Taneytown Meade’s Pipe Creek Plan - Taneytown MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 39.795 W 077° 10.840
18S E 312939 N 4392655
Quick Description: 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 the Confederates in battle.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 4/11/2020 9:17:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM12A5M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Taneytown Meade’s Pipe Creek Plan— Gettysburg Campaign —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 the Confederates in battle. Meade established his headquarters here at Taneytown and over the next two days watched his exhausted and footsore soldiers march by. Gen. Daniel E. Sickles stood on the porch of the old stone tavern and reviewed his III Corps troops as they arrived on June 30. Pvt. Charles Mattocks, 17th Maine Infantry wrote, “We marched through in columns by platoon. The young damsels sang Union songs and waived handkerchiefs to us as we passed along.” After a rest, III Corps marched on to Bridgeport in the afternoon.

Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock’s II Corps passed through Taneytown about noon on July 1. While resting at the Swope farm, Hancock received an order from Meade to leave his corps hurry to Gettysburg, and take charge of Union forces there, as General John F. Reynolds, the commander, had been killed in the battles opening moments. At 10 p.m., Meade followed, making his headquarters in the house of Mrs. Lydia Leister, a Carroll County native, who with her children took refuge in Silver Run.
Type of site: Transportation Route or Facility

Address:
West Baltimore Street (State Highway 140)
In Taneytown Memorial Park
Taneytown, MD USA
21787


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