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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMassaponax Church

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Union Gen. Grant and his staff held a conference in Massaponax Church after leaving the Spotsylvania Court House battlefield.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/3/2012

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesSmithsonian Museum of American History - Washington, D.C

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This is one of many museums along the Washington National Mall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 3/21/2016

last visited: 3/21/2016

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Some of the old homes Gen. Grant and the Union army passed in 1864 as they moved south to Guinea Station, are still standing.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/3/2012

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesUlysses S. Grant Memorial - Washington, DC

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The Grant Memorial sits at the feet of the Capitol building. It honors President Grant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 6/2/2009

last visited: 10/12/2013

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President Lincoln's Cottage was where Abraham Lincoln escaped the heat and bustle of Washington, D.C., from June to November of the Civil War years 1862 through 1864.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member HaricotVert_52

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 4/15/2009

last visited: 7/13/2013

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesBrookeville Prisoners Paroled - Brookeville MD

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On June 28, 1863, Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart left Rockville with three cavalry brigades, 125 captured Union supply wagons, and more than 400 military and civilian prisoners, arriving in Brookeville that night.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/6/2020

last visited: 4/15/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMount Airy-Under the Barrels - Mount Airy, MD

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During the Civil War, Co. K, 14th New Jersey Infantry, guarded the railroad and National Road at Mount Airy.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 5/2/2020

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On June 29, 1863, the Army of the Potomac's II Corps, commanded by Gen. Winfield S. Hancock, broke camp south of Frederick near the Monocacy River, marched into Frederick, and turned eastward on the road to Liberty (Libertytown).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/6/2020

last visited: 5/2/2020

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It was at the Chandler Farm at Guinea Station that Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson died on May 10, 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/27/2010

last visited: 4/13/2004

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/6/2020

last visited: 4/15/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCooksville Saving the Guns - Cooksville, MD

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/6/2020

last visited: 4/15/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesJohn Wilkes Booth Escape of an Assassin - Port Tobacco MD 20677

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From the Eastern Shore to the suburbs of Washington, eastern Maryland endured those strains of civil war in ways difficult to imagine today.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: never

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The Plumb House was built between 1802 and 1806, during the time of Thomas Jefferson's presidency. It was caught in the middle of the Battle of Waynesboro on March 2, 1865, when a small Confederate force under Jubal Early was defeated by Philip Sheridan's Union troops.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member macdonr

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/27/2006

last visited: 6/10/2018

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesMiddleburg Meade's Pipe Creek Plan - Keymar MD

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On June 29, 1863, Union Gen. George G. Meade ordered the Army of the Potomac to Pipe Creek to counter any move toward Washington or Baltimore by Gen. Robert E Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and to engage it in battle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/6/2020

last visited: 5/2/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesSurratt Tavern Confederate Safe House - Clinton MD

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Owned and operated by the ardently pro-Southern Surratt family, this building was used by Confederate agents as a safe house during the Civil War. Built in 1852, the structure was a tavern, hostelry and post office.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/12/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesJohn Wilkes Booth Escape of an Assassin - Clinton MD

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Divided loyalties and ironies tore at Marylanders’ hearts throughout the Civil War: enslaved African-Americans and free United States Colored Troops; spies and smugglers; civilians imprisoned without trial to protect freedom; neighbors and families at odds in Maryland and faraway battlefields.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/12/2020

last visited: never

Image for Union Bridge - Reynolds’ Last Journey - Union Bridge, MDview gallery

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesUnion Bridge - Reynolds’ Last Journey - Union Bridge, MD

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Union Gen. John E. Reynolds was killed at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863 while directing his command along the Chambersburg Turnpike in the early fighting. His body was carried to a house in town

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/12/2020

last visited: 5/2/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesPine Thicket “the instrument of his punishment” - Bel Alton MD

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After assassinating President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth and his accomplice, David A. Herold, fled Washington for Southern Maryland, a hotbed of Confederate sympathizers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/11/2020

last visited: never

Image for Sykesville-Capturing Joe Hooker - Sykesville, MDview gallery

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesSykesville-Capturing Joe Hooker - Sykesville, MD

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Before dawn on June 29, several former area residents guided Stuart’s column north from Cooksville. At Old Frederick Road (present-day State Rte. 99) the force divided, and elements ranged east to Sykesville and Marriottsville.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/10/2020

last visited: 3/15/2020

Image for New Windsor Village by Moonlight - New Windsor, MDview gallery

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesNew Windsor Village by Moonlight - New Windsor, MD

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That night, the exhausted men and horses, wrote a New York cavalryman, passed through “a small but beautiful village New Windsor. It was about 10 o’clock when we arrived there.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/8/2020

last visited: 5/3/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesRich Hill The Fugitives Seek Shelter - Bel Alton MD

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After leaving Dr. Samuel A. Mudd's house on April 15, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, and his accomplice David E. Herold avoided Zekiah Swamp and made a wide arc around the village of Bryantown.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/11/2020

last visited: never

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NWNW118.1 km

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesGettysburg Campaign Invasion & Retreat - Oakland, MD

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/29/2020

last visited: never

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NWNW118.1 km

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesOakland - Oakland, Maryland

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The Oakland Civil War Discovery Trail Marker is located at the restored Oakland Train Depot on East Liberty Street in the Town of Oakland, Garrett County, Maryland

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member outdoorboy34

location: Maryland

date approved: 5/10/2014

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCrossing the Potomac Off into the Darkness - Newburg MD

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After assassinating President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth and his accomplice, David A. Herold, fled Washington for Southern Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/11/2020

last visited: never

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesFort Alice-Railroad Bridge Destroyed - Oakland MD

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On April 26, 1863, during the Confederate occupation of Oakland, a detachment of Confederate Capt. John H. McNeill's partisan rangers attacked the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad bridge here over the Youghiogheny River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/19/2020

last visited: never

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