Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Early's Raid on Washington
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 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 •
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 334 times since then and 27 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.