Manchester in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Meade's Pipe Creek Plan
—Gettysburg Campaign —
The Federal right flank rested here at Manchester, the center of Union Mills and the left at Middleburg. Gen. John Sedgwick’s VI Corps, Meade’s largest occupied the position with 15,000 men on June 30, after marching from New Windsor through Westminster. Soon the landscape here was dotted for miles with tents and campfires. Manchester’s kind citizens brought bread, cakes, pies, and milk to the exhausted and footsore soldiers, some of whom lacked shoes. The next day the men rested, cleaned their weapons, and drew sixty rounds of ammunition each. Late in the evening, the order came to march again. VI Corps retraced its steps in the direction of Westminster to intersect Littlestown Turnpike and then marched north. The 34-mile march from Manchester in darkness and then under a scorching sun to Gettysburg was one of the longest and fastest marches of the Civil War.
(lower left) Straggler
(upper right) Gen. George G. Meade and Gen. John Sedgwick
Erected by Maryland Civil
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 39.734′ N, 76° 53.463′ W. Marker is in Manchester, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is on Manchester Road (Maryland Route 27) 0.3 miles west of Main Street (Maryland Route 30), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located in Westside Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester MD 21102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Manchester (approx. 0.3 miles away); German Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mason-Dixon Line (approx. 4.3 miles away in Pennsylvania); Spring Garden (approx. 4.3 miles away); Hampstead District (approx. 4.3 miles away); Hoffman Paper Mills (approx. 6.3 miles away); Union Mills (approx. 6.7 miles away); Defiance at Union Mills (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 27, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.