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Cooksville, Maryland Historical Markers

 
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By J. J. Prats, April 8, 2007
Three Markers
Maryland (Howard County), Cooksville — Cooksville
Site of a skirmish between confederate cavalry commanded by General J.E.B. Stuart, and Maryland militia on June 29, 1863. The Confederates easily defeated their opposition and continued northwardly towards Hood’s Mill and Westminster. — Map (db m936) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Cooksville — Cooksville — Saving the Guns — Gettysburg Campaign —
When Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart led his cavalry division north across the Potomac River into Maryland in June 1863, about 400 Federals and civilians were captured and then paroled in Brookeville. At the same time, Confederate Gen. Fitzhugh . . . — Map (db m937) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Cooksville — Cooksville High School — 1935-1949
Site of the first public high school for African Americans in Howard County. Original site of Warfield Academy, became Mount Gregory School in 1867 for African Americans and was the genesis of Mount Gregory Church. Was a public elementary school by . . . — Map (db m938) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Cooksville — Dr. Charles Alexander Warfield — (1751-1813)
The grave of this Revolutionary War patriot is near this site. A member of the Sons of Liberty, he participated in the burning of the brig “Peggy Stewart,” at Annapolis, October 19, 1774, and also served as a major in the Elkridge . . . — Map (db m3184) HM
Maryland (Howard County), Cooksville — Gettysburg Campaign — Invasion & Retreat
After stunning victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, early in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee carried the war through Maryland, across the Mason and Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania. His infantry marched north through . . . — Map (db m935) HM

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