Early's Raid on Washington

Early's Raid on Washington (HM1FTE)

Location: Silver Spring, MD 20910 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 59.36', W 77° 1.751'

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Washington, D.C. was raided in 1864 by 14,000 Confederate troops led by General Jubal Early. Skirmishes took place in Silver Spring and Washington, with the attack finally being stopped at Fort Stevens - just a few miles south of this site. Seventeen of the Confederate soldiers killed in this battle are buried at Grace Episcopal Church on Georgia Avenue.

The Confederate officers under General Early made their headquarters at the Blair residence, "Silver Spring", which was ransacked. The nearby home of Montgomery Blair, then Postmaster General of the United States, was burned to the ground.
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 7:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324255 N 4317551
Decimal Degrees38.98933333, -77.02918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.36', W 77° 1.751'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 21.6" N, 77° 1' 45.06" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301, 202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8053-8077 Newell St, Silver Spring MD 20910, US
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