Snow's Battery - Port Deposit, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 39° 36.243 W 076° 06.877
18S E 404308 N 4384405
Quick Description: An historical marker on Main Street in Port Deposit describes the formation and role of the Union's Battery B of the 1st Maryland Light Artillery, known as Snow's Battery, during the Civil War.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2012 5:25:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMFDN2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member trainbug
Views: 6

Long Description:

On the west side of MD 276 just south of the intersection of Main Street and Center Street in Port Deposit an historical marker has been erected that describes Snow's Battery. During the Civil War 32 men were lost. Five enlisted men were killed as a result of action and 27 enlisted men died of disease.

The marker is inscribed:

{Seal of the State of Maryland}

On August 30, 1861 Battery B of the
Union Army under the command of Capt.
Alonzo Snow was organized at Port
Deposit, composed mainly of men from
this town and vicinity. The Battery
rendered important service to the
Federal forces in the Civil War.
Notably artillery support in two
bloody battles of 1862, Malvern Hill
on the James River in Virginia and
Antietam near Sharpsburg in Maryland.

VFW Post 8185
Cecil County Historical Trust
Port Deposit Heritage Corporation.

County (required): Cecil County

Location (required): MD 276 (Main St. south of Center Street) in Port Deposit

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Information table is adjacent to the marker.

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Marker Type (optional): Not listed

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