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By Larry Gertner, May 5, 2016
A Final Tribute Marker
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — A Final TributeBattle of Westminster — Corbit's Charge, June 29, 1863
The city of Westminster and the citizens of Carroll County proudly honor the brave men of the 1st Delaware Cavalry and the vanguard of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry who fought and died during this engagement in the Gettysburg Campaign. We comment the . . . — Map (db m103828) WM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — A Final Tribute Battle of Westminster"Corbit's Charge" — June 29, 1863
A Final Tribute Battle of Westminster "Corbit's Charge" June 29, 1863 The City of Westminster and the citizens of Carroll County proudly honor the brave men of the 1st Delaware Cavalry and the Vanguard of General J.E.B. Stuart's . . . — Map (db m114399) HM WM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Aftermath of BattleHospitals and Graves — Gettysburg Campaign
After the cavalry engagement here on June 29, 1863, Westminster’s citizens cared for dozens of wounded of both sides. Besides the human toll, shattered and broken cannons, gun carriages, and caissons lined both sides of Court Street to Main Street . . . — Map (db m13848) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Army of the PotomacJuly 3, 1863
First and Second Brigades First Cavalry Division marched from Taneytown to Westminster, the Reserve Brigade of First Cavalry Division from Emmitsburg to the field of Gettysburg, and the Second Brigade Second Cavalry Division from Manchester to . . . — Map (db m13854) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Army of the PotomacJune 29, 1863
Headquarters Army of the Potomac moved from Frederick to Middleburg, First and Eleventh Corps marched from Frederick to Emmitsburg, Second Corps from Monocacy Junction via Liberty and Johnsville to Uniontown, Third Corps from near Woodsborough to . . . — Map (db m13856) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Carroll County Almshouse and FarmNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m65148) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Carroll County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
[Entrance plaque:] Carroll County Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Small plaque laid in the ground:] We bond this memorial with the national and state memorials by the names enclosed below The names were brought to this . . . — Map (db m114517) WM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Carroll County World War I and World War II Memorial
This building erected in honor of the men and women of Carroll County who served in World War I and World War II 1952 — Map (db m114409) WM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Corbit’s Charge
Here June 29, 1863, Captain Charles Corbit led Companies C and D, First Delaware Cavalry, against General J. E. B. Stuart’s cavalry division. Though repelled by overwhelming force, the attack delayed Stuart, and was a factor in his failure to reach . . . — Map (db m3024) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Corbit's Charge“Suicidal Bravery” — Gettysburg Campaign
In June, 1863, as Gen. Robert E. Lee’s infantry marched through Maryland on its second invasion of the North, Lee lost contact with Gen. J.E.B. Stuart as the cavalry commander led his force east and north around the Union army. Here, on the . . . — Map (db m13832) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Divided LoyaltiesA U.S. Flag Goes South
During the Civil War, some Westminster families supported the Confederacy while others stood by the Union. Among the latter was Mary Ann “Mollie” Huber, who organized a dozen other like minded ladies into a sewing circle that met at her . . . — Map (db m13849) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Divided LoyaltiesThe Neal Family — Gettysburg Campaign
A block away, at what is now 71 East Main Street, stood the Abner Neal house. In August 1862, Federal soldiers arrested sixteen Westminster residents as Southern sympathizers and escorted them to Baltimore for questioning. The group, soon released, . . . — Map (db m114404) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Engagement at WestminsterWar at the Almshouse — Gettysburg Campaign
On June 29, 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s infantry was in Pennsylvania, and Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry arrived here on the outskirts of Westminster. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee’s division led the column, which numbered 6,000 including cavalrymen . . . — Map (db m13826) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — First Lutheran Parsonage
First Lutheran Parsonage Serving the five churches of the Westminster Charge 1854-1870 — Map (db m114407) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Gettysburg CampaignInvasion & 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 m75738) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Gettysburg CampaignInvasion & Retreat — Maryland Civil War Trails
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 . . . — Map (db m114403) HM WM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — History Is Also Now
Presented to the citizens of Westminster by the Mayor and Common Council History Is Also Now Designed by Lewis Schlitt ©1999 and created with help of Drury Bynum, Thomas Van Damme, and James Veenstra. Based on . . . — Map (db m114431) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — In Memory of All American Veterans
