Darnestown in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Civil War in Darnestown
The Civil War
April 13, 1861 - - Fort Sumpter Falls
April 15 1861 - - Lincoln calls out 75,000 state militia
May 3, 1861 - - Lincoln calls for 42,000 volunteers for three year service
June 1861 - - 9th New York State Militia in Darnestown
July 21, 1861 - - Union Defeat at First Bull Run (Mananssas)
August 1861 - - Army of the Potomac. Union General Banks arrives in Darnestown
October 21, 1861 - - Union defeat at Ball's Bluff
December 1861 - - Banks' troops move from Darnestown to Frederick for winter quarters
December 1861 to March 1862 - - Detachments of the 19th Massachusetts Infantry provost duty to Darnestown
September 17, 1863 - - Union General William Franklin's VI Corps fo General McClellan's Army of the Potomac moves through Darnestown to Antietam
September 17, 1862 - - Battle of Antietam Creek "Bloodiest Day" of Civil War
June 27-28 1863 - - Confederate Brigadier General Wade Hampton of J. E. B. Stuart's Cavalry moves from Rower's ford to Darnestown on the way to Rockville
July 1-3, 1863 - - Battle of Gettysburg "Bloodiest Battle" of Civil War
July 13, 1864 - - Confederate General Jubal Early army, retreating from raid on D.C. passes through Darnestown on its way to Virginia
July 14, 1864 - - Union Major General Horatio Wright's VI Corps travels through Darnestown in its persuit of General Jubal Early's army
April 9, 1865 - - Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox
Erected 2013 by Montgomery Parks.
Location. 39° 6.218′ N, 77° 17.452′ W. Marker is in Darnestown, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Darnestown Road (Maryland Route 28) and Seneca Road (Maryland Route 112), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in Darnestown Square Heritage Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14029 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg MD 20878, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Signal Corps and Wartime Communications (here, next to this marker); Civil War Troops & Darnestown Residents (here, next to this marker); Darnestown: A Strategic Point of Defense (a few steps from this marker); Disease, Death, and Medical Discoveries During the Civil War Clues to the Past: Oral History and Archaeology (within shouting distance of this marker); A 19th Century Crossroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Small Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Origins of Darnestown (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darnestown.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 378 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 5, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.