park is in the background.
(was here, next to this marker but has been reported missing. ); Xeriscape Demonstration Project (a few steps from this marker); Modern Banking (approx. 0.2 miles away); 24-Hour Service (approx. 0.2 miles away); Building Blocks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Silver Opportunity (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Silver Spring Shopping Center (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Silver Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
More about this marker. The marker has the logo of The Maryland-National Capital Area Park and Planning Commission.
 
Also see . . .  Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington. 2008 book by Benjamin Cooling on Amazon.com (Submitted on July 5, 2014.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Too Early image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Too Early
This cartoon of Jubal Early at the gates of Washington by W. A. Waud, appeared in F. Colburn Adams, Siege of Washington, 1867.
Stump of Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
4. Stump of Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington Marker
Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 25, 2013
5. Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington Marker
in the demonstration garden in Woodside Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,655 times since then and 71 times this year. Last updated on May 26, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on April 10, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on May 26, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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