This memorial honors all American veterans who, although separated by generations, shared a common, undeniable goal—to valiantly protect our country's freedoms. The memories of these American veterans will continue to live on whenever . . . — Map (db m114408) WM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Landon C. Burns
Landon C. Burns was born in 1897 in Virginia. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. Degree in Agriculture Education and later earned an M.S. Degree in Rural Sociology. The man who was often called "Mr. Carroll County" was . . . — Map (db m114412) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Mayor Joseph L. Mathias
A tribute Mayor Joseph L. Mathias 1884-1963 A community leader who served the city of Westminster with dedication and distinction over a period of thirty -two years. City Councilman 1927-1937 Mayor of Westminster 1942-1963 Eliminated . . . — Map (db m103912) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Memorial Gateway
Until this or future generations shall provide a more fitting tribute, this simple gateway is erected as a memorial for the dead and testimonial to the living soldiers and others from Carroll County who served in the . . . — Map (db m114402) WM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Molleville Farm Post No. 467, V.F.W.1952 — A tribute to Robert T. Manning
This building is dedicated to the memory of our departed comrades — Map (db m114396) WM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Mulberry
This house built in 1795, by Col. Joshua Gist on land granted to him in 1782 and occupied by him until 1839. Willed to Harriet Gist 1839, occupied by her until 1865. Willed to Mordecai Gist 1865 by whom occupied until 1903. Purchased . . . — Map (db m103300) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Neal Home
Site of Abner Neal home. His sons, Henry and Frank, were arrested on Aug.28, 1862 as Southern supporters. Released, they joined the Army of Virginia and returned with Stuart's advance guard on June 29, 1863, en route to Gettysburg. Here, Brig. Gen. . . . — Map (db m103746) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Potters Field1850-1960s
When Maryland's legislature approved the formation of Carroll County in 1837, it required the residents to build a courthouse, jail, register's office, clerk's office and a poorhouse. In 1852, the County Commissioners purchased 307 acres on . . . — Map (db m114411) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — The First Complete County Rural Free Delivery Service
In the United States was inaugurated by the post office department on December 20, 1899 covering the whole of Carroll County and small parts of adjacent counties with Westminster as the central distributing point. — Map (db m3023) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — The Opera House
Built in 1854 as an Odd Fellows Hall and served as an "Opera House" and community center for nearly a century. Reported to have been used by Union troops during the Civil War. Opera House printing company located here in 1976 by its owner, . . . — Map (db m103704) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — The Rosser Raid"Welcome into my home!" — Antietam Campaign 1862
After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's smashing victory over Union Gen. John Pope at the Second Battle of Manassas, Lee decided to invade Maryland to reap the fall harvest, gain Confederate recruits, earn foreign recognition of the . . . — Map (db m114405) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — The Trumbo-Chrest House
The Trumbo-Chrest House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m114397) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Union Mills
Built 1797 on the site of an earlier mill by Andrew and David Shriver, Jr. On June 29, 1863 General J. E. B. Stuart and his cavalry camped here. On June 30, 1863 General James Barnes of the 5th Corps U. S. Army spent the night on his way to . . . — Map (db m2991) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Westminster
County seat of Carroll County, founded 1764 first called Winchester for its founder William Winchester (1710-1790), who was born in Westminster, England (now a part of Greater London) Westminster Academy incorporated 1839 (later absorbed into the . . . — Map (db m75698) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Westminster DepotPressed into Service — Gettysburg Campaign
During the Civil War, railroads for the first time attained strategic importance for transporting troops and equipment. On July 1, 1863, Gen. Herman Haupt, chief of U.S. Military Railroads, assumed control here of the Western Maryland Railroad to . . . — Map (db m13828) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Westminster MD Town Survey
At the rear of this property there is a green stone marking the starting point for the patent of White's level of September 27, 1738, and for the survey of the town of Westminster made by William Winchester in 1764, and shown of the plat recorded by . . . — Map (db m103707) HM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — Westminster MD War Memorial
Dedicated to the honor and sacrifice of the men and women of Westminster who served in the armed forces of the United States in all wars. — Map (db m103826) WM
Maryland (Carroll County), Westminster — World War II Veterans Memorial
. . . — Map (db m114410) WM

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