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

Early's Raid on Washington

 
 
Early's Raid on Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 22, 2014
1. Early's Raid on Washington Marker
Inscription. Washington, D.C. was raided in 1864 by 14,000 Confederate troops led by General Jubal Early. Skirmishes took place in Silver Spring and Washington, with the attack finally being stopped at Fort Stevens - just a few miles south of this site. Seventeen of the Confederate soldiers killed in this battle are buried at Grace Episcopal Church on Georgia Avenue.

The Confederate officers under General Early made their headquarters at the Blair residence, “Silver Spring”, which was ransacked. The nearby home of Montgomery Blair, then Postmaster General of the United States, was burned to the ground.
 
Location. 38° 59.36′ N, 77° 1.751′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Newell Street and Kennett Street, on the right when traveling north on Newell Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Acorn Park on the wall of the former Caldor Building, now Discovery Communications. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8060 Newell Street, Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station (here, next to this marker); Blair House (a few steps from this marker); Silver Spring Armory 1914
Early's Raid on Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 22, 2014
2. Early's Raid on Washington Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Silver Spring Shopping Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Silver Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Blair Mansion: Silver Spring / Blair Station Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Community of Silver Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Canada Dry Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Fort Stevens image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 22, 2014
3. Fort Stevens
Mame Cohalon's Mural of Fort Stevens
Confederate Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2004
4. Confederate Soldier
Detail of Mural
Union Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2004
5. Union Soldier
Detail of Mural
Confederate Monument<br>at Grace Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 23, 2005
6. Confederate Monument
at Grace Episcopal Church
To the Memory of
Seventeen
— Unknown —
Confederate Dead
Who Fell in Front of
Washington, D.C.
July 12, 1864
— By their —
Comrades
Silver Spring - 1864 image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, 1864
7. Silver Spring - 1864
Francis Preston Blair's house guarded by Union soldiers after the battle of Fort Stevens.
Falkland - 1864 image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, 1864
8. Falkland - 1864
Montgomery Blair's house Falkland burned by Early's Raiders in 1864.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 6, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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