Camp Mason & Dixon
The Reserves left Camp Curtin in Harrisburg June 22, moved by rail to Huntingdon and Hopewell, marched 23 miles by way of Blood Run (Everett), and bivouacked at Camp McCall near Bedford Springs. Proceeding through Centerville they arrived here, near the state line June 27 and was ordered to halt. Nearly two weeks passed at Camp Mason & Dixon before Federal consent was given to proceed into MD.
Tents were struck July 8, and Biddle’s troops occupied Wallace’s former post July 9. Bucktail scouting parties received the brigades “baptism of fire” July 14 while engaging the enemy at New Creek, VA. The brigade took positions in the Piedmont, Romney, and New Creek areas where several skirmishes ensued from July 15-27, when in pursuance of orders, they returned to Harrisburg.
Erected 2014 by Cumberland
Location. 39° 43.816′ N, 78° 42.743′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Valley Township, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is on Bedford Valley Road (US 220). Touch for map. The marker is near the Mason and Dixon Line separating Pennsylvania and Maryland. Marker is in this post office area: Bedford PA 15522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pennsylvania (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington’s Road (approx. 0.7 miles away in Maryland); Evart's Homesite (approx. 2.9 miles away in Maryland); American Indian Rockshelter Trail (approx. 3.4 miles away in Maryland); The Naming of the Lake (approx. 3.4 miles away in Maryland); Life in Pleasant Valley (approx. 3.9 miles away in Maryland); Folck's Mill (approx. 4 miles away in Maryland); a different marker also named Folck's Mill (approx. 4.1 miles away in Maryland).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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