Doubleday Hill Historical

Doubleday Hill Historical (HM1SVJ)

Location: Williamsport, MD 21795 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 35.934', W 77° 49.52'

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In April 1861, Williamsport residents awoke to find themselves living across the Potomac River from the enemy. Virginia had seceded from the Union, and troops from both sides skirmished for control of the vital river crossing and the C & O Canal. The town had to build fortifications to protect Union resources.

The Fort Sumter hero, Major Abner Doubleday arrived in June 1861 and ordered the placement of three siege guns, and construction of an ammunition storage bunker and other fortifications on the hill overlooking the town and river. Even though Doubleday was transferred to Harpers Ferry a few weeks later, his name is still associated with the hill.

[text with upper right photo]Abner Doubleday (erroneously credited with invention of baseball) in 1862 as a Brigadier General.

[text with lower right photo]The fortifications on Doubleday Hill were recreated in the late 19th Century, as seen in this photograph.

[text with lower left photo]General Banks' Union army crossing the Potomac at Williamsport in June 1862. Note the cannon on Doubleday Hill in the background.
Placed ByWilliamsport Rotary Club
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Date Added Thursday, June 30th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 257406 N 4387054
Decimal Degrees39.59890000, -77.82533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 35.934', W 77° 49.52'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 35' 56.04" N, 77° 49' 31.2" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124 W Salisbury St, Williamsport MD 21795, US
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