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Image for John Wilkes Booth Escape of an Assassin -  Port Tobacco MD 20677view gallery

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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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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

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesGettysburg Heritage Sites Self-Guided Walking Tour - Gettysburg, PA

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Learn about history as you stroll though rolling hills which were once deadly battlefields but are now decorated with interpretive and endless monuments, memorials and markers. Learn about local town cultural too as you tour the town square.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/13/2010

last visited: 4/20/2019

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesGettysburg National Military Park - Gettysburg PA

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Gettysburg National Military Park preserves and presents the history of the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, a turning point in the war between the states.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member HaricotVert_52

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/2/2009

last visited: 6/1/2012

Image for Engagement at Westminster War at the Almshouse - Westminster MDview gallery

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesEngagement at Westminster War at the Almshouse - Westminster MD

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/12/2020

last visited: 5/3/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesGeneral Lee's Headquarters - Gettysburg PA

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This museum is the stone house used as CSA Gen. Robert E. Lee personal headquarters during the battle of Gettysburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member HaricotVert_52

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/2/2009

last visited: 7/28/2014

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This site is as it was in this house the only Civilian was killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. She was killed in the house's kitchen on the 3rd day of the battle: July 3, 1863. Along with her sister & mother, helped the Union by baking bread.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/11/2011

last visited: 7/23/2017

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This significant civil war house and contributing structure to the historic district is marked by the historical society and has been turned into a museum to teach about local cultural history with regards to the Battle of Gettysburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/28/2011

last visited: 3/29/2015

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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: 4/13/2020

last visited: 5/3/2020

Image for Divided Loyalties The Neal Family - Westminster MDview gallery

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/13/2020

last visited: 5/3/2020

Image for Westminster Depot Pressed into Service - Westminster MDview gallery

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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 supply the army engaged at Gettysburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/13/2020

last visited: 5/3/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCorbit's Charge “Suicidal Bravery” - Westminster MD

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A detachment of the 150th New York Infantry and 108 officers and men of the 1st Delaware Cavalry, including Capt. Charles Corbit’s Co. C, guarded the road junction and Western Maryland Railroad line at Westminster.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/13/2020

last visited: 5/3/2020

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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: 4/13/2020

last visited: 5/3/2020

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President Abraham Lincoln stayed in the home of David Wills when he visited Gettysburg to deliver his Gettysburg Address.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member HaricotVert_52

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/30/2009

last visited: 4/20/2019

Image for Divided Loyalties A U.S. Flag Goes South - Westminster MDview gallery

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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 house.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/13/2020

last visited: 6/23/2019

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After the cavalry engagement here on June 29, 1863, Westminster’s citizens cared for dozens of wounded of both sides.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/13/2020

last visited: 6/23/2019

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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

Image for Port Royal Booth Turned Away - Port Royal VAview gallery

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In front of you is the Brockenbrough-Peyton House where fugitives John Wilkes Booth and David Herold accompanied by three former Confederate soldiers arrived about 2:30 pm April 24, 1865,

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/11/2020

last visited: never

Image for Union Mills "Shining lights" - Union Mills, MDview gallery

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesUnion Mills "Shining lights" - Union Mills, MD

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At daybreak on June 30, 1863, Gen. J. E. B. Stuart arrived here from his bivouac at the Orendorff farm north of Westminster.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/12/2020

last visited: 5/3/2020

Image for Defiance at Union Mills "I'm a Union man!" - Union Mills, MDview gallery

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesDefiance at Union Mills "I'm a Union man!" - Union Mills, MD

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In 1863, brothers Andrew K. and William Shriver resided on either side of the Littlestown Turnpike here and likewise were divided in their loyalties, with William supporting the Confederacy and Andrew the Union.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/12/2020

last visited: 5/3/2020

Image for Gettysburg Campaign Invasion and Retreat - Union Mills, MDview gallery

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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: 4/12/2020

last visited: 5/3/2020

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Civil War Discovery Trail SitesCarmel Church ~ Gathering for North Anna

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With Robert E. Lee on the south side and Winfield Hancock on the north side, the North Anna River's Chesterfield bridge was a natural meeting point.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/21/2010

last visited: never

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